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

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

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

Moroccan Lamb Spare Ribs

Originally posted on Milanka's Fine Food:
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…

Video Easy Entertaining (3 Recipes)

It has been a while since my last video and and once again I have collaborated with videographer Yenny in producing my third.  Short films are fun, challenging and you get the opportunity to learn a little about the industry on a smaller scale.   Being two people and not a huge team, prepping, cooking etc.,… Continue reading Video Easy Entertaining (3 Recipes)

Vegetable Salad (Served Warm or Cold)

For the many of us planning and preparing for our Christmas gatherings, this vegetable selection just sings with goodness and is sure to be a hit at the festive table.  A combination of roasted and saute′d greens with the wonderful added sweetness of the Japanese Pumpkin.  This dish is sure to be a wonderful accompaniment… Continue reading Vegetable Salad (Served Warm or Cold)

Dried Fruit & Pear Relish

Hello dear friends, I hope that you are all well and enjoying the preparation that the festive season brings.  Life has been busy, it has been difficult to sit down and write a post.  I have had many gift ideas, recipes that I would have loved to have shared, time has just slipped away. Better planning… Continue reading Dried Fruit & Pear Relish

Beetroot Jam (Relish)

As promised in my previous post, I am delighted to share with you this fabulous Beetroot Jam (relish) recipe.  For those that love this vegetable you can take pleasure in eating it as a relish which can accompany many of your favourite dishes whether it be meat, hamburgers, in sandwiches, for breakfast with eggs, bacon,… Continue reading Beetroot Jam (Relish)