Helen’s Greek Eggplant Bake

A few years ago I was fortunate enough to be asked to host a group of travel agents on a trip to the Greek Islands.  Tough gig I know!!!  I’d never been to Greece and I think I’m pretty safe in saying that it was a bit of a major milestone in my travel career…

Fetta, Olive & Yoghurt Dip

The flavours of this dip held particular appeal to me as I love feta cheese and olives.  The result was a little different to what I expected with the it being quite salty.  Not the recipe’s fault, more that it highlights the importance of selecting a feta cheese that you particularly love.  In this case…

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…

Spanish Inspired Risotto

When the weather is cold, and I have some time to spend in the kitchen, I love making risotto.  It’s warming and hearty and can stand up to pretty strong flavors.  Plus its fabulous with a great glass of red wine. There is a plethora of versions to be made but thought I would try…

My Bolognese Sauce

I’m pretty sure that a version of this dish is a staple meal for every Australian household.  It’s easy and quick to make, and a great way to get your protein and vegetables all in one meal.  Based on an Italian pasta sauce, we have adopted this of one of our own.  Over winter it…

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…

Cajun Spiced Chicken

I’ve started a little cooking project with my Mum.  Working on this blog has made me realise how many recipes there are that I cook that I just know because of learning them when I was young, and also how many Mum used to make that I wouldn’t even know where to begin with.  The…