Chef Skills – Catering for an Engagement Party

Two weeks ago I had the pleasure of catering for an engagement.  What I really enjoy about my work is the menu planning, budgeting, coordination, shopping, prepping and cooking for the event.  There is so much that is needed to be done before the event takes place.  Sharing a few images of the dishes I… Continue reading Chef Skills – Catering for an Engagement Party

Chef Skills Achieved

Hello friends, Thank you for stopping by and visiting my blog and I hope you enjoy reading my posts and recipes. I would like to share my achievement with you of becoming qualified in Commercial Cookery. I have been working towards this for some time and in early December 2018, I submitted my last assessment… Continue reading Chef Skills Achieved

An Easy Recipe of Pea Risotto with Prawns

An easy recipe of Pea Risotto and Prawns tastes delicious, can look fabulous when served and isn’t too time consuming to prepare. I love a good creamy risotto and this combination works very well.  Whilst travelling I missed a number of my favourite home cooked meals.  A good risotto is one of them. I am… Continue reading An Easy Recipe of Pea Risotto with Prawns

Involtini (Chicken) Home Made

Involtini is an Italian word which translates into small bite of food (wrapped in a filling) and they can be made from a variety of meats, vegetables and fish. My version today will be made from chicken breast. The meat needs to be thinly sliced and then filled. They can be filled with a variety… Continue reading Involtini (Chicken) Home Made

Lasagne with Chicken, Leek, Mushroom & Spinach

The colder it gets outside, darker earlier, the brighter the lights inside and the warmth of a cosy home is inviting and comforting when winter is setting in.   A home made Lasagne with Chicken, Leek, Mushroom and Spinach is the comfort one requires on a cold winter evening. The recipe that I am sharing isn’t… Continue reading Lasagne with Chicken, Leek, Mushroom & Spinach

Duck Curry (With Kaffir Lime Leaves & Lime Zest)

I have been wanting to prepare a duck curry for quite a while using Kaffir Lime Leaves and Lime Zest in the paste.  A dear friend who lives in the country will always order a duck curry if on a restaurant menu.  This has inspired me to create my own version for her next visit. … Continue reading Duck Curry (With Kaffir Lime Leaves & Lime Zest)

Gobi Manchurian (Fried Cauliflower in Spicy Sauce)

Gobi Manchurian is an Indo Chinese dish of fried cauliflower. A popular snack food in India. The florets are coated in batter, then pan fried.  A spicy rich sauce is made that coats the cauliflower giving the dish wonderful spicy flavours and consistency.  I was first introduced to this dish by my chef and trainer.  I… Continue reading Gobi Manchurian (Fried Cauliflower in Spicy Sauce)

Home Made Corn Bread (Easy Recipe)

Growing up in Croatia, I still have fond memories of home made corn bread. Traditional corn bread was made from dry corn kernels which were milled in the local community and turned into a flour.  This flour was coarse and resembled polenta.  The bread was traditionally baked in a wood fired oven, it formed a beautiful… Continue reading Home Made Corn Bread (Easy Recipe)

Sicilian Style Summer Caponata

A little while ago I promised that I would share the Sicilian style summer caponata recipe.  For those that have been waiting patiently this recipe is for you.  As well as for those that enjoy eating Sicilian dishes.  Let us begin preparing this wonderful dish. All these ingredients are readily available at the moment and… Continue reading Sicilian Style Summer Caponata

Home Made Corn & Zucchini Fritters

When in season I can never go past corn to prepare some home made dishes. It is that time of the year and I am in heaven. It reminds me of my childhood back in Croatia. Where I lived the fields were abundant during the late summer.  Corn was enjoyed in many different ways. Today… Continue reading Home Made Corn & Zucchini Fritters