Oven baked strawberry French toast

When it comes to strawberries, I'm pretty fussy. I grew up in an area where you could pick your own strawberries. In summer. Not all year round. They tasted like strawberries. Sweet, soft and juicy.
August 25, 2015/by AWDsh0p73637

Mozzarella salad with celery and walnuts

I realise that cooking in this pre prepared way may not be in alignment with everyone's personalities and that some people are more inclined to leave things until the last moment.
August 19, 2015/by AWDsh0p73637

Home made crumpets in under an hour

I have fond childhood memories of weekend breakfast's consisting of hot toasted crumpets spread with so much butter and honey that the two would melt and run down through the little holes.
August 17, 2015/by AWDsh0p73637

Easy chicken pasta with feta and veggies

With less than six weeks to go, I'm starting to get nervous. Can I really run the 42 kilometres that is the Sydney marathon. I've been diligently training since January for number 27 on my list.
August 14, 2015/by AWDsh0p73637

Gingerbread men

I got a bit carried away. My daughter's second birthday, a planned quiet family affair, somehow turned into a full blown high tea complete with grandma's best china.
August 5, 2015/by AWDsh0p73637

Macadamia chocolate bark

Sometimes after dinner, I want a nibble of something. Not a dessert, nor something to be eaten with a spoon. Just a treat, perhaps containing a little bit of sugar, to punctuate an evening meal.
July 30, 2015/by AWDsh0p73637

How to make scrambled eggs

It happened at 7.10pm on Friday 26th July 2013. Two years ago today. Under bright lights, in a bustling room, with morphine coursing through my veins and Mark's cheek pressed hard against me.
July 26, 2015/by AWDsh0p73637

A baba ganoush recipe

'Your eggplants are burning' observed Mark. I'm sure the eggplants sitting directly over the gas flame on the stove could indeed look like they were scorching. I was making baba ganoush.
July 20, 2015/by AWDsh0p73637

Brown sugar meringue roulade

he prunes kept staring at me from the shelf in the pantry. I had bought a packet of the sticky, black fruit to make devils on horseback, and decanted the remainder neatly into a glass jar.
July 13, 2015/by AWDsh0p73637

Devils on horseback with mulled wine

What you might think of as a canapé restricted to the seventies and something your mum used to make for cocktail parties, is in fact a match made in heaven for mulled wine.
July 6, 2015/by AWDsh0p73637

Strawberry homemade sprinkles

Thea is almost two. Two. The days and weeks went by slowly when she was first born, as we got to know each other and I became accustomed to my new routine as a mama.
July 2, 2015/by AWDsh0p73637

Tuscan kale and bean soup

After a glorious food focused weekend in Melbourne (just Mark and me, no Thea, eeek), back in the regularity of my home kitchen, I wanted to make something simple and warming.
June 25, 2015/by AWDsh0p73637

Indonesian chicken curry

My niece is turning 13. Officially becoming a teenager. And I have volunteered to cook her birthday meal. She's vegetarian though and the challenge is to make food.
June 18, 2015/by AWDsh0p73637

Chicken in milk

I have been absent. From my computer and camera though. Not the kitchen. I've still been busy in there, creating some comforting and filling week night dinners in preparation for a half marathon.
June 16, 2015/by AWDsh0p73637

Three cheese quesadillas

I was craving cheese. Not just any cheese, but molten, runny, stringy cheese. In snack form, to be eaten with fingers and no need for a table. Being Friday, I knew exactly what I would make.
June 9, 2015/by AWDsh0p73637

Salmon tacos with cabbage slaw

At the start of the year, buzzing with good intentions and goals for 2015, I set up several reminders on my phone. Eat breakfast. Yes, I need a cue for this extremely important daily task, to nag me.
May 28, 2015/by AWDsh0p73637

Classic spaghetti and meatballs

Do you ever get that impulse, that you just have to make a certain dish. I do. And last week it was for classic spaghetti and meatballs. From out of nowhere came the absolute burning desire.
May 26, 2015/by AWDsh0p73637

A Balinese coconut salad

Incense. Birdsong. Smiling faces. Car horns. Cow bells. Lush rice paddies. Soaring kites. Bright Hindu offerings. Theses are the things that have flooded my senses over the last seven days in Bali.
May 19, 2015/by AWDsh0p73637
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