Cajun Pork Chops with Potatoes & Apple

This recipe is divine and I have been making it for many years.  The Cajun seasoning is wonderfully spicy and the chicken stock makes a lovely sauce and stops the chops from drying out.  The result is a lovely rich flavour and it takes only minutes to prepare…  The sweetness of the apple is a…

Linguine with Anchovies, Broccolini and Chilli

Anchovies really are a wonder food.  Apart from being the crowning glory to any pizza they are wonderful in pasta and casseroles as well.  These strong, pungent little fish, the kind that have been filleted, salt-cured, and stored in olive oil, cook down and melt away leaving a delicious base for all sorts of sauces…

Marvellous Mulligatawny Soup

I make this divinely decadent soup every winter and it is wonderful.  Mulligatawny – meaning “pepper water” in Tamil – is a rich and creamy curried chicken soup with rice in Anglo-Indian cuisine.  It is thick and filling soup and we eat it as a meal on it’s own with some roti bread… You can make this…

Simple Croque Monsieur

This really is the ultimate ham and cheese toasty and is so delicious and crunchy you can whip one up in no time.  I use either Swiss or Dutch cheese – my local deli sells thinly sliced fresh Dutch Maasdam, a Swiss type cheese, which is ideal and melts beautifully and has a lovely nutty flavour. I add a…

Crispy Southern Fried Chicken…

I know I’m not going to get a tick from the Heart Foundation for this recipe but it’s so damn tasty you just have to try it!  We don’t fry food very often but sometimes to get the flavour and texture you have no other choice… This recipe was given to my husband by his favourite colleague…

German Style Creamy Potato Salad

We recently visited a new eatery in Melbourne called Hophaus Bier Bar Grill and rediscovered our love of German food. We decided there and then to create  the perfect potato salad and this is it!  Quick and easy and utterly delicious, served warm it goes well with just about everything. You can add additional ingredients like chopped…

Luscious Lemon Chicken

Who remembers the delicious tang of old fashioned Lemon Chicken we used to always get at the local Chinese Restaurant?  If you do then this dish is for you.  This recipe was given to my husband by a colleague who downloaded it from the Best Recipes website and I have tweaked it slightly to suit our tastes. …