(paleo) Pork & eggplant curry

Pork and eggplant curry

Hellllllloooooo!!!!!  It is so long since I have posted on my website, looked at a new recipe or even spoken to you all that I feel like I almost need to reintroduce myself.

For those who are new to my blog, my sincere welcome, I hope you find it interesting.  For those who are [...]

(too easy) Carrot cake

Carrot cake

Sharing recipes of any kind is a very special thing.   Some of them involve family traditions and secret ingredients; many are not even written down and only learnt through teaching the next generation.  This is something that I have always loved about cooking and one of the things that drives me to continue teaching [...]

Baklava spread

Baklava Spread

I may have mentioned before that making desserts is one of my favourite things to do in the kitchen and looking at my last few Newsletters I seem to do a lot of it .  Clients often ask me if I actually eat the food I create because they think [...]

Red lentil, kumara and coconut soup

Red lentil, kumara and coconut soup

A little while ago I realised that my obsession for food magazines and cookbooks was completely out of control.  My bookshelves were almost bursting out of the shelves, my spare room looked more like a library as each day passed and the spare piles of magazines were becoming high enough that I [...]

Pumpkin scones

Pumpkin scones 2

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I’ve never considered myself a technical genius or one to share the intimacies of my life with the rest of the world.  Don’t get me wrong, I love sharing my food [...]

Indian feast - 4 delicious dishes

Indian feast

 

I have mentioned my love for cooking with spices in many posts and have included both Thai and Indian categories in my list because they are two of the cuisines I cook whenever I have the opportunity.  I sometimes find that making spice mixes and curry pastes can be quite [...]

Make you own – Garam marsala

Garam Marsala spices

Some people find cooking with spices confusing but for me it is one of my favourite things.  I love being able to create such depth and layers of flavours while also keeping things light and bright on the palate and this is something that I consider exciting and challenging.  Therefore, it should come as [...]

Nanna's gingernut biscuits

Ginger nuts

There are times that I absolutely love to make things that I have made a hundred times before.  There is something extremely comforting about knowing a recipe like the back of your hand and knowing the steps inside out.  Most of these types of recipes come from my Nanna or my Mum.  

Fuyu dessert cake

Fuyu cake

I love finding new produce or products that I have never used before.  I’ve even been known to purchase items without really having any idea what they might taste like or how to use them and bringing them home just to experiment.  For me, this is part of the joy of cooking, [...]

Aromatic chicken pilau

Chicken Pilau

 

Seeing the final few leaves fall from the frangipani tree signified that winter is just around the corner.  This makes me feel a little sad because I love the summer and autumn months in Perth.  The heat can be exhausting when it is at its most intense but the autumn [...]