This is a simple seasonal summer salad which is quick and easy, and tastes great. My favourite dishes involve using fresh produce in season, which require you to do very little and rather let the food do the talking!Read More
We love curries at our place and as winter arrives they are all the more welcome on our family table.
I've spent time this morning making a fresh stock of curry paste, it's a basic I like to always have on hand, ready to use in a variety of recipes.
I had heard of many people having Passata days, where they harvest all their summer tomato crop and make batches of tomato Passata (sauce) to store for the winter months, when tomatoes are no longer in season and too expensive to source. It is an activity most common to the Italian culture. Since my glut was basil, not tomatoes, I decided to gather some friends and with my abundance of basil have a Pesto day.Read More
Seasonal eating at its best, this is a fabulous way to enjoy your glut of tomatoes! Tomato and basil were created for one another, and when you combine them with a lovely Australian organic extra virgin olive oil it is a ‘naked food’ sensation.Read More
Who doesn’t love a burger? This is a very tasty combination that can be easily pan-fried or done on the BBQ. Searing first then finishing in the oven ensures a juicy result. Serve these on toasted Turkish bread instead of rolls, if you like.Read More
A lovely high fibre salad that everybody loves. A friend who dared to cook for ‘the chef’, made this salad for me and I asked her for the recipe. This is my similar version of that recipe, as I have adjusted the dressing ever so slightly. As for the origin of the original recipe we are unsure.Read More
Recently I heard a young girl speak on the eve of graduating school and she quoted these words to her fellow classmates: "Do what you love and you will never work a day in your life"
These words are apparently attributed to Confucius, a Chinese philospher (who in the words of our older son Tom, was a smart Chinese guy who would have made a lot of royalties from fortune cookies if he were still alive today!).