My Gingerbread House Cocktail

My Gingerbread House Cocktail
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December. What a glorious time of year. My birthday, Christmas, NYE and just the general loveliness of that end of the year feeling. Work slows down, the parties start up, summer is well and truly here! And, since my favourite thing is to take any day of the week and turn it into a production, the […]

Polenta a la Tavola

Polenta a la Tavola
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A couple of weeks ago I was invited to a dinner at Pane e Vino to celebrate their nearly 20 years serving some of the best, traditional Italian in Brisbane. Now a survival of 20 years in the restaurant industry is no mean feat, and I was curious to find out just why this place had […]

Perfect Pork and Fennel Sausages

Perfect Pork and Fennel Sausages
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So I actually really enjoy sausages. Generally I think sausages have a bit of a bad rep. Not just because they are a bit of an inappropriate looking food item, which is, I think, why subconsciously I choose to photograph these coiled up. But, I guess when someone says “We are having sausages for dinner”, it doesn’t really […]

Cauliflower and Onion Bhajis

Cauliflower and Onion Bhajis
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We spoke a couple of weeks ago about my cauliflower obsession. Well, it’s still going strong! And this recipe is possibly my favourite way to eat it. I don’t know if you have ever tried Bhajis at the local Indian take away, but every time I have, it ain’t been pretty! For some reason they […]

Green Tea CHOYA Martini

Green Tea CHOYA Martini
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Much like all things edible, I don’t think I have ever met a drink I didn’t like. A woody Chardonnay, Guinness, Scotch on the rocks, Sake. You could literally buy me anything at a bar and I would drink it, and I would enjoy it. So, when I was invited to celebrate 100 years of […]

N’awlins Muffuletta Sandwich

N’awlins Muffuletta Sandwich
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By now you probably know I am fairly big fan of the varied and exciting American cuisine. If you want to say obsessed, fine, go ahead. You are probably more accurate. But while the Cajun/Creole flavours do grace my plate at least once a week, the Muffuletta sandwich, for some reason, has never spent a […]

Popcorn Cauliflower with Curry Aioli

Popcorn Cauliflower with Curry Aioli
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I am sorry. This post is so simple it’s hardly worth blogging. Put cauliflower in the oven, and that is about the extent of it. But, its just so good! I am literally obsessed with cauliflower at the moment. Roasted, mashed, as ‘rice’, or a base for ‘alfredo’ pasta sauce. Even for tonight’s Indian feast, […]