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

Russian Salad

I would like to re-share this wonderful salad recipe for all who are enjoying the height of summer.  If you are planning a BBQ, a family gathering or having some friends over this coming weekend for a meal, you will not regret trying this recipe and impress your guests.  The salad is loved amongst our… Continue reading Russian Salad

Grilled Steak with Mashed Potato, Asparagus & Peppers in Mustard Sauce

A cold Saturday night with no plans, just keeping warm, a dinner for two of a lovely grilled eye fillet and a few vegetable dishes and a fabulous glass of red.  After dinner a relax on the couch and a movie.  After a busy week, I wouldn’t want to do anything else.  Cheers to those… Continue reading Grilled Steak with Mashed Potato, Asparagus & Peppers in Mustard Sauce

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

Lamb Koftas with Grilled Vegetables

Home cooked meals need not take hours in the kitchen.  This quick Lamb Kofta recipe is effortless, delicious and full of wonderful exotic spices.  When they are sizzling on the griddle, the kitchen is filled with wonderful middle eastern aromas. Ingredients 1 kg Lamb Mince 2 Spring Onions (finely sliced) 2 tablespoons of Coriander (chopped)… Continue reading Lamb Koftas with Grilled Vegetables

Austin’s Squid Ink Pasta

Today is Friday YAY!   The weekend brings family and friends together, fresh food, drink and conversation.  What ever the weekend brings your way I hope that it is your nirvana of joyful and happy moments.  A few weekend’s ago my son Austin decided to prepare a dish which he has been wanting to cook… Continue reading Austin’s Squid Ink Pasta

Mushrooms for Breakfast

Sunday mornings are always a treasure in our household, we get up mid morning and leisurely enjoy coffee, tea and breakfast.  For me a good start to the day is a cup of coffee, then a second cup, followed by a savoury dish.  On this occasion, I craved mushrooms on toast.  I quickly drove to our… Continue reading Mushrooms for Breakfast

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

Spinach, Peas & Mint Salad

Hello dear friends, It’s been a while since I had the opportunity to post a recipe.  Today, I decided to put a number of things aside and put together a simple, easy and yet very healthy salad that I know is mouth watering and delicious.  Spinach is a fast growing annual and is readily available all… Continue reading Spinach, Peas & Mint Salad