Delicious Lemon and Rosemary Potatoes

Potatoes are an absolute favourite in our household.  The preference is for them to be roasted, but we will eat them any way we can get them. This recipe was inspired originally by Jamie Oliver and his roast lemon and rosemary roast chicken recipe.  I then got some visual inspiration from the beautiful photos of…

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…

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…

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…

Why Everyone Should Travel….MS. Galileo’s Greek Tzatziki

My experience of Greece, or more particularly the Greek Islands, was one of a homecoming.  I don’t have a family back ground from the Mediterranean, but it certainly felt like I did, the way I was literally buzzing my way around the place, feeling like I’d been Greek in another life.  The food, the history,…

Poached Chicken Breast

Poaching chicken is a fabulously light, fat-free way of cooking chicken.  The best bit is that its pretty sure to be moist and you can infuse it with a plethora of flavours to suit what you are using it for.  An added bonus in our warmer summer months is this is quick and doesn’t produce…

Discovering Australian grown garlic in my local supermarket

I’m all so grateful for discovering….. Australian Garlic in my local supermarket.   I love the mellow flavour this garlic has, the size of the cloves and the lovely colour of the bulb.  It’s a very welcome member of my kitchen by comparison with its sterile unnatural looking chinese import that is usually the only option…

Lentil Dhal

I’m not quite sure when I first discovered dhal, but I have many memories of it being a favourite part of my diet, particularly in my 20’s.  When I was a university student working in a kitchen it was one of our staple dishes on the menu.  We served it with a tomato & coriander…

Roast Carrot and Garlic Dip

  We have rather a penchant for enjoying a glass of vino and a snack at the end of the day before our proper evening meal.  Quite frequently this translates into dips and crackers.  Whilst I love the simplicity and convenience of the store bought versions, the cost adds up, and I do get a…

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…