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

Getting organised in the home

Though a bit sad to admit, a highlight of my holidays thus far has been getting organised at home. Spring has been and gone, so this has been more of a summer-clean. How liberating it was to empty out cupboards, create new space and drop a boot-load of wares to St Vinnie’s! Throughout my summer … Continue reading

Fun in the water

Yet another hot, dry day today called for a trip to the lake for puppy to practise her swimming. Sage had a lovely time fetching her ball in the water and playing with more new-found pals. Today she had great delight in stealing sticks from a gentle old labrador and frolicking about with a cheeky … Continue reading

Papa Goose – a fabulous new find

Last night we headed into the city for a casual dinner and movie. We decided to try another new restaurant and as it turns out, we now have another restaurant to add to our list of favourites. Papa Goose is located in Flinders Lane and the interior has a bit of an industrial vibe. A … Continue reading

Ezard

This year my birthday dinner was had at Ezard . I had high expectations for this two-hatted restaurant and they were all met. The service was exceptional, beginning when the wait staff notice you arrive down the stairs and open the door to welcome you into the warmly lit underground interior. From that point on, … Continue reading

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