Winter Greens

A dish of winter greens can only be described as splendid.  A healthy selection of fresh crispy leaves, blanched and lightly tossed in olive oil, garlic and seasoning will evoke lovely flavours, textures, colours from these home grown beauties picked from my garden. In late Autumn I planted Swiss Chard (Silver beet), Kale and Tatsoi.… Continue reading Winter Greens

Rustic French Onion Tart

Originally posted on Milanka's Fine Food:
Pastry 125 grams Plain Flour 60 grams Butter (room temperature) 1 Egg Pinch Salt Water Filling 7 Large Brown Onions (finely chopped 1cm) 3 Egg Yolks 150 ml Cream (full fat) 1/2 teaspoon ground Nutmeg Black Pepper (freshly ground) 60 grams Butter (to cook the onions) 4 tablespoons…

Roasted Carrots, Parsnip & Butter Beans (Cumin Dressing)

Roasted vegetables are wonderful to serve for large groups or for a family.  They are very easy to prepare, all you need to do is wash them, pat dry them, coat with olive oil, place on a tray and into the oven. Check on them every once in a while whilst they are cooking to… Continue reading Roasted Carrots, Parsnip & Butter Beans (Cumin Dressing)

Vegetable Salad (Served Warm or Cold)

For the many of us planning and preparing for our Christmas gatherings, this vegetable selection just sings with goodness and is sure to be a hit at the festive table.  A combination of roasted and saute′d greens with the wonderful added sweetness of the Japanese Pumpkin.  This dish is sure to be a wonderful accompaniment… Continue reading Vegetable Salad (Served Warm or Cold)

Roast Vegetable & Pearl Barley Salad

My inspiration for this salad comes from having to prepare a quick, healthy meal during busy times. This dish is a complete meal with an array of delicious vegetables, herb dressing and is packed full of goodness.  I always make a large quantity, the left over salad stores well and is perfect for work lunches or a… Continue reading Roast Vegetable & Pearl Barley Salad

Pumpkin, Herb & Leek Pie

For those of us who love pumpkin, it’s versatility and health benefits, this simple and delightful recipe can be enjoyed on it’s own or can accompany a variety of meat dishes.  I have taken this pie to BBQ’s, picnics and many lunches.  My family adore this dish, it is light, soft and naturally sweet with a wonderful array… Continue reading Pumpkin, Herb & Leek Pie

Roasted Beetroot

As promised in my last post, I am sharing another simple roasted vegetable dish using beetroot.  This versatile and highly nutritional vegetable can be eaten raw, cooked or pickled.  Beetroot can be purple-crimson, white or golden in colour. Ingredients 3-4 Beetroot (cut into wedges) Balsamic Vinegar Extra Virgin Olive Oil Salt & Freshly Ground Black Pepper Preparation… Continue reading Roasted Beetroot