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…

Good Food and Wine Weekend

This weekend in Brisbane is going to be all about good food and wine.  Well, to be honest, every weekend in my house is about good food and wine, but in particular this weekend I get to explore the latest offerings from small producers of delicious goodness, plus go for a little bit of virtual…

Boon Tat Satay Market

Each night as the sun sets in amongst a concrete and glass jungle we call Singapore, a busy little street known as Boon Tat hosts a fabulous evening street party.  The lines of cars are replaced with plastic tables and stools, and the wooden caravans open their shutters, to reveal their BBQ’s and delicacies. As…

Patong Street Food

Phuket and indeed Thailand have a very strong culture of street food.  Most vendors have their shops built around a motorbike which helps them to bring their business to their customers. Others will set up on a regular street corner and serve their specialty dish for the locals to come to them.  For us this…

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,…

Traditional English Hot Cross Buns

I think I can say that the recipe I made for my hot cross buns last weekend is officially pretty traditional.  You see it was sourced from my new and very coveted book of English Bread and Yeast Cookery by Elizabeth David, published in 1977.  Not really an old publication I know (well maybe not so new…

homemade sweet potato and potato chips

Homemade chips….I know they are not the same as the ones you get when you eat out.  I think the difference is in the oil, the temperature of cooking and the size of the fryers.  Don’t let this stop you though, as they can be really fabulous when they are made from scratch at home. …