dinner

flavour punch

flavour punch

Eggplant & Yellow Tomato Curry

So much of what has arrived on our plates of late has been homegrown in friends’ gardens. I know I tend to bang on about this, but it’s such an …

grape giving

grape giving

Schiacciata

Shopping in supermarkets made me forget how precious food is for a while there. Growing our own food again was the best reminder. Planting something, caring for it, saving it from earwigs and rogue …

hola 2013!

hola 2013!

Cacao Mole with Borlotti Beans & Charred Capsicum

I had a thought about jetlag when we arrived home from Mexico last week. Perhaps the icky feeling is because your heart isn’t quite ready to let …

my favourite flowers

my favourite flowers

Black Bean Zucchini Flowers

This time of year can be so crazy. And then your friends pop a brown paper bag of freshly picked homegrown zucchini flowers in your hands and you remember what’s important …

trust me

trust me

fresh pea and sprouted chickpea samosas

My brother has been responsible for some of my favourite food memories. He has an uncanny knack of leading me into unexpected situations that require another folder be added …

peace, love & mung bean dhal

peace, love & mung bean dhal

Baby Carrots & Mung Dhal with Coriander, Turmeric & Marigolds

There’s always something more to ponder and run through the ‘kindness test’ when it comes to food. I love that. The never ending joining of …

the first cauliflower

the first cauliflower

Cauliflower & Toasted Mustard Seed Soup with Macadamia Parmesan

The first cauliflower of the season arrived in our garden over the weekend. It was a little on the small side but was bound to continue …

hoping for the best

hoping for the best

Wood Roasted Purple Carrots with Fresh Borlotti Beans

We trialled some borlotti beans in the garden this year. Ha, listen to me, “trialled”. Like everything we plant in our veggie patch isn’t a ‘throw it …

pizza. but not as we know it.

pizza. but not as we know it.

Pizza with Ruby Chard, Pomegranate & Walnuts

It rained and rained today. All day. Delicious. There were endless pots of tea and the fire loafing along to keep me company, along with what has to …

happy campers

happy campers

Chicken-less Noodle Soup

Campfires and soup just go together. And tea and campfires. And toasting sourdough over the coals. And then add in some of your favourite people in the world, a trusty swag and …

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