GINGER FLUFF SPONGE

There is something comforting and feels like home when you eat a sponge.  Our neighbour makes the best sponges with passionfruit icing – would make the CWA proud. This was my first attempt at a sponge, don’t ask me why I have never made one before but why would I try when my mum and…

HOMEMADE SAUSAGE ROLLS

Is there anything better than a homemade sausage roll?  These make a double batch which you can make up and freeze ready to bake later on when the munchies strike.  I add lots of grated vegetables into mine for flavour and to add the kids 5 a day. 1 kilogram sausage mince 1 packet of…

PLUM AND RASPBERRY JAM

It has been an amazing summer for fruit in our neighbourhood.  We have had a large crop of Meyer Lemons and are about to get a second flush before winter.  Our passionfruit is fruiting also with a few blossoms still poking their gorgeous yellow and purple faces through the vine. Our next door neighbour has…

CARAMELISED ONION, ZUCCHINI, CHORIZO AND BROCCOLI SLICE

I think everyone has there version of zucchini slice and it is usually one that our Mums made for decades.  I love it as it is so easy to make and everyone always goes back for seconds. This is also a great recipe to play around with and make your own.  Even get the kids…

PANCAKE RECIPES – SHROVE TUESDAY

Looking for pancake inspiration for Shrove Tuesday – look no further.  I have included 3 of my most popular pancake recipes that are a huge hit with my boys. RED VELVET PANCAKES BUTTERMILK AND LEMON BAKED HOTCAKES  BROWN RICE AND BUCKWHEAT PANCAKES – THE BEST GLUTEN FREE PANCAKE THIS SIDE OF MOUNT MACEDON I hope…

LAMB & ZUCCHINI MEATBALLS WITH QUINOA TABOULI

One of the most requested dinners at our house are meatballs. This recipe is a combination of my mums meatballs as a kid and a recipe Yotem Ottolenghi made on one of his Cooking shows years ago. I take inspiration from all different tastes and flavours around me. Meatballs tick all the boxes at our…

BROCCOLI PASTA WITH CARAMELISED RED ONION

Broccoli is possibly my most favourite vegetable, but it isn’t a favourite of my sons.  I am always looking for different and tasty ways to add it to dishes and this pasta dish hits the mark every time.  It is full of flavour and really quick to make. If you like an extra kick with…

MISO SALMON POKE BOWL

It has been ridiculously hot and humid in Melbourne over the last week and if I am completely honest, I really haven’t been bothered cooking.  So meals this week have been super quick, either fish, steak, schnitzels and lots of salad. Dinner last night was my MISO GLAZED SALMON recipe that i have on high rotation…