Monthly Archives: February 2016


Creamy tuna lasagne Dine in

I was a bit skeptical about this recipe until I made it and ate it – I can assure you that it is decadent, creamy and yum and even Stuart who isn’t generally a fan of canned tuna wolfed it down. I seem to always focus on the practicalities of food and there are a few pots involved in the making of this but the end product is worth the washing up. You can also make the lasagne in oven proof foil containers and freeze it uncooked for an easy mid week meal. Ingredients 1/2 brown onion 125g butter 400g mushrooms,...

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Easy red velvet cupcakes Dine in

This recipe is from a friend of mine (aren’t the best ones always from people you know?!) and it’s really easy and really good. You can make it in one bowl if you wash the bowl while the cupcakes are in the oven, so that means one less reason not to make them! These cupcakes have a super light crumb with a hint of cocoa – the chemical reactions with the bicarb, vinegar and buttermilk do all the hard work. The cream cheese frosting is decadent and delicious – I don’t really need to say anymore than that! Do yourself a...

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Roasted salmon with sumac and whipped feta Dine in

While Stuart was still in Amsterdam a friend and I ate at Pony at The Rocks before watching Jose Gonzales play his beautiful music at the Sydney Opera House. I always try to read a restaurant menu before dining out – just to get my tastebuds going (and it makes decisions much easier!) The sumac roasted salmon with beetroot and asparagus caught my eye, but the addition of whipped feta really intrigued me. A soft fluffy cloud of lightly salted cheese – why have I never encountered this before, let alone made it? I highlighted this recipe with you last week and...

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Beetroot leaf and basil pesto pasta Dine in

My grandma grew most of the fruit and vegetables she needed and she always used to say “shame to waste it”. If it didn’t end up on the plate, in a soup or stock then the scraps were turned into compost and used to fertilise her next crop. Unfortunately I have no garden nor compost pile, so I do my best to use as much of produce I buy so I’m not throwing money in the bin. I bought a bunch of beautiful beetroot to use in a recipe later this week (involving roasted beetroot, salmon, sumac and whipped feta –...

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Stuff on bread Dine in

I have (unfortunately) settled back into Sydney and returned to work after our wonderful trip to Amsterdam and I have fallen into my normal summer breakfast routine of muesli, natural yoghurt and fresh fruit. Our daily breakfast while we were in Amsterdam was rye bread topped with a slice of cheddar cheese (there were seemingly hundreds of varieties in the supermarket!) and a slice of cured meat, either smoked ham or ontbijtspek (a delicious smoked speck-ish product) and it was delicious and kept me full until well past lunch. Open sandwiches, or really any type of sandwich, are a very Dutch way...

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