Pork Satay Skewers with a Fresh Cucumber and Radish Salad

Recently I managed to sneak in a little bit of time to make us something new in my kitchen.  I’m not sure that I should mention that its actually supposed to have been dinner for the past 3 nights and has only just been created….such is life with a baby in the house unfortunately. I’m…

Good Food and Wine Weekend

This weekend in Brisbane is going to be all about good food and wine.  Well, to be honest, every weekend in my house is about good food and wine, but in particular this weekend I get to explore the latest offerings from small producers of delicious goodness, plus go for a little bit of virtual…

Foodie Photo Friday

Today I wanted to do a little cross promotion for myself and share with you an image from my latest focus, my art.  I’ve set up a new blog which will be sharing images that I create and become an online gallery as such of my work.  If you like the style of my photography…

Saffron and Lemon Chicken

Anyone who knows me knows how much I love the spice saffron.  The smell evokes so many childhood memories for me that I love to cook with it just to take a trip down memory lane.  When I was charged with creating this recipe as part of The Cookbook Club earlier this month I was…

Boon Tat Satay Market

Each night as the sun sets in amongst a concrete and glass jungle we call Singapore, a busy little street known as Boon Tat hosts a fabulous evening street party.  The lines of cars are replaced with plastic tables and stools, and the wooden caravans open their shutters, to reveal their BBQ’s and delicacies. As…

Braised Fennel

There is something special about finding yourself a home where you form a good relationship with your neighbours.  Most of my living experiences have consisted of perhaps knowing faces to greet as you go past, but would hardly qualify as people who I would borrow a cup of sugar from, let alone sit down to…

Spiced Carrot, Pistachio and Almond Cake with Rosewater Cream

  Recently I was invited along to a book club of the very best kind known as The Cookbook Club.  The group chooses a cookbook from which they all prepare a dish and then come together to share a meal with each other.  For anyone who is a regular follower of my blog you would…

Patong Street Food

Phuket and indeed Thailand have a very strong culture of street food.  Most vendors have their shops built around a motorbike which helps them to bring their business to their customers. Others will set up on a regular street corner and serve their specialty dish for the locals to come to them.  For us this…

Morsels from Thailand

Currently Mr G and I are relaxing in Thailand so the kitchen is gathering in mothballs. The upside is that I’m sharing a lot of my foodie moments on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. If you love to drool vicariously through others then you might like to follow us on one of these formats to keep…

Zesty Coconut Bread

I’m sure we all have memories from our child hood of particular foods.  For me this recipe of Coconut Bread is one that I remember making when I was probably about 10 years old.  I’m fairly sure Mum was away working and so Dad was taking us on a car rally with my two sisters…