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. For slightly more fussy eaters, who are not too fond of meat on the bone [read: Mr Chipconnoisseur], you can substitute drumsticks for chicken […]

Thrifty chic: Fried gemfish fillets in a spring vegetable consommé

If you are looking for a dish that’s delicious, good looking, quick and easy to make and doesn’t cost an arm and a leg, this is it! A perfect dinner party meal – trust me your guests won’t be disappointed. And at less than $5 per serve neither will your […]

Dinner party snacks: Prosciutto, basil and parmesan puff pastry twists

  These are great for entertaining – on their own or as an accompaniament to dips such as spicy tomato or baba ganoush. They take no time to make, but will disappear just as quickly so make at least a couple of batches. And kids love them too! Makes 16 […]

Tapas style chorizo and potato salad with spicy salsa

Spicy, smokey and a breeze to make. 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. 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.

5 ingredients: Inside out chocolate ganache and coconut tart + truffles

About a year ago I had the opportunity to attend a dinner hosted by none other than the food styling queen , Donna Hay. To add to the excitement, the event was actually held at her Surry Hills studio and all meals were prepared by Donna and her team. It was […]

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