Beer Scones where you are happy to use your beer for baking


beer and orange scones, golden and flavoured with orange and sage

You may simply wish to drink your beer but this recipe will win you over and have you buying beer especially to create these beer scones. The scones are light and full of flavour and so easy to make. We have flavoured them with a great IPA, some orange juice, sharp cheese and fresh sage. … Continue reading Beer Scones where you are happy to use your beer for baking

Sandwiches: the classic chicken sandwich


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

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

Chilli Jam


I make chilli jam often. It is difficult to write a true recipe because I always make it a little differently than the time before. Initially, I was inspired by Christine Manfield‘s recipe for chilli jam which I used to follow to the letter when I would cook up huge batches in Indonesia. My Indonesian … Continue reading Chilli Jam

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!