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

Hearty Bean Soup (juha sa grah, špek i kobasice)

Growing up as a kid in Croatia, meat wasn’t on the menu all that often, especially beef.  We had fish from the river, our own chickens, eggs if the chooks were happy laying, if not you had to buy them from your neighbours providing they were willing to sell or barter for something you had an abundance of… Continue reading Hearty Bean Soup (juha sa grah, špek i kobasice)

Moroccan Lamb Spare Ribs

This is a simple and easy meat dish to make.  It can be served as a starter or a main dish with a salad or vegetables. Ingredients 1 kg Lamb Spare Ribs 2-3 Tablespoons Moroccan Spice Mix Moroccan Spice Mix 1 teaspoon ground Cumin 1 teaspoon ground Tumeric 1 teaspoon ground Ginger 1 teaspoon Salt… Continue reading Moroccan Lamb Spare Ribs