Risotto Milanese Style (Risotto Alla Milanese)

Risotto Milanese accompanies Ossobuco beautifully.  I am pairing these two dishes together as they are a match made in heaven.  Some delicious comfort food during the week or weekend can be pleasurable. Home cooked, hearty food to warm the soul inside and out. Ingredients 1 onion (finely chopped) 40 grams butter (unsalted) 400 grams Arborio Rice 1 glass dry… Continue reading Risotto Milanese Style (Risotto Alla Milanese)

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

Lemon Curd

Freshly picked lemons from my Meyer Lemon tree.  This small tree is always abundant and provides us with fruit during the cold winter months. On this occasion I will be making home made Lemon Curd. There are many wonderful ways to make use of this freshly made spread.  Cakes, pastries, tarts, pancakes are just a… Continue reading Lemon Curd

Pork with Plum Sauce & Choy Sum

A few weeks ago, my assignment for the course was to put together a recipe, create a sequence/plan, complete the dish within 40 minutes and serve.  The chef then tasted the dish and gave advice on how to improve it if we were to serve it as a dish in a cafe or restaurant.  This… Continue reading Pork with Plum Sauce & Choy Sum

Seafood Linguine

Yesterday I visited one of Melbourne’s Markets with a friend.  We enjoyed a light lunch of Vietnamese Lemon Grass Soup with Rice Noodles. Followed by, traipsing around the market and buying our goodies for the weekend. We both stocked up on fresh seafood, meat, fresh fruit, vegetables, nuts and deli goods. This plan has been… Continue reading Seafood Linguine

Zucchini, Haloumi, Bacon & Vegetarian Frittata (Gluten Free)

8 Free Range Eggs 8 Rashers of Short Cut Bacon (Rindless) (sliced) 4 Zucchinis (grated) 1/2 Cup Carrot (grated) 250 grams Haloumi cheese (grated) 1/2 cup Gluten Free Flour 2 Spanish Onions (chopped) 1 Tablespoon of Thyme 1 Tablespoon of Majoram Olive oil for frying (2 tablespoons) Pepper to taste Preparation time 20-30 minutes Cooking… Continue reading Zucchini, Haloumi, Bacon & Vegetarian Frittata (Gluten Free)