Tag: Seafood


Tropical getaway in Cairns Travel

The Anzac day long weekend was approaching and Stu and I decided on a whim to head to Cairns for 4 days. We didn’t need much convincing really – it has been months since our last scuba dive and the warm tropical waters of Cairns seemed an ideal way to escape the suburban speed of Sydney. We certainly didn’t need much – a couple of changes of clothes, one “good” pair of shoes (sandals) and a pair of thongs each, along with our massive dive bag and we were heading to the airport. It was my first visit to Cairns and it had...

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Simple salmon parcels Dine in

We were having friends over for dinner on a school night and I had grand plans of making roast chicken but… traffic was bad (it takes the longest time to travel the shortest distance in Sydney), the sapphire fell out of my engagement ring and time was marching on so by the time I arrived home I had no interest in making anything complicated! I was first introduced to cooking en papillote (meaning in parchment) when I was living in France. It is basically dinner in a bag – all your ingredients are wrapped in paper/foil and baked. It’s a...

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The Majestic at Petersham Dine out

I was mesmerised by this grand old cinema when we first moved to our new ‘hood in in the inner west of Sydney. Every time we drove past I peered out the window to admire the beautiful facade and let my mind wander to the stories the walls would tell. I’m so glad it has been lovingly restored to give a new generation of people a chance to interact with the space. The appropriately named Majestic Theatre was built in 1921 and in a past life was a roller skating rink. It has reopened as a gourmet food store selling...

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Recipes / Seafood

This recipe can be on the table in 15-20 minutes and is really delicious. Enjoy! Serves 2. Ingredients 1/3 cup red wine 3/4 cup beef stock 1 400g can brown lentils 1/2 tsp dried tarragon 1 red onion, halved, sliced thinly 1/4 cup sour cream 1 tbs horseradish cream 2 pieces fresh salmon big handful of baby spinach leaves per person Directions Pour the red wine and beef stock into a saucepan and simmer for about 10 minutes, until reduced by half. Add the lentils, onion and tarragon and cook for another 5 minutes, until lentils are warmed and onion...

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Chicken / Recipes / Seafood

This amount serves 1 and can be easily doubled or tripled. You can use a chicken breast, or a piece of skinless salmon for this recipe. It is super healthy and so easy! Ingredients piece of salmon or chicken 200g rice noodles, separated 1/4 capsicum, washed and sliced handful chopped coriander Dressing 1/2 long red chilli, sliced 1cm ginger, sliced 2 garlic cloves, crushed 1-2 tbs lime juice 1/6 cup soy sauce 1/6 cup water 1 tsp fish sauce good pinch brown sugar Extras handful snow peas handful bean sprouts Directions Preheat the oven to 200C. Make a foil parcel...

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