tortilla city – a bean version

Move over #tacotuesday and make way for #tortillatuesday! Perfectly paired with capsicum + corn salsa and guacamole. And of course you can enjoy wrapped up in a taco too. It has seriously been tortilla city at our place! A couple of Friday nights ago Cass felt like making tortillas with some ingredients we had around the…

coffee + tv – cold brew coffee

With the weather warming up tomorrow for the next week I have just put on a brew of cold brew coffee ready for the morning. Cass and I use a Turkish coffee grinder that his mum bought us. This gives good sized coffee grounds for brewing over night as they are quite coarse. However, you…

new salsation – capsicum + corn salsa

After not having tortillas for awhile it has been tortilla city at our place of late! This is a salsa I have made a few times to go with various fillings and really enjoyed – a good tartness from the lime, subtle heat from the chilli and sweetness from the veggies. salsa (start the dressing…

soup, soup, a tasty, soup soup …I am gazpacho!

I am a summer soup Oh! This chilled soup is perfect for hot, summer days, and when you have a lot of tomatoes that need to be eaten! Cass and I often make it for dinner or lunch and make enough to keep in the freezer or take for our work lunch the next day….

eggplant parmigiana (grilled, not crumbed)

The eggplants are not crumbed here so this is a lighter style of parmigiana than what you would get at a pub. It also means the dish is quicker to prepare and has less dishes – win win! This does seem like a long recipe – but it is super straightforward and not complicated to…

the land of 1000 vegetables – growing veggies at home

This is a post on successes in the garden over this summer, the growing situation, and what has been influencing our dishes these past few weeks. Watch this space for a tasty gazpacho, not so heavy eggplant parmi, bean tortillas with a colourful capsicum and corn salsa, a simple bruschetta and basil pesto. For this…

sweet thing – treats to make your loved one smile

I know I said I don’t jump on the Valentine’s Day bandwagon but I remembered when I was in school my mum would buy one of those love heart chocolates to put in my lunch box on Valentine’s Day – and it is nice to get a little treat from your loved one from time to…

Happy (cooking) together – Valentine’s Day meal ideas

Cass and I have never celebrated Valentine’s Day. Doesn’t mean we are anti-Valentine’s Day but do enough to celebrate each other without having to have a day that we make sure we do. But one thing we do love to do is make a tasty dinner together, so I thought I would put a few…

the (cured) salmon dance – gravadlax

Cass and I have worked quantities out for 300g (as 2 x 150 g fillets) of fish. This works well as you can cure quickly. Most recipes will give quantities for 1-2 kg which will take 24-48 hours with turning of the fillet involved. The pictured serving idea is grilled sourdough (rye would also be…