Easy fish curry

Easy fish curry

Mid week just-got-home-from-work dinners are my biggest challenge. It's easy to get a nice meal on the table when you have lots of time to plan and prepare and shop for it, but it's trickier on long work days. One of my favourite ways to do it is with prepared curry pastes. I use them [...]

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 [...]

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, [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Roast tomato soup

Roast tomato soup

I know it's definitely not soup weather in November in Sydney, but as I attempted to clean up my camera roll I realised that the whole past year was a chronicle of what I spent my days cooking in my cafe. In order to upload daily to Instagram and Facebook I tried to snap a [...]