Potato and Camembert Pasties

Meat pies. An iconic Aussie treat, that I have just never been into. Perhaps it stems from my lack of interest in gravy, or perhaps the lack of good meat (generally) in the pie itself Instead, you’ll find me ordering…

Life, lately. October 2017.

Enjoying – Netflix. Yes our household has finally come of technological age and we have jumped on the Netflix bandwagon. We don’t watch a lot of TV – generally an episode of something after the kids have gone to bed…

Vegetable and Bean Chilli

I spoke a little while ago about make ahead meals. Ones that I can prepare in advance, then reheat when dinnertime arrives. Well the other advantage of these meals is that you often have leftovers too – which can be portioned and…

Fig and Olive Relish

Unassuming. The word I can’t help but return to when I am thinking of the fig and olive relish we served at our recent Father’s Day lunch. For it is modest, unpretentious, and certainly exhibiting no ostentation in its appearance. But,…

Mango and Lime Salsa

While I am 100% on board the ‘fresh is best’ wagon, sometimes ingredients may not be in season, or may be too expensive. Such was the case when I had a craving for mango recently, and wanted to create a fruity salsa…

Sweet Chilli Chicken Soba Salad

Lately, I’ve really mixing things up when it comes to the ‘carb’ part of our meals. Brown rice and quinoa are undoubtedly the regulars, or polenta if I’ve made a stew, but when it comes to salads I often go with noodles!…

Father’s Day 2017

Father’s Day is becoming quite the event as our girls grow. Homemade presents are in abundance (thanks to School and Daycare), and the girls seem to be at that perfect age and have a wonderful time spoiling their Dad on…

Brussels Sprout and Bacon Pasta

I can’t help but feel rather sorry for brussels sprouts. For unlike some of their more revered vegetable counterparts, they seem to be misjudged. Sure, when boiled to extinction they may be a tad tasteless, but when they feature in a flavoursome…