BBQ Salad Series: Coleslaw

I love Asian style coleslaws with a passion, and could live on them all summer.  This time around though I thought I’d hark back to an earlier time in my memory when this was the salad de jour at BBQ’s when I was a child.  As I got older and worked in my Mum’s catering…

BBQ Salad Series: Waldorf Salad

Given that we are entering the barbeque season here in Australia, and many places in the northern hemisphere are enjoying their autumn, I thought it might be a good time to share some old favourites for our outdoor get togethers and for those times when the best option for dinner is a BBQ. First off…

Roast Beetroot and Dill Salad

Have I mentioned that one of my favourite herbs is dill?  I don’t think I use it enough in recipes in proportion to just how much I love it.  Like saffron, it evokes memories of Sweden and my gorgeous Swedish friends and family.  In particular the inspiration for this dish came from a gorgeous Canadian…

Lemon & Oregano Marinade

I think I’ve shared before that I lived in Adelaide a few years ago.  I moved there for work originally planning to be there a year. I ended up staying five years for the food, the wine and the people around me! It was during this time a group of my friends and I created…

Roast Leg of Lamb

When I was a child, there was an advertisment on TV,  probably put together by a lamb farmers organisation, that promoted that having Mum’s roast lamb was better than a date with Tom Cruise.  This was in the era of Top Gun and Risky Business…at a time when he was at the top of his…