How to Make a Focaccia with Olives, Onion & Rosemary

Keeping busy and positive during this unusual time can be challenging for many.  Melbourne, Sydney and both states country regions are experiencing extended lockdowns.  If you enjoy home cooking, bread making and like to keep busy give this recipe a go.  Take a few moments to read through the recipe, once you have made the… Continue reading How to Make a Focaccia with Olives, Onion & Rosemary

Rustic Shortbread & Coffee Hazelnut Meal Biscuits (Cookies)

Biscuits and Cookies are always fun to bake and I enjoy experimenting with different dough mixtures.  With the the New Year in full swing, I have the time to sit down and write the recipe.  These are simple to make, rustic in appearance, delicious,  can be beautifully presented and enjoyed by all. Shortbread  2 cups… Continue reading Rustic Shortbread & Coffee Hazelnut Meal Biscuits (Cookies)

Flourless Orange Cake

This flourless orange cake is moist, decadent and scrumptious.  The oranges, almond meal and a few other ingredients create a wonderful citrus sensation.  Baking this cake was for a friend’s birthday celebration.  I love getting requests and orders for cakes it gives me an opportunity to experiment with a variety of different ingredients and methods of… Continue reading Flourless Orange Cake

Twice Cooked Smokey Pork Spare Ribs

Slow roasting and cooking pork spare ribs can be time consuming however, the results are worth it. Succulent meat comes off the bone, coated with a smokey flavoured marinade, mouthwatering and delicious. The ribs will be devoured, fingers licked and you and your friends will not be stopping at just a few. Be prepared to… Continue reading Twice Cooked Smokey Pork Spare Ribs

Yummy Lamb Shanks Cooked in White Wine

Slow cooked Lamb Shanks is a dish that welcomes the cooler weather and is food for the soul.  The meat becomes tender and falls off the bone easily, the sauce coats the shank or the mashed potatoes generously so that you are able to enjoy all the goodness.  The potato mash is a wonderful accompaniment… Continue reading Yummy Lamb Shanks Cooked in White Wine

Smoked Salmon & Vegetable Salad

Dinner planning can be a little mind boggling at times however, this Smoked Salmon salad with vegetables and creamy dressing isn’t too time consuming and a great alternative when you feel a little stuck for inspiration and ideas. A selection of a few pan charred vegetables, steamed beans and cooked potatoes with a tangy dressing,… Continue reading Smoked Salmon & Vegetable Salad

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)