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. [...]

Potato bake

Potato bake

My kids all love this, as do I, but due to the rich fattiness of all that cream it's not something I make often. This is a super easy version that you can tweak in so many ways, and it easily lends itself to catering size quantities. The amount of cream stated is obviously going [...]

Gregada

Gregada

Gregada: a strange word that took me forever to remember, this is a dish I never knew existed until recently. It's a very traditional Dalmatian recipe, it's light but filling, and being broth based makes it better suited for cooler weather. And with Sydney being in the middle of a rain fest I figured it [...]