September is for Strawberries.

September is for Strawberries.

Spring September 2021 TVO I can smell jasmine, Jacaranda’s are on the way after these are frangipani. As an adult, I look forward to the seasons changing for flowers as well as fruit & vegetables Stone Fruit is on the way, snack-sized plums are ready along with...
Can I have another piece of    Chocolate Cake!

Can I have another piece of Chocolate Cake!

AUGUST 2021 It’s about time we got the chocolate recipes out. We need to feel good, so even just the smell of warm chewy bickies, or a proper chocolate cake will give me reason to smile. There’s a well used and travelled biscuit recipe I make in bulk and...

Winter Pears

It’s the ideal time to get your roasting dishes out and let your house fill with warm spicy aromas. Rich Christmas fare is warmly welcomed here at this time of year. I would be thinking about a slow-roasted pork neck, a giant pile of crispy on the outside, fluffy on...

June 2021

When first studying in culinary school, Hospitality at RMIT, Melbourne, one of our first modules was soup, I learnt this moreish Portuguese tomato & rice soup, though now I realise how easy it is, of course it was one of the first introductions to cooking....

Go ask the neighbour for a cup of sugar

When I was young, I don’t think I ever had to borrow the sugar, but we definitely asked for help from our neighbours frequently. The carpool for school, the street babysitting, and optimistic folks suggesting their car was next to be washed on those dry summer...
Perspective and The Complaints Department, 2020.

Perspective and The Complaints Department, 2020.

Where are you now, in your head. I know you are at home, we are all at home or close by. Have you had enough of feeling like an old pair of stockings with ladders and holes everywhere, but it’s the only pair left to wear? It’s okay, it’s all okay. My...