salmon + rice bake

Of course you’re allowed to disagree with me, but I don’t think there is anything daggy about tinned salmon. I love it. Not used as much as it should, you don’t see many recipes cutting round using this tinned fish anymore. I’ve grown up eating salmon rissoles a lot and enjoy making this delicious salmon pate. […]

mum’s sticky date pudding’s |as featured in the GRAZIHER magazine winter edition 2018

Nothing says ‘winter’ or ‘dinner party’ like a sticky date pudding does. For as long as I can remember Mum’s been making sticky date puds. She’s always made them as individual puddings in muffin tins and served them warm with butterscotch sauce and a scoop of vanilla ice cream, topped off with a fresh strawb. […]

beetroot carpaccio w caramelised walnuts + crispy feta + mint |as featured in the GRAZIHER winter edition 2018

I first made this dish 6 years ago at an Italian themed dinner party we hosted at our place in Wagga. I made this for the entree, a delicious ‘hunters chicken’ for main and can’t remember the dessert. We’d all drunk so much wine by that stage, I’m not even sure I brought it to […]

‘bring back the dinner party’ | lo’s beef ragu | as featured in the winter 2018 edition of GRAZIHER magazine

Growing up, Mum and Dad used to host these elaborate black tie dinner parties. The open fire raging, the silverware all laid out to be polished and the smell of roast lamb wafting from the kitchen, there was a real sense of occasion in the air. I’d watch in awe as Mum put on her […]

pan fried salmon served w mashed pumpkin + a salad of orange, fennel + walnut | easy + elegant + tasty

I’ve given myself an unofficial mystery box challenge it seems like. A good friend of mine gave me a huge pile of oranges from her abundant tree and a pumpkin so big that I was determined to come up with a dish that used both ingredients. A fan of Masterchef over the past decade, I love […]

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 […]