Tips for A Great Roast Pork

For some reason I’ve always been a bit intimidated about the idea of doing a roast.  I don’t know if its my memory of overcooked grey tough meat from my Nan’s house as a child, or perhaps the era when I was single and roasting a joint of meat was not realistic, nor affordable, that…

Pork Satay Skewers with a Fresh Cucumber and Radish Salad

Recently I managed to sneak in a little bit of time to make us something new in my kitchen.  I’m not sure that I should mention that its actually supposed to have been dinner for the past 3 nights and has only just been created….such is life with a baby in the house unfortunately. I’m…

BBQ Pork with Vietnamese Caramel Sauce

It’s not often you’ll hear one of us say our kitchen smells like dirty Thai. We’re not being offensive when we say that, we mean good real Thai food off the back streets of Bangkok, cooked on well seared woks and bbqs. The aromas floating into the allyways and combining with the city smells in…

Pork Cooked In Milk 

I’m not quite sure what appealed to me about this recipe in The River Cafe Cookbook which we are exploring at the moment for The Cookbook Guru.  Maybe it was the unusual method of cooking the meat in milk, or perhaps it was the combination of sage and lemon with a slow cooked pork that…

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…

Slow Cooker Pulled Pork with Balsamic, Honey and Allspice

   I’ll admit to being very curious about pulled pork before I tried making it.  I wondered what the fuss was all about seeing it splashed across so many blogs.  Whilst I’d tasted it a couple of times from cafés I thought this week I would enter the fray and try my hand at making…

Burmese Pork Curry (Wetha See Byan)

The Cook Book Guru book choice for this month has been particularly inspiring for me.  I’ve found myself breaking out the spices like they are going out of fashion, and realising that it really isn’t difficult or time consuming to make curry, you really just have to have a few main ingredients in the cupboard….

Fennel and Lemon Pork Chops

Inspired by the Orange and Fennel Chicken skewers I made recently out of the Donna Hay challenge I am doing, this recipe literally took 3 minutes to make and was an excellent way to add an extra zing to the pork chops we cooked on the BBQ. Fennel and Lemon Pork Chops 4 medium sized…

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…

Homemade Hamburgers

There are some things in life that are just better homemade… actually probably more often its better that way and I believe hamburgers fit into that category.  I will say there is starting to be more good hamburger offerings out there in fast food land here in Australia now than there ever has been, local…

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…