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 […]

kitchen | moroccan spiced roast chicken & cauliflower barley salad

This recipe just dropped into my inbox and it looks too delicious not to share! It’s a beautiful, seasonally transitional dish, perfect for a long lazy weekend lunch or relaxing evening meal. Who can go past the fragrant Morrocan spices? I certainly cant! Moroccan Spiced Roast Chicken with Cauliflower & Barley Salad Ingredients: 1 tsp […]

this week | in instagram

 making Skinny Cow icecream into a pretty treat!  circa 2010 @ South Coast Bawley Beach; Harley’s first trip away Jay, my hot Monday night date; late dinner after seeing an FBiRadio presents ‘The Imposter’ movie Amber!!! Had to take this picture of Amber Valletta for Coach at the QVB on George St to send to my friend Tam. […]

week in instagram

my zombie family hanging out on my kitchen window! selfie coffee from Morso Harley bear swordfish carpaccio at Love.Fish Australia Day homemade salads Banoffi pie from Love.Fish homemade laksa breakfast parfait table view from Sugaroom Bar+Restaurant dinner club at Love.Fish with the Jacksons rainy out my window at work macabre pretty skull vodka our his+her’s […]

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 […]

sweet as nectar | hummingbird cake

I love to cook but I wouldn’t consider myself as a baker. It’s just too finicky. But the odd occasion arises (usually after an epic Pinning session or for a competition) that I have the urge to bake something beautiful. On Sunday I got my apron on! Warning: the results won’t be like Martha’s picture above! Hummingbird […]

thursday’s table

Get ready for some scrumptious seafood with this cracking recipe from Michelle Bridges. Perfect for the Aussie summer season! Prawn, watercress and fennel salad Serves 2 “This is one of my favourite recipes. It’s super nutritious and dead easy to make. Rocket is okay if you can’t get watercress.” ~ Mish Bridges Ingredients 750g cooked prawns 1 […]

creative popcorn | recipes

[via] Plain popcorn or popcorn garnished with spice mix is one of my favourite low-cal snacks but flavoured popcorn typically isn’t a huge favourite in Australia. I’ve scoured the interwebs to find some amazing recipes, that while aren’t low in cals, look amazing & fun! Cat Cora’s Party Mix with cereal, pretzels, peanuts and, of […]

beef ragu with pappardelle | recipe

I recently wrote about gorging myself for a whole day which included this delicious pappardelle pasta dish with a tender beef ragu. Ragu traditionally uses secondary cuts of meat which are slowly & gently cooked for hours so that the sinew breaks down and the meat is tender and juicy. For this I use my […]

Indian veggie burger | recipe

My friend Tam is a vegetarian and her Dad is Indian, so this recipe is for her! Full article details found here on the Australian Gourmet Traveller Website 2 (about 350gm) desiree potatoes 400 gm piece of butternut pumpkin, peeled and cut into 1cm pieces 200 gm canned chickpeas, drained 1 tbsp ground cumin 1 tbsp […]