Cream of Tomato Soup

I think we may have a winner! I talked earlier this month about my contributions for this month’s The Cookbook Guru and trying to decide which of my cookbooks on my shortlist should be my official nomination for next year’s list. Well I’ve been spending the past week or so flicking through pages, browsing and…

Zesty Coconut Bread

I’m sure we all have memories from our child hood of particular foods.  For me this recipe of Coconut Bread is one that I remember making when I was probably about 10 years old.  I’m fairly sure Mum was away working and so Dad was taking us on a car rally with my two sisters…

BBQ Salad Series: Coleslaw

I love Asian style coleslaws with a passion, and could live on them all summer.  This time around though I thought I’d hark back to an earlier time in my memory when this was the salad de jour at BBQ’s when I was a child.  As I got older and worked in my Mum’s catering…

BBQ Salad Series: Waldorf Salad

Given that we are entering the barbeque season here in Australia, and many places in the northern hemisphere are enjoying their autumn, I thought it might be a good time to share some old favourites for our outdoor get togethers and for those times when the best option for dinner is a BBQ. First off…

Almond, Honey & Sesame Bites

The flavours of this treat are inspired by a delightful snack I first experienced in Greece.  Almonds roasted, and then rolled in honey and sesame and then baked again.  They were crunchy, sweet and nutty and very morish.  And if you saw my gluten free, low allergy etc Peanut Butter and Choc Chip Dough bites…

Roast Beetroot and Dill Salad

Have I mentioned that one of my favourite herbs is dill?  I don’t think I use it enough in recipes in proportion to just how much I love it.  Like saffron, it evokes memories of Sweden and my gorgeous Swedish friends and family.  In particular the inspiration for this dish came from a gorgeous Canadian…

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…

7 Swedish Flavours that I’ve Fallen in Love With

Sweden is probably not really known for its food.  It’s beautiful people, its tennis players, and its cars; yes… food not so much.  But for me some of my fondest memories of Sweden are around food and every time I recreate the dish it evokes great moments from my time spent in this Nordic country….

a little piece of inspirations and memories…

A small non-food related post … Some of you may remember and have followed my blog inspirations and memories last year and I have some good news… After 12 months of editing (and a few technical glitches) I’m proud to say that this is published on Blurb and ready for purchase for anyone that might…

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…

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…

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,…