Secret Parisian Bars & Divine Delights

We’re in Paris for my upcoming fortieth birthday! I found the restaurant on Instagram and just had to go… No bookings mean we have to wait for a table, but how joyous to do so! We have a drink downstairs in the speakeasy. You are given no directions, and clandestinely enter through a “no entry” […]

cook | eat

this salad has simple yet sophisticated ingredients that are really so effortless to pull together. we had this on a Friday night after a long week at work. we wanted something light yet decadent, and we didn’t want to spend too much time in the kitchen; relaxation, wine and chats were needed, and this dish […]

Folonomo :: restaurant review

For love not money is the ethos of this place and their name reflects that using the first two letters of each word in the saying. It’s Sydney’s first “profit for purpose” restaurant, where after operating costs, all profits go to charity. The food is sustainable and ethically sourced, but it’s beautiful, tasty, fragrant and […]

amaretti & pumpkin risotto

Tonight’s weeknight dinner; amaretti and pumpkin risotto with spinach & dill served with shredded poached chicken. I picked up this little pack of risotto from a local providor, and thought it a beautiful star of a mid-week dinner. Heat a little oil in a saucepan, then add the risotto and stir for a minute til […]

weeknight feeds | chicken cacciatore 

I love the simplicity of this dish; not only is it super quick and easy to make but it bursts with delicious Italian flavours! It’s a one pan weeknight wonder! Just adjust the ingredients for however many people you’re feeding. Ingredients: 8 chicken thighs a punnet of cherry tomatoes 1 cup deseeded kalamata olives 4 […]

kale & walnut pesto | paleo recipe of the week

People are always asking me what I do with kale.  I primarily use it to make green smoothies, as a side veggie for dinner (think sauteed kale & mushrooms) or in my scrambled eggs/omelette for brekkie. But I’ve found a new use! Kale & Walnut Pesto; totally paleo friendly and great with grilled/steamed fish or […]

chorizo cabonara & catalan market salad

Let’s not tell Jay, but if I could have a second husband it would be Jamie Oliver. That Englishman can cook! I stalk follow him on Twitter & Instagram and he recently posted this recipe, which of course I just had to emulate for dinner. Give it a try; it’s pukka! For the salad 25 […]

is this the best pizza ever? | +39 Pizzeria

[via] Pizza is my weakness. I’m referring to proper Italian pizza, not that tasteless cardboard Pizza Hut and Dominos peddle in the guise of “pizza”. Over the last couple of years I’ve been slowly working my way through Sydney’s top 10 pizza restaurants (according to the SMH Good Food Guide) and I must say that […]

recipe | zucchini flower, mint and pecorino penne

I love a change of season! After a crappy wet summer, Autumn has bought Sydney clear blue skies, lots of sunshine (with only a few scattered storms) & temps in the low-mid 20°C’s. Correspondingly, I love the change in seasonal produce. My local fruit & veg store is a hop, skip, jump away from me […]