Moroccan Butterflied Chicken

I love a good free range, succulent, crispy chook. I don’t so much like the carving part so I’ve been doing some investigating *googling* and I’ve managed to teach myself how to debone a chicken. Why would I want to do that you ask? Well, the husband, every now and then, likes to display his … Continue reading

Pumpkin, Leek, Spinach & Ricotta Frittata

  It’s that time of year when we have lots of places to go and people to see, this usually goes hand in hand with lots of plates to bring (you can’t turn up empty handed can you?). Not that I mind providing a dish for the festivities…that way I know there is at least … Continue reading

Crispy Skinned Barramundi with Orange Braised Fennel

If you have guests coming for lunch or dinner over the silly season, and honestly who doesn’t?, this is a quick and easy dish that looks a bit fancy pants but won’t have you spending hours in the kitchen when you could be celebrating with friends and family. It gives you two good servings of … Continue reading

Fish with Lemon Caper Butter & Zucchini Cakes

    I’ve had a special request for a recipe from our Game of Thrones dinner party…..it has taken me some time to comply, but here it is wrapped up in a whole new main meal! I made zucchini cakes to give a lighter alternative side dish to go with a gorgeous eye fillet of … Continue reading

Garlic prawn pizza

Garlic Seafood Pizza

Happy pizza day! Once you get in the habit of making your own pizza dough you will never again buy those store bought ones. These are thin and crispy and taste utterly delicious. No comparison at all. It may seem a bit time consuming but really it’s just waiting time for the dough to prove, … Continue reading

Chicken, beetroot and feta salad

  So I’ve discovered a new product in the refrigerator section of the supermarket. Love Beets have produced a ready to eat beetroot product. Now normally I’m a little against the processing of foods but this small package is quite the time saver and more importantly there has been nothing untoward added to the goodness … Continue reading

Spanakopita

Spanakopita is a Greek classic. Spinach and feta encased in gossamer thin filo pastry. The husband’s grandmother (Yia Yia in Greek) used to make it from scratch, rolling out the pastry herself, a skill I definitely do not possess. As luck would have it though, those lovely whisper thin pieces of pastry are in the freezer … Continue reading

Broccoli, Silver Beet & Feta with Brown Rice

I like to do a big batch cook off on Sundays to prepare for the week ahead. No excuses for bad choices if I have a whole heap of good ones already made in my fridge just waiting to jump into my belly. I can’t claim the origins of this recipe….Aunty Kathy had been staying … Continue reading

Curry seasoned Barramundi and Scallops with a Fennel & Orange Salad and Sumac Labna

While there are a fair few elements on this dish, I promise you it only takes 30 mins from start to finish and the best part?…..you can make all of the steps, right up until the actual cooking of the fish & scallops, before you guests arrive! So the only actual kitchen time you’ll be … Continue reading

Salmon & Leek Spaghetti with Spinach and Capers

I may have to renounce any claim I have to Kiwiness with this statement, but I’m not a fan of sauvignon blanc. I know, it’s almost the national drink of my home country..at the very least, it is a drink that New Zealanders make particularly well….and I can’t stand it. For some reason, perhaps my … Continue reading

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