Month: March 2015

  • Tartiflette

    Tartiflette

    I lived in France for a year between school and university, and spent most of my year with a loving family who loved to cook, eat and hike so I had a wonderful time. We lived near the alps and my French mum Isabelle introduced me to the many varieties of cheese in la Savoie and their…

  • What do you pack when you travel?

    What do you pack when you travel?

    My mum packs home made pate and a Buddha’s hand. Mum is staying with us for a week, so she can write and we can see the opera Aida on Sydney harbour. In her luggage, was this strangely beautiful fruit called a Buddha’s hand. It has a sweet, lemon blossom aroma and no juice or…

  • Dad’s secret stuffed sausages

    I have fond memories of Dad making this for us when we were kids. It was his speciality, and the ingredients were a firmly kept secret. I think he read about it in the newspaper years ago and has tweaked it ever since. I was only given the recipe last year when we moved to…

  • Roast lamb and potatoes

    Roast lamb and potatoes

    I love recipes where I can do all (most of) the prep, chuck it in the oven and just let the oven do the rest. Recipes like this are even better on a Sunday! Everybody had seconds of this. The potato/anchovy combo made creamy deliciousness that partnered so well with roast lamb. The only thing…

  • Hidden gem in Marrickville

    Hidden gem in Marrickville

    Friends were in town last weekend, so it was an opportunity for us to brunch on Saturday morning. West Juliette in Marrickville is too cool to have signage, but you can tell there are delicious things coming from the kitchen and coffee machine when there is a queue at 10am in the morning. When we first…