Archive for November, 2010

School night roast: Self-saucing herb and lemon chicken drumsticks

These self-saucing herb and lemon chicken drumsticks are extremely scrumptious and very easy to make, even on a school night when time is of the essence. Cooking drumsticks in the oven is pretty easy, even for novice cooks. The meat is juicy and the sauce adds a whole bunch of […]

Fried Gemfish Fillets in a Spring Vegetable Consommé

Gemfish is easy to cook – especially if you are craving a crispy on the outside but flakey and decadently soft on the inside type of fish. The spring vegetable broth has the right amount of acidity and an interesting flavour to bring the whole dish together.   If you are looking for a […]

Dinner Party Snacks: Prosciutto, Basil and Parmesan Puff Pastry Twists

These puff pastry twists are great for dinner parties – on their own or as an accompaniament to dips such as spicy tomato or baba ganoush. They take no time to make – you can use gluten-free puff pastry as well, but will disappear just as quickly so make at least […]

Tapas-style Chorizo and Potato Salad with Spicy Salsa

We’ve come across many a styles of this chorizo and potato dish in our culinary adventures across the Sydney tapas scene, and now we have a favourite recipe to make at home, too. Spicy, smokey and a breeze to make. It’s great as a side dish at barbecues, as an alternative […]

Potato, ricotta and onion ravioli [also known as ruskie pierogi]

This particular recipe and method is a cultural melting pot: traditional Polish stuffing, wrapped in Chinese wonton pastry for ease of preparation and shaped as Italian ravioli. Cooked then fried for extra flavour. Making me hungry as I “speak”.

The obsession with fresh produce is taking our country by storm…

So why is it that Australia, the lucky country with seemingly endless abundance of fresh and flavoursome produce available practically all year round, is the world’s most obese nation? How is it possible that giant fast food chains are able to post huge profit increases in the region, year after […]

How to Make Crispy Salt and Pepper Squid

Crispy Salt and Pepper Squid has become one of the staples of modern Australian cuisine, but it’s easy to make at home.

How to Cook the Perfect Soft-Boiled Eggs

Cooking the perfect Soft-boiled Eggs is quite easy really once you know how. So, here is how to get that oozy, runny yolk perfect every time…