Herby Sweet Potato and Ham Muffins

I seem to be on an endless search for easy to make foods now I’m feeding a mouth in training so to speak. I am counting my blessings daily to have a little man who is happy to sample what we eat, in fact prefers it over “baby” food.  The challenge it presents is making…

Pumpkin, Bacon and Pea Muffins

Sometimes the source of my food ideas is a book or a conversation, and other times from somewhere as straight forward as my supermarkets freebie food magazine.  You’d be pleasantly surprised by the caliber of the ideas if you can get past the blatant marketing that drives most of the content. This recipe took my…

Bacon, Cheese and Green Onion Buttermilk Biscuits

The idea of creating a savoury flavoured scone that I could portion up and freeze for early starts sounded great. I love something different for my breakfasts and tend to mix it up with toast, eggs, pancakes or cereal.  When I’m on the early shift at work it comes down to what is easily pre-prepared…

Caesar Salad

Caesar salad is much maligned in the cafe world, particularly in the 90’s and early 00’s. So often served with slathering of mayonnaise, oversized croutons and horrid violently salty anchovies and lots of random additions. Made right though this salad can be a beautiful balance of textures and flavours that will have you changing your…

Rustic Chicken Pie

I’ve been thinking about this pie for quite a long time.  I love a good chicken pie, but have not really considered how I would go about making one until we made pulled pork the other day in the slow cooker.  I know I couldn’t have been googling my heart out and had an answer a…

Make Your Own Pizza From Scratch

Pizza is a great quick food solution for most people.  Finding a good place to buy pizza from is a whole other story.   Occasionally we hit upon a great pizza maker and we tend to almost overdose on their wares as a reaction, but if you’re like me that doesn’t happen often.  And if you’re…

Homemade Baked Beans

I tossed up the alternative title for this post as ‘why I will probably never eat commercial baked beans again’. Seriously a little experiment has turned into a major revelation about the humble baked bean. I will start with declaring myself to be a fan.  I grew up with them as a part of my…

Broccoli & Bacon pasta

Lately I’ve been feeling the need to eat more vegetables.  For some reason when this happens my go to seems to be broccoli. I have memories of travelling in Hawaii in 2006 and being desperate for a plate of  veg after so many days of hamburgers and chips,  so much so that I ordered the…