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Birthday breakfast

Today is our birthday – ‘our’ meaning that of my twin and I. I will be seeing my sister at lunch time and then husband and I are off to Ezard for dinner. Can’t wait! The day has started off very well with a yummy breakfast prepared by Paul. Poached egg on sourdough with a … Continue reading

Quinoa success!

Tonight I trialled a new recipe from the book my friend Caroline gave me at Christmas – ‘Fresh and Light’ by Donna Hay. The recipe was for Thai green curry chicken skewers with ginger quinoa. I adapted the recipe slightly by cooking the chicken in strips and by shallow frying, rather than baking under the … Continue reading

Minestra di pomodoro – my comfort food

When watering my herbs yesterday, I tip pruned my basil plants. It was the heady aroma of basil that made me crave then and there my comfort food – a rustic Italian tomato soup. This recipe is one that was given to me verbally by my twin sister. We do not have set measures for … Continue reading

Breakfast crepes

A rainy Saturday calls for a bit of a lazy day in my book, so naturally that means a more indulgent breakfast is called for as well. Feeling a little tired of eggs, this morning I decided to make a batch of crepes. I recall once reading about the addition of sparkling mineral water to … Continue reading

Tuesday night cheat’s ravioli

I had planned to make roast pumpkin salad tonight, but at the last minute, I threw the ingredients that I needed into the trolley so that I could make roast pumpkin ravioli instead. I call it cheats ravioli, as I use wanton wrappers instead of pasta dough – who has time for fresh pasta on … Continue reading

A Melbourne Sunday

Before leaving Melbourne today, I decided that I needed a little bit of time in the city first. I didn’t really plan to shop, but I am pleased with my little spend up. On our way through the mall, we stopped by the Myer city department store to view it’s annual Christmas window. Not having … Continue reading

Fitzrovia fare

Paul and I set out for a quick lunch today before the wedding that we have travelled to Melbourne for. Relying on the good sign that a full eatery sends, we decided to try the ‘FITZROVIA fine food republic’. Located on Fitzroy Street in St Kilda, this place has a very cool vibe with a … Continue reading

Speedy Mexican

This final term of the school year is no less busy than any other, with little time at the end of the day for inspiration in the kitchen. From me that is… luckily for me, Paul never seems to lose creativity in the kitchen. Tonight Paul quickly whipped up a beef taco and burrito combo … Continue reading

A Monday night winner!

I am a very happy wife right now – Paul made an outstanding dinner tonight and it took him no time at all! A very simple chirozo and eggplant pasta, with the addition of seared scallops to my meal. For someone who does not eat scallops, he is quite the expert at cooking them! Mmm, … Continue reading