Mediterranean Dip: Whipped Feta with charred tomatoes


whipped feta dip with charred tomatoes

Over the weekend I tried a lovely homemade spinach and feta dip at my neighbours. This inspired me to create my own mediterranean whipped feta dip. I then found a NY times whipped feta recipe which further inspired me.  This is my take on Sarah Jampel’s published recipe though I have tweaked it and converted … Continue reading Mediterranean Dip: Whipped Feta with charred tomatoes

Curried Black Beans


Print Curried Black Beans This is a simple curried version of homemade baked beans!! The boys loved them so much that I thought – maybe someone else’s family will too! Ingredients 200 g Black turtle beans soaked over night and then boiled for 20 minutes 2 Tb olive oil 3 shallots finely diced 1 Tb … Continue reading Curried Black Beans

Chilli Jam


Print Chilli Jam I make chilli jam often. I always make it a little differently than the time before so it is hard to write a ‘true’ recipe. I was initially inspired by Christine Manfield’s recipe which I used to follow to the letter when I would cook up huge batches in Indonesia. My maid … Continue reading Chilli Jam

Ouef en Cocotte


We love these baked eggs in our home.  It is a wonderful way to feed a crowd for breakfast or brunch also as all the eggs can be cooked at once and served up in little individual pots.  Teenagers love this! Print Ouef en Cocotte Deliciously mourish eggs baked in a ramekin Ingredients 150 g … Continue reading Ouef en Cocotte

Its the good fat, avocado!


I love avocados. I remember when I first read that they were actually good for you and you could get away with eating one a day. I was SO excited. I use them instead of butter in a sandwich; mash them on toast with a little lemon and garlic ; and use them as accompaniments … Continue reading Its the good fat, avocado!

Best Bread Dough Ever (thanks to Christina Tosi from Milk)


  Print Best Bread Dough Ever (thanks to Christina Tosi from Milk) I don’t have time to proof dough, knock it back, proof it again, have another round and wait and wait.  I am way too busy and my mind is usually on the washing, the driving, the after school activity needs and everything else.  … Continue reading Best Bread Dough Ever (thanks to Christina Tosi from Milk)