Spicy Cabbage with Asian Style Pork Balls

This recipe is absolutely delicious and a great way to add more vegetables to your meals.  We love cabbage and are always looking for new ways to use it.  Savoy is my favourite with it’s lovely wrinkly leaves and half a cabbage reduces down to enough for two hungry people as a base to accompany meat…

Delicious Ham & Pea Soup

Winter has finally arrived in Melbourne and our thoughts now turn to big steaming pots of home made soup.  There is nothing quite like a lovely big bowl of Pea and Ham soup with some fresh crusty bread.  I add good quality pork sausages to mine which makes it a more substantial meal, and the ones…

Baked Chicken Parmigiana

I have been making Chicken Parmigiana like this for over 30 years.  It’s not your dry crunchy one that every other pub or club provides.  This one is tender and moist and baked in the oven.  The sauce penetrates the chicken and the whole dish is just delicious. It’s ideal for a large gathering as the…

Spicy Chilli Lamb Shanks

This is a slight variation on a Jamie Oliver recipe that Simon made last week.  The sauce was unbelievably tasty and the meat could be eaten with a spoon – so very tender.  The combination of sweet raisins and apple juice, the smokiness of the paprika and the heat of the chilli resulted in the most…

Easy Beef Stroganoff

We used to love Beef Stroganoff.  This dish was considered the epitome of elegance to serve at a dinner party in the 70’s and 80’s and sadly has fallen out of favour in recent years. Eager to experience that delicious taste again, I hunted down my old Woman’s Weekly recipe which never fails and made it the other…