Isn’t summer just beautiful. Not the horrendous, sweaty, exhaustion causing, breath shortening Brisbane heat, of course. I’m talking about the food. Naturally! Raw, fresh, vibrant. My favourite way to eat. This salad is a little twist on the classic Tuna Nicoise. The beans just blanched, sweet juicy cherry tomatoes, crispy baby radish, refreshing cucumber, bitter endive, […]
This salad is one of the easiest, but definitely one of the tastiest salads in my repertoire. Stolen from a little pizza place in Woolloongabba, this quickly became a household favourite. This salad is great with anything, but it is particularly well suited to very savoury, salty mains. I cannot eat pissaladière without this on the […]
The Condiment Queen. That’s what they call me. If it is going to be eaten, it needs a sauce, a jus, a mayonnaise, a toasted nut, a seasoning, a final touch of flavour and texture to bring the perfect dish together. At all times my herb garden is full of my favourite herbs, my pantry […]
Impressive? Yes. Easy? Absolutely! While it does require some patience, this duck ham or duck prosciutto is foolproof and will impress the pants off anyone coming over for a charcuterie board, or even a gamey twist on everyone’s Italian favourite, the classic carbonara.
This is my easy peasy, delicious, midweek steak. It’s not your average steak dinner. You should try it.
My normal morning routine is eggs. Scrambled, poached, fried, baked, omelette, French toast. Any way they come, they keep me full for most of the day and taste great. However, sometimes, when I cant stomach another egg, I head to the pantry and whip up some muesli. I have never been into cereal or muesli […]
So, I mean, everyone is doing it. One Direction did, now T Swizzle is taking some time off. If it’s good enough for them, it’s a good enough excuse for my laziness too. Anyway, I have been taking a break but I am back now, and since it’s April, and all your New Years Resolutions […]
For me, it is hard to just do one thing when it comes to food. For dinner, I can’t do a protein with just one salad, it needs to be two or three different sides. And now, it seems, I am even getting bored with just one cuisine. I want carbonara, but I am bored […]
It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Nothing is truer. The silly season really does get me all silly. I try to make the most of it. Tree trimming night complete with carols, canapés and cocktails. Christmas pool parties with cold beers and a seafood spread. The work Christmas party with the unlimited bar […]
While I love a weekend away, or one full of activities, sometimes, it just doesn’t get any better than a weekend at home, doing nothing but cooking, eating, drinking and relaxing. You know, the weekends where come Monday morning, you don’t need a weekend from your weekend. So, when I do get to completely clear […]
I have a real obsession with toast. If you can’t eat it on toast, I’m not interested. It can be the perfect breakfast, lunch, light dinner, appetizer. Toast can do it all! A couple of weeks ago I came home from a Stradbroke Island weekend away with a big bag of treasure. Straddie prawns, bugs […]
So, food. Pretty much the new black. With the rise and rise of cooking shows like Masterchef and My Kitchen Rules, cooking and food has been brought direct into our living rooms and become an important part of Australian culture. These shows have turned people who were meat and three veg kinda folk, into pseudo […]