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leg of lamb slow cooked in red wine | with THE most delicious gravy | made in the slow cooker

My brother and sister-in-law are in Wagga this weekend with their two kids. Sitting at Trail Street coffee shop this morning we were reminiscing of the days gone by when their visits to Wagga, pre-kids consisted solely of going from pub to pub to pub; managing to get kicked out of a few over the […]

penne with chicken + bacon + spinach in a tomato + cream sauce | an easy + delicious midweek meal

This pasta dish was inspired by my very first casual job which feels like it was donkey’s years ago – at Cafe Tropez. Soph and I worked there for a couple of years as teenagers and my favourite dish on the menu (apart from the hot chips with aioli and chicken risotto) was their tomatoey/creamy […]

shepherds pie | a winter warmer | comforting + delicious + can easily feed a crowd

If you’ve ever been to England, chances are, you’ve enjoyed a shepherd’s pie in a nice warm pub. Or if you’re like me – enjoyed one too many shepherd’s pies in too many pubs. Talk about the Heathrow injection. When I lived in England on my gap year, it was served at the school for both […]

spinach + cheese triangles | perfect meat free monday meal | terrific party food

Growing up, one of my favourite meals was Mum’s ‘mince in pastry’. Hands down. Basically, Mum would make her bolognese mince and instead of serving it with the usual suspect – spaghetti, (which she used to add some chopped parsley and a dash of cream to) she would wrap it in puff pastry instead. Served […]

calling all dad’s out there! | how to earn brownie points this mother’s day | a must read

A good friend of mine, who I mustn’t name, is always banging on about the ‘points system’. You cook dinner – you get points. You stay out too late at the pub and mope around the house all day – you’re in the red. Your wife goes on a girls weekend away and you look […]

potato + bacon soup | comforting + delicious + the nicest soup I know how to make

9℃ in Wagga. You couldn’t get better soup weather if you tried. I’m sharing this recipe for the nicest soup I know how to make. Based on a recipe that my mother in law uses, it’s a delicious potato soup cooked with bacon, loads of onion and is so luscious and comforting. Make a batch […]

warm cous cous salad w roasted carrots + haloumi + broccolini + pine nuts

How about a delicious warm salad for a healthy meat free Monday night meal? This cous cous salad is filling and delicious. Meat free Monday for me is really about playing around with ingredients and flavours. We’re constantly told to ditch the red meat for more veggies, (now please don’t get me wrong – I […]

the best tuna + corn sandwiches | the perfect thing to make when asked to “bring a plate”

I caught up with a good friend Jim for a few beers on the weekend. We were in Boorowa for the picnic races where Cork Daddy and I helped put some food together for the rugby tent. I was delighted to hear that he’d had a go at making my slow cooked honey, mustard and […]

strawberries + ice cream | strawberries soaked in liquor | a delicious + simple dessert

This dish is inspired by a lovely dessert Mim used to make using homegrown peaches and oranges from her trees on the farm. She used to cover the freshly picked peaches with a sprinkling of sugar, some freshly squeezed orange juice and a generous amount of Cointreau. Oh my gosh- talk about heaven on a […]