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…

Christmas – it’s a wrap

I wanted to blog the menu we organised as it was no fuss and very tasty – a good one to remember for entertaining. Links to recipes are included. I had some fun and wrote it up on our kitchen blackboard. Cass and I enjoy having Christmas at our place as we both like to…

Christmas is all around

It wouldn’t be Christmas without a post dedicated to Bill Nighy’s Christmas is all around. It’s a tradition between mum and I to watch this movie in the lead up to Christmas and also a tradition of mine to bake a pavlova. And I thought hey, why not put together some dessert recommendations (from pavs…

tabouli wonderland

Makes enough to take to a BBQ. Will feed 10-12 as the only salad. Also great in falafel/ lamb yiros or topped with falafel/steak (marinated in middle eastern spices, grilled and sliced). Or on its own with hummus and pita. Hummus recipe: click here. All of these dishes are also fab with 1-2 garlic cloves micro…

golden brown – pistachio amaretti (gf)

These gorgeous little biscuits were an idea from an old ABC delicious magazine. I have made some changes to ingredients and steps to achieve a more desirable biscuit. I am including them as little gifts as a part of our homemade Christmas gifts. They are super simple to make and look great wrapped in some…

sly gin – cumquat gin

This is the next in line for a bunch of infused spirits that will make tasty home-made Christmas gifts. 1 kg cumquats 7oo ml gin (we used Gordon’s and this was tasty – it wouldn’t be worth using a super good quality gin but you wouldn’t want to use super cheap or it won’t be nice…

slingshot – cumquat brandy

This is the last in line for a bunch of infused spirits that will make tasty home-made Christmas gifts. I feel the need to explain the title. It is a Black Seeds song and it rhymes with cumquat – but also the cumquats pack a punch (in a good way) hence the name Slingshot.   1 kg…

cool me down – serving suggestions for trio of infused vodkas

So you’ve made your infused vodkas – how do you enjoy them? Also, share any ideas in the comments below. For links to the infused recipes click on the name: Vanilla infused vodka Raspberry infused vodka Limoncello simple serving suggestions They are all tasty as a shot on their own. This allows you to the…

Vanilla Morrison – vanilla infused vodka

Will make excellent home-made Christmas presents, as well as a tasty home-made treat. This is part of a few posts on infused spirits you can make at home. Make a few of them to bottle into 60-100 ml bottles as small gifts. Cass and I are making a few different flavours and giving with a 700 ml…

Chuck Berry – raspberry infused vodka

Will make a tasty home-made treat. Great as a Christmas gift. This is part of a few posts on infused spirits you can make at home. Make a few of them to bottle into 60-100 ml bottles as small gifts. Cass and I are making a few different flavours and giving with a 700 ml bottle…

should I stay or should I limoncello?

Will make excellent home-made Christmas presents. This is a start of a few blog posts on flavoured spirits. Cass made these about 6 weeks ago. At Christmas we give home made presents and I thought little bottles of these would be good ones to add. So we are in the process of making this week…