ROAST CAULIFLOWER SALAD Credit: This is my version of the fabulous ‘Roasted Cauliflower and Hazelnut Salad’ from Ottolenghi’s Jerusalem book. I’ve mixed it up a little and added farro to make this more filling (so I don’t eat the entire lot in one sitting). I could eat this every day of the week, all day […]


Wheeeeee! Long Weekend Ahead! We will be spending a significant portion of it on the road. Off to somewhere west of whoop whoop. The upside is some quality knitting time. The downside is the 5 hours in the car each way with 2 kids. And 2 dogs. I’ve been baking for the trip: let me […]


Episode 3 of my Intrepid Search for the Perfect Toasted Muesli: This one has a lovely summer hit with the toasted bananas and I adore dried peaches any old time. I am attempting to source locally grown ingredients so the Australian Pecans tick that box. Cardamom? Not local but gorgeous, nonetheless. PEACH + PECAN TOASTED […]


I love Middle Eastern + Turkish Style pizzas + breads but sometimes the time + effort involved in preparing the bread from scratch is more than I want to take on. This cheat’s version of Lahmacun involves simply picking up a packet of your favourite flat bread and whipping up the tasty lamb filling. Try […]


I turned Four and Oh on Saturday. Yup. And I am okay with that. So far. To celebrate, I took 10 of my closest for a degustation banquet. One word: SENSATIONAL! 4 hours and 6 courses later, we each received samples of their house spice mix and packets of their Turkish Delight Doughnut Kit to […]


Another contender in my search for a favourite muesli, this has proven most more-ish! CRANBERRY TOASTED MUESLI Ingredients 4 cups rolled oats 3/4 cup chopped roasted almonds 1 tsp ground cinnamon 1/2 cup golden syrup 3/4 cup sweetened dried cranberries 1/2 cup dried coconut flakes Method 1. Preheat oven to 160 degrees C. 2. Line […]


How to use Quinoa? I’m struggling to say the word, let alone cook with it. [Pronounced keen-wah, as I understand it.] My husband was making beer battered fish on the weekend so a perfect time to test out a fresh side salad.   ORGANIC QUINOA SALAD Serves 6 as a side salad. Ingredients 1 cup […]


going back to an old homemade favourite. so, so good! i think i might be starting a new mission: to find the perfect muesli. LOVE to know your favourite combination/recipe: do you like the toasted crunch? or truckloads of fruit (i do!)? or no fruit but completely nutty? HAZELNUT TOASTED MUESLI ingredients 3 cups rolled […]


This oh-so-refreshing Granita is proving a smash here this summer in either the childfriendly or adults only version.   GRAPEFRUIT + GIN GRANITA Makes 2 glasses.   Ingredients aprox. 400ml Ruby Red Grapefruit Juice 60ml gin, optional   Method 1. Fill 2 standard ice cube trays with the juice and freeze. 2. Place all frozen […]


ridiculously more-ish no-bake slice. CARAMEL SLICE base 125gm butter 2 tbsp golden syrup 1/2 tin condensed milk (395gm size) 3 tbsp brown sugar 1 pkt Marie biscuits, crushed topping 250gm milk chocolate, broken up 125gm copha, diced   method 1.   Lightly grease + line slice tray with baking paper. 2.   Place all ‘Base’ ingredients, except […]