She’s a rainbow contd. – eggplant salad

Not sure about you guys but – depending on the week – Friday nights tend to spent either comatose or up and about. This was made on one of those Friday nights where Cass and I are super productive in the kitchen but don’t eat dinner until about 10 pm – hence the inside lighting…

I see red, I see red, I see red – roast beetroot salad

My hands were definitely red after making this dish which was just as fun to make as it was to eat. A nice little starter for your Christmas. The vinegar and rhubarb can be prepped a week before, and the ricotta the day before. The original recipe can be found here: http://www.sbs.com.au/food/recipes/roast-beetroot-salad, but I have made…

the salmon dance – easy pan fried crispy skin salmon

The key to crispy skin when pan frying is don’t dance with the salmon – you may be tempted to move it around while it’s cooking or flip it over – hold this urge – the longer you cook skin side down, the crispier it will be. Points 1 to 3 also help remove moisture…

(banana passionfruit and native) lime rickey

Knock offs? Had a banana passionfruit that was getting a little too on the ripe side, so I came up with this spin on a vodka ime rickey this afternoon: Serves 2 in tumblers: 1 banana passionfruit 3 Australian native limes (these are like lime caviar) 3 shots of good quality vodka soda water  …

all about that pesto

I share this a lot – but it’s so good! I whipped up a batch of basil pesto yesterday afternoon for tea tonight – all ready to go – just gonna whip up a quick salsa with avocado, tomato and diced red onion with a red wine vinegar dressing and put the pasta on. I…

à table!

Pita bread and dips to toast our new table Last weekend Cass made a table and I made some dips and home made pita bread ha! (Although I did run out to help whenever he called me). Scroll down for the recipes. A friend spotted slabs of red wood perfect for a rustic table in…

slow now – osso bucco

Making osso bucco on a cold, slow Sunday in pajama pants with a glass of red and the fire on – good idea? I think so! With my blog book currently MIA and a recent blog birthday I thought it might be a good idea to re-share this early recipe. Enjoy; osso bucco 4 thick…

You Never Can Tell & A Nectarine Bellini

This post goes to show that ‘You Never Can Tell’ what your day will bring! As I sat down to sip on a nectarine bellini (to congratulate myself on the surprise of a blogging award and also to edit the photos to go with the blog post for the bellini), a quick look on Facebook…

tortilla city – bean tortillas w carrot salad

As you can probably tell by the home page, after a bit of a tortilla drought, we have been eating tortillas quite a bit this Summer. A couple of Fridays ago we used the last plastic container of Mexican beans (click here for the Co-op recipe) as an easy dinner. It also saw the birth of…

salad days – carrot salad for Mexican

As a result of a few ingredients around the house – this salad promised, and delivered. We had pre-made tortillas and beans and frozen, so it was a quick meal to put together on a Friday night when no one wants too many dishes to do afterwards. The salad was teamed with a dollop of natural yoghurt…

pizza night? this post has got you covered

There were so many posts of pizza today on Instagram it got me dreaming of a pizza night! With a nice weekend on the cards where I live a pizza night would be the perfect way to spend this coming Saturday night. If you live on the other side of the world, pizza, wine and…