Quick Vegetable Triangles

We love to use up leftovers and some of our most delicious meals have been made using up bits and pieces of vegetables or pasta from a previous meal.  I freeze leftover vegetables and make bubble & squeak or fritters.  I add beef stock and Frankfurt’s to cabbage and bacon and make it into a soup. …

Sicilian Style Curly Fettuccini

I found this recipe on a Jamie Oliver Youtube channel – he cooked it on camera and I was salivating just watching him eat it.  It is so very simple but so tasty – it’s actually surprising how delicious it is considering there are few ingredients… The crunch of the pinenuts and the sweetness of…

Sensational Sarma (Stuffed Cabbage Rolls)

The Balkan name is Sarma – we call them Cabbage Rolls…  There is something so wonderful about this combination of cabbage, meat and rice – it’s so simple yet so damned delicious.  I don’t know anyone who doesn’t salivate over the thought of Sarma and mashed potatoes….  Heaven on a plate… We have several friends with kind…

Old Fashioned Apricot Chicken

The internet has recently exploded with what I call retro food recipes…  All those daggy recipes your mum used to make in the 60’s and 70’s have had a renaissance and one of the tastiest was Apricot Chicken.  This combination of packet French onion soup and apricot nectar was on everyone’s table at one time or another in…

Rocket, Pear & Toasted Pine Nut Salad

Here’s another very attractive salad sent to me to try by my husbands favourite colleague… Now, said husband “hates salad” and “doesn’t like the taste of rocket” and kept reminding me in a peevish manner all day that he probably wouldn’t eat it as he…. etc… etc… Deciding to ignore him as I a: love salad and…

Cannellini Bean, Spinach & Tomato Salad

Spring is upon us in Melbourne and our thoughts start to turn towards lighter meals and the lovely salads we savour in the warmer months. This one is fantastic – it only takes minutes to make and can be embellished by whatever you have at hand.  I was hanging on the pantry door wondering what…