Spaghetti Alla Puttanesca

This Southern Italian Spaghetti is divine.  Salty and zingy from the anchovies, capers, olives and chilli and fragrant from the garlic, it makes the taste buds burst into life and is one of my favourite sauces.   Don’t be afraid to use anchovies.  They cook down into the sauce and are just a wonderful flavour in the background… The quantities…

Lizzie’s Garlic Prawns

So much garlic – so little time.  Just saying the words – Garlic Prawns – conjures up the taste and smell of delicious, garlicky, buttery sauce mopped up with fresh sourdough bread…  We find that six are enough for a meal as they are quite rich so this recipe is for two… Tip 1:  You…

Lizzie’s Dirty Granny Pulled Pork

Pulled meats are a relatively new phenomenon here in Australia and as more and more trendy cafes and bars are offering Pulled Pork Sliders or Pulled Lamb Buns on their menus we thought we would have a bash at making it at home.   Wow – are we glad we did because this is the most wonderfully delicious…

Old-fashioned Bangers & Mash

It’s now Autumn in Melbourne and our thoughts are turning to comfort food on these cool nights.  The simplest things in life are usually the best and nothing beats bangers and mash for good a old-fashioned daggy dinner… Tip 1:  ALWAYS use the best quality sausages you can find.  There is nothing worse than finding bits of unidentified…

Spaghetti Carbonara

Who doesn’t love a deliciously creamy Spaghetti Carbonara?  It is one of the quickest and easiest pastas to make as we always have eggs and bacon and parmesan cheese in the fridge… My recipe has been honed over the years and this is our favourite version.  If you don’t have spinach it is also wonderful…

Lizzie’s Pork & Veal Meatballs

There is nothing on this planet that can’t be enhanced by the addition of meatballs.  They are one of our favourite things to eat and I make them on a regular basis.  We eat them in tomato sauce with pasta, I make big fat ones that go beautifully with mashed potatoes and gravy.  I also make…

Garlic Prawn Pasta with Chilli & Basil

There is nothing as delicious as Garlic Prawns.  Add these to pasta and you have heaven in a bowl. This recipe is so quick and easy especially if, like me, you keep a large bag of green prawn cutlets in the freezer.  I leave them out for an hour or two to defrost or run…