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 […]

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 […]

chicken caesar salad

Am I even allowed to call this Caesar salad a salad? With the deliciously salty prosciutto, toasted to perfection crunchy sourdough crumbs, freshly shaved parmesan and the delightfully anchovey-ie dressing – it seems too good to be called a salad. It’s a complete meal in itself, perfect for a weekend lunch or for a midweek […]