A Bundle of Greens

Recently I inherited an old copy of Home Beautiful magazine.  It’s a publication I’m always more than happy to have a browse through to get some new idea’s for home decoration, but also for foodie inspiration.    When I saw this idea in a special food lift out I instantly grabbed it as something that…

Preparing to Entertain and Having A Good Time In The Process

Entertaining guests can be very stressful and hard work, but it doesn’t have to be.  Here are a few tips that will help to take some of the stress out of you having people around to share a meal at your table: Serve food you feel confident making, I love salads and a bbq because…

Sharing The Food We Love Right Now

So often I share food with you all that has been created for special occasions, for treats or as an experiment. Whilst we love all kinds of food, sometimes I feel as if I’m veering from the true spirit of my blog, which is to share food that is easy to make on a regular basis,…

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…

Orange Chicken Risotto

Whilst the weather is finally starting to warm up here in Brisbane, and spring might be just about to show her face, there are still nights when its chilly enough that I find myself reaching for some warm comforting and filling food.  Risotto is one meal that I can rely on to fill this need,…

Salmon and Spinach Pie

I’ve had a hankering for fish pie.  I’ve been dreaming of a smoked cod dish that Mum used to make when we were kids and considering if its worth trying to recreate the memory or just create something new with what I have to hand.  Turns out option B was the way to go when…

Swedish Meatballs

Meatballs are a classic Swedish dish, possibly even the most famous of Swedish foods thanks to the Muppets.  They are slightly spicy, light and very very delicious.  I should clarify here, not chilli spicy, but baking spicy, and it sincerely works.   Traditionally these would be served with boiled potato’s, a creamy gravy and lingon sylt…

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…

Cannelloni… cheese and spinach goodness

I think I’ve been stuck in a bit of a food rut…making the same 4 or 5 recipes over and over, with variations of the same thing…. Spring has started well and truly though here in Queensland, so it was time to break out some new ideas, or in this case, an old idea that…

Tuna Mornay with a bit of a difference

  There is not really a way to make this dish look particularly pretty….but boy does it make up for it in flavour and comfort on a cold winters night. As a child I was always a fan of cheese and cauliflower….there was something about the flavours of the cauliflower that was perfectly matched by…

Vegetable soup with a twist

Soup glorious soup…..freeze it, reheat it, take it for lunch, fancy it up for dinner…..soup can be cheap & easy to make but that doesn’t mean it’s not a great meal to make. As winter descends on the southern hemisphere soup becomes a staple that you will see on all the cafe menu’s, it also…

Potato & Leek Soup

In my mind soup suits winter like scarves & red wine, its warming and comforting all at the same time.   So I was inspired this weekend by the descending chilly weather as winter moves in, to break out the soup pot & prepare some tasty meals for lunches & a quick lazy dinner. All that…