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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

pulled pork rolls w a creamy chilli slaw + homemade apple sauce | made in the slow cooker

For mum’s 60th birthday party at Tomalong I cooked 12 kilos of pulled pork! That’s six slow cookers full! I had three slow cookers going during the day and woke up to my alarm in the middle of the night to tend to the meat. We had more pulled pork than you could poke a […]