Prepare your summer salad dressings in advance and keep in glass jars in the fridge. When you need to create a quick salad, the dressing is done and ready to enhance all the delicious seasonal flavours you have thrown together in the bowl. It’s a game changer.
Let’s talk sandwiches. School Sandwich I gave up on sandwiches for a while – I had lived on Vegemite and Kraft cheese sandwiches at school for so long. It was the ultimate school lunchbox go to sandwich in Australia in the late 70’s. I am sure I thought that I was cool having the cheese … Continue reading Sandwiches: the classic chicken sandwich
Easter Sharing Ideas Easter is a wonderful food occasion whether you are heading into Spring or heading into Autumn. It is a family occasion but if you are far away from family, create your own. Neighbours, orphans, friends, friends of your children. Have them over and utilise these platter and sharing hacks to create spreads … Continue reading Top Easter Platter and Sharing Ideas
Feel fearful of preparing a party platter? It can be daunting to take a look at some of the foodie photos on social media where lusciously laden platters take over entire tables as alternatives to a meal. Don’t despair. They can be a simple and effective solution for easy entertaining, leaving the host to grab … Continue reading Party Platter Preparation
Be Fearless with Fish Some of you have let me know that you have a fear around cooking fish. I decided to tackle this head on with some tips and ideas for you to help you become more fearless with fish in the home kitchen. Is it sustainable? We know there is ongoing conversation … Continue reading Be fearless with fish
An unfortunate childhood, just quite simply because it didn’t fit her, lead Nigella to retreat to books. She didn’t want to run around. She hated being told what it was she needed to learn. Instead she curled up quietly and read. She read the Brontes, but she equally read Enid Blighton. Why should you be … Continue reading Nigella
When a call from your son’s school comes in, your immediate thought doesn’t tend to be about cooking with plums! Plum Season So, it was with much relief to discover that it was actually kilos of fresh plums on offer. A washing basket full had been delivered to the City Mission but I figured I … Continue reading Cooking with Plums
Yesterday’s article in the Herald by Niki Bezzant was, in writing, what I verbalise and hear constantly as I inspire kids and teens in the kitchen. My holiday cooking programs are filled consistently with children who simply love to cook and are not being given the chance at school. Many of those who I cook … Continue reading Kids need to cook
I had an enquiry from a lovely listener and follower around baking this week. Her worry was around the number of recipes she kept hoping to try and the amount of sugar contained in them. I thought it might be helpful to answer a few of her queries and comments via a blog post. I … Continue reading Life is what you bake it!
I am totally amazed when I meet others who are so like me. There are of course always differences. Differences in what we have achieved, or how our journey has come about, or where we have taken our passion. Yet, before I started interviewing Foodies for my podcast, I really didn’t imagine that I would … Continue reading Story Telling with Food