Cottage Pie (Shepherd’s Pie)

During the cold winter months a good Cottage Pie or Shepherd’s Pie is a dish of pure comfort, heartiness and simplicity.  With it’s meaty base, added diced vegetables, thick tomato sauce or a thick rich gravy and a topping of mashed potato, sweet potato, makes a delicious meal.  Traditionally mashed potato was lovingly used in… Continue reading Cottage Pie (Shepherd’s Pie)

Smoky Bacon, Pepper, Courgette & Spring Onion Clafoutis

Originally a classical French sweet pudding made with black cherries, prunes or other suitable fruits in season. This pudding, originally a sweet treat, has conveniently been converted into a savoury dish.  Why not, it works.  It can easily be made into a complete vegetarian course by adding cheese instead of the smoky bacon.  No matter… Continue reading Smoky Bacon, Pepper, Courgette & Spring Onion Clafoutis

Potato, Leek & Bacon Soup

If you are in need of comfort food during the cold winter months in Melbourne, soup is the way to go.  Soup making can be quick and easy such as this leek, potato and bacon soup.  A recipe that is easy to prepare. It’s hearty, flavoursome and totally delicious. Ingredients 2 kg washed potatoes (peeled… Continue reading Potato, Leek & Bacon Soup

Ossobuco Milanese Style (Ossobuco Alla Milanese)

With the winter weather upon us, I cannot help but gravitate to cooking hearty and soul warming food.  This gorgeous dish is from the Lombardy region of Italy and you can use veal shins or the traditional beef shins. The recipe that I am sharing, I will be using the traditional cut of beef.  I have… Continue reading Ossobuco Milanese Style (Ossobuco Alla Milanese)