Crunchy Autumn salad

Crunchy Autumn salad

I love a good salad. Adapting your favourite summer salads to Autumn or Winter flavours by switching to seasonal ingredients, and swapping peaches for apples and almonds for pecans takes your salad game to a whole new level. I also think this salad would be great with some flaked smoked trout instead of the cranberries, [...]

Salmon en croute

Salmon en croute

Impressive but not really difficult, who can say no to moist flaky salmon when it comes in a buttery pastry parcel? I had been planning to make individual portions with fillets but when I saw whole sides of salmon at Easter time I couldn't resist one large showstopper instead. Serves 8 what you need: 2 [...]

Slow cooker beef stew

Slow cooker beef stew

The humble $40 slow cooker I bought many years ago is still one of the best things in my kitchen. And it's not even for the days I'm at work, because there's no way I'm ever going to be organised enough to get everything into it before seven am. I actually love using it on [...]

Seafood risotto

Seafood risotto

Trying to pin down a recipe that you first ate at one of your favourite restaurants isn't easy. But when the ingredients are few and of the classic and timeless Mediterranean variety it's definitely worth a shot. I never order risotto when eating out. NEVER. But seeing this one on a friend's Instagram and how [...]

Paella

Paella

This was a recipe I've long wanted to share, but held back because what I cook and label paella isn't really the most authentic version, and also because it's a tough one when trying to get the quantities right {especially in terms of the amount of rice needed}. But at the end of the day [...]

Porchetta

Porchetta

Being a lifelong Italophile there aren't many Italian recipes I've tried and not loved, but being a lifelong hater of pork as well as offal the idea of a chicken liver-stuffed rolled piece of pork never appealed to me. And I have to say that even now, after having made this recipe and enjoyed it, [...]

Peka

Peka

A peka is a traditional Dalmatian meal cooked under a dome shaped lid and covered over with hot coals. It's usually saved for special occasions when you're cooking something out of the ordinary like a large octopus, turkey, or duck, and also because there's a decent amount of playing with fire involved in the prep. [...]