Cheese Daisies

Another vintage contribution from this month’s The Cookbook Guru book, these savoury biscuits were so simple to make and were delicious.  Taken from Margaret Fulton’s Cookbook, they are described as being perfect to be served with pre-dinner drinks and I think Mrs Fulton hit the nail on the head.  Made with a combination of cheddar…

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…

Ginger Thins

For me gingerbread and ginger flavored biscuits spell Christmas time. For the past 20 years I’ve religiously made at least one batch of my Swedish Pepakaka recipe for adoring family and friends. This year I thought I’d try a new recipe I found in one of my latest cookbooks; Under The Walnut Tree by Anna…

Homemade Lasagne

Lasagna is a wonderful comfort food.  Fabulous when you’re feeling like you need a foodie hug or something filling to take away the too many wines from the night before feeling.  It is one of those foods that tends to not look pretty on the plate, but who really cares when it tastes so good! It’s…

The Cookbook Guru takes on Jane Grigson’s English Food

I think Jane Grigson’s English Food is a book that might very well grow on you if you have started to explore it.  Whilst there is many recipes that would seem dated or inappropriate to prepare with today’s diet and palate, when you dig there is some beautiful gems that are really worth creating in…

Brisbane’s Good Food and Wine Show 2013

It’s only year two, but I think that we might have created a tradition for ourselves already with visiting the Brisbane Good Food & Wine Show.  The event was held this year on the 8-10th of November at the Brisbane Convention Centre. An amazing array of food and wine creators, importers and distributors all get…

Amp Up Your Cheese Toastie!

One of the things I learnt reading Jane Grigson’s English food is that rabbit isn’t always rabbit!  Imagine my surprise when I’m reading the section of the book on cheese and there in bold writing is the title, Welsh Rabbit… turns out this term is used for baked cheese with bread and it is one…

Polenta Crust Tomato Tart

I’ve been eyeing off this recipe in Fresh and Light wondering if I should make it.  The photo in the book looks incredibly inviting, but I was worried it might not turn out to look as good.  The amazing thing about the recipes in this book is that I’m yet to make one that hasn’t…

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…

BBQ Salad Series: Rocket & Parmesan

This is one of those simple salads that might seem obvious, but is a classic every day of the week for me.  There is so many variations of what you can do with   I often use the flavour combination with some fresh tomato sliced up and toss through warm pasta for a quick meal….

Labna: soft homemade cheese to take away the rainy blues

Like most people in South East Queensland, we found ourselves cooped up for the long weekend.    What would traditionally be a sunny long weekend on the beach or in someones backyard, got sidelined by an ex-cyclone named Oswald! (I do love the names that they come up with for these things!)   I’m counting my blessings…

Homemade Hamburgers

There are some things in life that are just better homemade… actually probably more often its better that way and I believe hamburgers fit into that category.  I will say there is starting to be more good hamburger offerings out there in fast food land here in Australia now than there ever has been, local…