Southern fried chicken

Southern fried chicken

It seems like no matter how many times I ask my kids what they feel like for dinner they always have the same answers: lasagne, Mexican, or pizza. So it was nice to get a different response when one came back with "buttermilk fried chicken". Off I went to Google for some clue as to [...]

Slow cooked sticky ribs

Slow cooked sticky ribs

Don't let the picture full of brown fool you, they might be hard to photograph in a pretty way but these ribs will be a hit. They came about because my three older kids all love going out to a popular restaurant that is known for their fall off the bone sticky ribs. Taking my [...]

Ajvar

Ajvar

Ajvar is a red pepper and eggplant based relish type of condiment, very popular in the Balkan region of Europe. Think Croatia, Serbia, Macedonia, think lots of meat sizzling on the BBQ. Of course like all good things ajvar is pretty versatile, and to be honest I can eat it pretty much like I do [...]

Ras el Hanout BBQ chicken

Ras el Hanout BBQ chicken

It's no exaggeration to say that buying a new BBQ late last year has transformed our cooking. We opted for a gas model made by leading BBQ brand Weber, despite everyone saying no! not gas! don't do it! it tastes shit! And while I can't speak for all gas BBQ's there's no question that the [...]

Coq au vin

Coq au vin

File this under "would have been posted years ago if only it photographed prettier." This is one of our family's favourite meals ever. It's usually served with creamy mashed potato while the sauce is mopped up with a crusty baguette. {It was served with soft polenta in the photo above}. It's not hard but like [...]

Cherry strudel.

Cherry strudel.

If you're after a super easy dessert that takes almost no time at all to prepare and zero cooking ability, is low in sugar and high in flavour, and will also impress whoever you serve it to then look no further. If you're like me and tend to stock up on random ingredients you then [...]