I am 548 days, or 1 year, 5 months, and 30 days til my official finish date of my apprenticeship. To say it’s long is an understatement, I am again beginning to feel like this is never ending.. I’m not going to lie, it’s not easy, it’s not all cupcakes and chips with aioli. It’s … Continue reading
I made this recipe for my wonderful mother-in-law while we were living in their home. Cathy is coeliac, and her daughter Tahnee, my sister-in-law is gluten intolerant, so a lot of cakes and biccies and things are out of the question. I was dubious of how this would turn out, but I was pleasantly surprised. … Continue reading
So between my last post and now, I have had a birthday, moved house, bought a new house, and finished and completed my first block and my first year. I currently now have 717 days remaining.. ahh the joys. Everyone told me that it would go so fast.. but it forever seems to drag on. … Continue reading
1. After working 6 days straight I shouldn’t bother holding a conversation with someone until at least after my 3rd or 4th coffee – otherwise it’s complete jibberish and ends up coming out something like this : “nhaso isdnd wjhdsiaos .. what ?” 2. When a senior position chef or head chef asks you a question, … Continue reading
Tomato sauce out of a bottle makes me gag, it’s too sweet, too salty and too red.. All kinds of nasties live in that bottle. I made this tonight to serve alongside my lamb and fetta sausage rolls :) What a winner! Really easy and super delicious. And as an added bonus is completely clean ;) … Continue reading
Who doesn’t love sausage rolls ? Proper sausage rolls by the way – not the ones you can purchase from shotty bakeries or the local servo when you are rolling home from a night on the turps. A recent dish at work has made me think about sausage rolls. After some deliberation – it was simple… … Continue reading
Ahhh .. yesterday, it became all official. I am now a first year apprentice. It’s a little scary knowing now that I am signed into a three year contract. It doesn’t change my status in the kitchen strictly speaking, but, I don’t know, it feels a little different already. I am still doubting my skill-set … Continue reading
Another Summer salad to add to my ever growing collection.. nothing better than a really good wholesome salad in the heat of Summer I reckon. Salad’s are so quick and easy, not to mention fresh and nutritious – it’s an easy way to get a dinner meal out of the way so you aren’t stuck … Continue reading
I am on the preserve train at the moment. It’s pretty fun and rewarding, but my advice would be NOT to do it in the heat of Summer (in Australia) – because man does it get hot in the kitchen over a boil pot of bubbling jam! This jam is super delicious on scones, fresh … Continue reading
It’s Summer season here in Australia. And that means three things : 1. It’s bloody hot. 2. The best seafood is around. 3. It’s salad time. It’s too humid to be sitting around waiting for slow cooked meals and roasts in the oven around this time of year, so simple and delicious salads are an all … Continue reading
There’s just something special about lemon curd.. whether it’s on artifically soft white bread, with icecream, or with fruit tarts. I have to say, hands down, my Nanny makes the best lemon curd – which she calls lemon butter. Suprisingly enough, lemon curd or lemon butter isn’t hard to make.. and it makes an excellent gift :D Ingredients: … Continue reading
Have I ever told you how much Bart hates stir-fries? Well, it’s with immense passion – “too much vegetables, not enough meat” whinge whinge whinge. Well tonight I may have won him over :D I have realized that to win Bart over in the stir-fry department the meat to vegetable ratio has to at least … Continue reading
I am so sorry to all the people who I promised this recipe.. It’s been saved in my drafts for ages. Another no meat-monday has rolled around.. and I have goats cheese in the fridge.. and a pie crust in the freezer. This tart (or quiche) is so easy to make and only takes 5minutes … Continue reading
This kind of pasta is on many of my friends favourites list. I have to give credit to my Mimi; my aunt makes the best amatriciana in the world. Its so saucy and delicious. Traditionally, this pasta sauce is made with dried pork cheek or pancetta, tomato and chilli, but varies across menus and dinner … Continue reading
I love cauliflower. I think it is one of the most under rated vegetables. I’ve been doing my cauliflower like this for two weeks now and I haven’t got bored of it yet. ** Pre-heat oven to 200*C Ingredients – 1 head of cauliflower, stem removed and cut into various sized florets – cumin seeds … Continue reading
I have had so many awesome comments regarding these cupcakes in the last few days, so I thought I’d share the recipe with you. The sour cream gives these cupcakes a real lightness and fluffy interior with an wonderful banana subtleness. Be warned : you may feel the urge to gorge on the icing, it’s full on. ** … Continue reading
Carbonara is super quick, easy and delicious. However, it should only be a sometimes food. Ingredients: – 3 eggs, and 2 egg yolks – 90ml of pure cream – 1 clove of garlic, crushed. – 4 rashers of bacon, diced, sliced, or chopped. – 2/3 cup + a lil bit more of a good quality parmesan cheese … Continue reading
In my latest fruit and vegetable delivery I recieved half a pumpkin. I don’t like pumpkin. Bart adores pumpkin. And curry. Pumpkin + Curry = pumpkin curry :) Ingredients: – 1/4 of a jap pumpkin or any other pumpkin, skin and seeds removed – 1 onion, sliced – 2 heaped tablespoons of your favourite Indian … Continue reading
My all time comfort food list would have to include roast lamb. It’s my favourite roast meat. Because Parker and I have been crook all this week I needed comfort food. Luckily on Labour Day, we found a local fruit shop and butcher open, and I found everything I needed. *Pre-heat oven to 220*C Ingredients: … Continue reading
Oh what a week I have had.. Parker has been super sick, and now I have what could possibly be the worst cold of my life time.. I feel like death. Sadly Parkers appetite has been on the down low.. Nearly non-existant :( The only thing he has managed to eat today is this dip … Continue reading
Great accompaniment to fish n’ chips, plus it’s super easy, low fat and a little different !! Ingredients: – 1 cup of natural low fat yoghurt – 1 tablespoon of finely chopped parsley – 6 gherkins – 4 tablespoons of capers – zest of one lemon – salt and pepper 1. In a small mixing … Continue reading
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