Tag: Lamb


Basic herb crust Dine in

This recipe for a herb crust is a starting point for you to experiment with flavours depending on what you have available and until it works for you. The herbs I used this time included parsley, sage, thyme, dill and basil because that’s what is currently growing really well in my herb garden.  Growing herbs is so rewarding and really worth the effort if you have a sunny spot and some time to make the trek to the nursery. I hate buying herbs from the supermarket and I try to avoid it when I can – it can get expensive and it’s such...

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Za’atar and sumac marinated lamb with skordalia and tabbouleh Dine in

This dinner was a delicious surprise – many of my favourite ingredients all on one plate, so I’m not sure what I expected anything less! Tabbouleh is a salad I have enjoyed for many years. It seemed very exotic when Mum made it for us in country Biloela, we would often have it with our Sunday BBQ lunch when other families would have been having an iceberg lettuce salad instead. Tabbouleh is really a parsley salad, with a little bit of burghul, tomato, onion and lemon to bring it all together. You can serve it with any grilled meat or...

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Meze plates Dine in

I spent a very productive Sunday afternoon in the kitchen cooking from Plenty More (again!) in preparation for the work week ahead. I made a number of dishes (enough to feed an army, as it turns out) to bring out of the fridge during the week to serve with kofta. We ended up eating it for most of the week but neither of us minded because the mix of flavours was so good! I made crushed carrots with harissa and pistachios, fava (yellow split pea paste with capers and caramelised onion) and the winning dish mixed vegetables and yoghurt with...

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Head to The Bach (bro) Dine out

This is why I came. Hokey pokey creme brulee. The Bach opened a couple of months ago so I wanted the hype to die down a tad until we ventured inside. I have Kiwi heritage so the concept and menu really excited me (and our Kiwi friends). For the uninitiated, a bach is a traditional, modest Kiwi holiday home usually by the sea. This place is certainly a nice escape from the hustle on King St! We were unable to make a reservation for 4 on a Saturday night, so while we were having a drink at Cittavino Stu wandered across...

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Sunday afternoon view Dine out

A friend was in town so I chose to go for Sunday lunch at the Coogee Pavilion Rooftop. The owners of this restaurant/bar, The Merivale Group, are big in Sydney and I had read a lot about the different spaces, style and feel of the place as well as the quality of the food so I had high expectations. We negotiated our way through the throngs of people on the lower level and made it to the safety of the stairs. The lower level was “buzzing” but it was far too busy for me to want to eat there. We climbed the...

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