Basil Pesto

Pesto is an incredibly versatile thing to have in your kitchen.  It is perfect for the busy household when you need a quick meal, and in my experience, kids love it as much as adults do. And if you’re keen to make Pesto from scratch and love the idea of gardening, basil is possibly one…

Special Herbs and Spices in My Kitchen

For me learning to cook with herbs and spices is something that has come only with experience in the kitchen.  I started out very quietly and uncertain of what I was doing, where now I’m quite happy to be putting handfuls of this and handfuls of that in if I think it will suit the…

a fresh breakfast idea

For a quick fresh and tasty breakfast idea try some labna on your wheat free nut & seed bread with fresh tomato, cracked black pepper and basil.  Delicious! Happy Weekend, Leah  

My Bolognese Sauce

I’m pretty sure that a version of this dish is a staple meal for every Australian household.  It’s easy and quick to make, and a great way to get your protein and vegetables all in one meal.  Based on an Italian pasta sauce, we have adopted this of one of our own.  Over winter it…

Our Good Friday Feast….

It’s Good Friday, and that means fish….. I’m not quite sure of the traditions to be honest, but I’m quite happy to follow this one given that I love fish and I have time to prepare this lovely treat.  The zucchini and corn fritters are something I”ve made previously.  The only thing I’ve done differently…

Mediterranean Flavoured Green Tomato Pasta Sauce

Green tomatoes make me think of pickles, and from there I really struggle to come up with ideas of what on earth to do with them because the pickles are just that good.  What do I do when I don’t have enough to make pickles though??? Thanks to Lifestyles of the Organised I have found…

Basil Pesto

I think I saw the largest basil plant that I have ever seen in my life on the weekend.  We were visiting family, at our old residence from last year, and I couldn’t believe my eyes at what has happened in our old herb garden.  Talk about proof of what love and care can do…

Roasted Pumpkin & Sweet Potato Salad

A friend asked me for this recipe recently and I thought I would take the opportunity to share it with you all, at the same time.  I’m not even sure where the original idea came for this, perhaps from a mixed vegetable salad my Mum used to make (and still does a bit actually), but…