Monthly Archives: October 2011


If you love lasagna then you will love the Greek version, Pastitsio.  In a lot of ways I think Pastitsio is better than lasagna, the first one being kids go absolutely mad for it!  Absolutely mad. Every time I serve … Continue reading

Posted in Cheap and Cheerful, Family Dinner, Feeding A Crowd | 9 Comments

Boodles Orange Cream

I had never heard of a Boodles Orange Cream until I was flicking through the pages of David Herbert’s book ‘The Really Useful Cookbook’.  The name caught my attention, as did the mention of ‘orange’ and ‘cream’ side by side.  … Continue reading

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Duck Ragu With Pappardelle And Gremolata

I have noticed lately how readily available duck is and I have so many duck recipes that I want to try.  This one is from Gwyneth Paltrow’s book ‘My Father’s Daughter’.  A cookbook which has been on high rotation on … Continue reading

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Poached Eggs With Roasted Tomatoes

I could happily eat this everyday.  There use to be a Jones The Grocer cafe over at Indooroopilly and I would drive over just to eat this.  Oh and have a coffee on organic milk.  It made for the perfect … Continue reading

Posted in Basics, Breakfast, Cheap and Cheerful | 1 Comment

Poached Eggs

After sharing the very basic recipe for Toasted Garlic Bread the other day I have decided to share some more very basic recipes.  Simple things I cook that aren’t really much of a recipe but very handy to whip up … Continue reading

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Giveaway – Good Food & Wine Show

The Good Food & Wine Show is coming up soon in Brisbane and I have 2 tickets to give away. If you are in Brisbane November 4 -6 and would like to be in the running to win the tickets … Continue reading

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Toasted Garlic Bread

Not much of a recipe but a delicious way to serve a loaf of Turkish bread as part of a meal.  Best to not go overboard on the garlic – I speak from experience.  One clove of garlic per loaf … Continue reading

Posted in Basics, BBQ, Bread, Sides | 1 Comment

Chocolate Peppermint Brownies

Levi has a thing for chocolate and mint.  Choc Mint biscuits are his favourite store bought treat and had to be incorporated into his birthday cake this year, a Choc Mint Ice Cream Cake.  He goes crazy for the Mint … Continue reading

Posted in Afternoon Tea, Baking, Slice | 9 Comments

Maple Roasted Vegetables

Ever since seeing Nigella Lawson roast parsnips in maple syrup in ‘Nigella’s Christmas Kitchen’ I have been hooked.  Maple syrup takes delicious roast vegetables up a notch making them sweet, sticky and irresistible.  Adding some wholegrain mustard adds a little … Continue reading

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