Slow Cooked Pork Belly

I’ve been dreaming of using my slow cooker all summer.   I know it doesn’t produce heat so really it should’ve been getting a work out way earlier than now, but somehow I couldn’t bring myself to think about eating a warm casserole style meal in the middle of the heat we’ve been having.  Oh…

December’s Our Growing Edge and A Happy First Birthday

Many of us make new years resolutions with the intention of kicking goals and changing our lives to match a vision in our heads.  Our Growing Edge was a vision that Genie over at Bunny. Eats. Design had about this time last year as a way to push foodie boundaries and encourage people to try…

Homemade Pistachio Nougat

Nougat is a real treat for me which I have great memories of my Dad loving to eat by the plateful.  At Christmas Mum will always make sure she buys at least one length of it to have as part of the sweet treats on the table.  Often this would mean a journey to the…

Our Growing Edge

Happy December Everyone!  Day two already and time is screaming towards Christmas whether we’re ready or not! I’m probably sitting in the latter camp, but I’m going to do my best to pretend like this is just another month filled with great food, great company and lots of fun new recipes to try. This month…

Elizabeth David’s Prawn Paste

Prawns have always held a special place in my life for being celebratory food.  Not cheap when I was living in Victoria, they were a treat that would be brought out at Christmas with my grandparents when I was a child. These days they have turned into a celebratory food of another kind, if we…

Roasted Purple Vegetables

First let me ask you this… what colour do you think purple carrots and purple sweet potato’s are under their skin?  One answer might surprise you, the other not so much.   Did you know they even existed? Well I challenged myself at the market today, off the back of a monthly blogging challenge that I…