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

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

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

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

Roast Vegetable & Pearl Barley Salad

My inspiration for this salad comes from having to prepare a quick, healthy meal during busy times. This dish is a complete meal with an array of delicious vegetables, herb dressing and is packed full of goodness.  I always make a large quantity, the left over salad stores well and is perfect for work lunches or a… Continue reading Roast Vegetable & Pearl Barley Salad

Pickled Artichoke Hearts (Carciofo)

For my 100th recipe post I would like to share with you a simple pickled Artichoke recipe.  If you have never eaten or cooked this vegetable do not be alarmed by it’s exotic appearance.  It can be prepared in a number of different ways, on this occasion I will simply pickle and preserve them.  Artichokes were… Continue reading Pickled Artichoke Hearts (Carciofo)

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)

Pumpkin, Herb & Leek Pie

For those of us who love pumpkin, it’s versatility and health benefits, this simple and delightful recipe can be enjoyed on it’s own or can accompany a variety of meat dishes.  I have taken this pie to BBQ’s, picnics and many lunches.  My family adore this dish, it is light, soft and naturally sweet with a wonderful array… Continue reading Pumpkin, Herb & Leek Pie