What Katie Ate: Blood Orange and Rosemary Cake

I love an interesting and unusual combination of flavours that sparks the imagination.  When I saw this cake in What Katie Ate, by Katie Quinn Davies, and it happened to be blood orange season I knew that I should give it a try as part of this month’s The Cookbook Guru.   Using the whole orange…

In My Kitchen

In my April kitchen seems to be an overabundance of carrots!  We love to eat them raw, roasted, turned into dips, salads and baked delights so they are always on my shopping list.  This week though I think I went a little bit overboard on the carrot front so now the challenge is to find…

Experimenting with Soda Bread

More bread recipes for you all.  Yes this is a lot of what I’ve been creating in my kitchen at the moment, but I promise there is some more fun recipes not bread related coming up soon. All of these start with the basic wholewheat recipe so click here to get it and then see…

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…

Rosemary Fries

This wasn’t orginally on the list of recipes to attempt from this book but with finals season for the football happening and us both wanting a little treat they seemed like the perfect thing to create, and boy where they yummy!    Ridiculously simple there is no excuse really not to give them a try. Rosemary…

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…

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…