Soparnik

Soparnik

This a classic Dalmatian recipe, a well known and beloved speciality of the Dalmatian region of Poljica, between Split and Omiš. It's a savoury pie usually made with silverbeet or Swiss chard. It uses only a few ingredients, and there's a quick video at the bottom of the page to show you how easy it [...]

Roast cauliflower salad

Roast cauliflower salad

Add this quick and easy side dish to your next get together. Healthy and delicious, it would also be great with some goats cheese or feta crumbled over the top, or you could also swap the raisins for some pomegranate seeds. what you need a whole cauliflower, cut into florets salt and pepper extra virgin [...]

Perfect Pork Belly

Perfect Pork Belly

Add this recipe to your go-to basket of tricks when you're feeding a crowd and want something delicious and fail proof. Did I mention it's about as easy to make as can possibly be and you can enjoy a drink or two and some good company while it cooks??? All you need is a Weber [...]

Pasta salad two ways

Pasta salad two ways

I was recently asked to bring a pasta salad to a family birthday, and of course it's the one salad I pretty much NEVER make. I wanted to avoid the usual creamy options, and ended up with two different versions, both of which were a hit. GREEN MACHINE PESTO PASTA SALAD Toss some traditional basil [...]

Midweek grilled salmon

Midweek grilled salmon

I say midweek because this is the kind of get-home-from-work-on-a-Thursday dinner I fall back on A LOT, but this is an any time any day winner, just twenty minutes in a hot oven with something green thrown in alongside. Add some garlic butter for keto flavour, or keep it light with some lemon slices on [...]

Pizzoccheri

Pizzoccheri

Pizzoccheri is technically the name of the buckwheat pasta in this dish, the dish itself comes from the Lombardy region of Italy and is known as Pizzoccheri alla Valtellinese. It's one of those not much to look at but so good to eat dishes, a hearty vegetarian option for a cold evening. I made the [...]

The classic margarita.

The classic margarita.

Truth be told there is no "recipe" I have spent more time perfecting than my regular friday night margaritas. A classic margarita has only three ingredients:tequila, orange liqueur, and fresh lime juice, served with a salt rim. For the tequila I use either blanco {clear in colour, aged the least} or reposado {amber coloured, aged [...]

Amaretti

Amaretti

If you're an Italophile like me you don't need a lot of prompting to try these delicious chewy cookies. But when a friend just KEPT ON sharing pics of Italian sweets online and then my hairdresser offered me a freshly baked amaretti, who was I to resist? They are super quick and easy to whip [...]