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Time for some cooking inspiration

While out on a grocery shop today (my first in a long time thanks to my wonderful husband!), I spotted the Gourmet Traveller edition that I religiously purchase on an annual basis. Each year I look forward to planning restaurant visits based on the reviews in this excellent guide. I suppose my choices may have … Continue reading

Curry-licious!

My first visit to Thailand a few years ago left me with quite a taste for Thai curries and a greater tolerance of spicy heat. If we are having take out for dinner, it is pretty standard that I will place an order for Thai. Lucky for me, however, my very talented husband has now … Continue reading

Salted Bittersweet Chocolate Chip Cookies

I have been finding so many yummy recipes on Pinterest lately, including one for salted chocolate chip cookies. Having just taken them out of the oven, they are hard to resist – I don’t think they will last long in this household at all! The recipe is from this great blog – My Daily Morsel … Continue reading

Summer mocktails

This summer, Paul and I have had a bit of fun experimenting with both cocktails and mocktails. I am becoming quite a fan of mocktails and have really been enjoying coconut water with lime – a perfect post-workout treat on a hot day! This is the non-alcoholic version of Paul’s most recent new cocktail – … Continue reading

Pea and haloumi fritters

On the menu at home for lunch today are Paul’s pea and haloumi fritters – a favourite of both myself and my twin sister. This is what you need to make them: Step 1 – make a batter. 1/2c milk, 2 eggs, 30g cornflour, 2/3c plain flour and 1/2tsp baking powder. Step 2 – boil … Continue reading

Summer Berry Pudding

Tonight we were lucky to have dinner cooked for us by a friend. The dessert that he chose to serve was perfect for a balmy summer evening. The Luke Mangan recipe had been adapted slightly, whereby it was made into one large pudding instead of individual portions. The balance of flavours was just right; not … Continue reading

Dessert in a flash

Peach tarte tatin – whipped up after Paul and I watched ‘Come dine with me Australia’ tonight and then both craved something sweet. With limited ingredients and about as much inclination to cook a dessert, tarte tatin seemed the best option to me. What an easy dessert to throw together – no recipe required, just … Continue reading

Crispy pork belly to rival the best!

Well, husband has outdone himself in the kitchen tonight! Feeling inspired by his recent pork belly dish at Papa Goose, tonight he prepared a very tasty and crispy pork belly indeed. Accompanying the succulent pork was sweet potato three ways – a spiced purée, sweet potato and apple rosti, and fondant sweet potato. A luxurious … Continue reading