All posts tagged: Dinner

A wintry Mexican soup

“Balmy” is the word that springs to mind when describing winter in Sydney so far this year, with mid-August temperatures peaking as high as 27° Celsius during the day. While this madness great for camping, it’s not so great for cracking out the serious winter […]

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Eggplant, Freekeh & Feta Salad

For me there’s no more quintessentially Autumn dish than Maggie Beer’s Moroccan eggplant with lentils, pomegranate, and ricotta, a deliciously hearty and warming bowlful that makes the most of seasonal ingredients, and one I look forward to making whenever the weather cooling down. Faced with a […]

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Beautiful Bright

The next stop on our December Victorian adventure was Bright, a beautiful town (there’s even a sign telling you so) in the Ovens Valley in Victoria’s north-eastern alpine region. It’s quite the food and wine destination, with vineyards, hop fields, orchards, and nut farms dotted throughout the […]

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The Perfect Weekend Side Dish

With the weather becoming decidedly outdoorsy and BBQ-friendly again I’ve started pouring through my cookbook library for some new and interesting side dishes to serve alongside the inevitably large slabs of roast lamb, grilled prawns, and seared tuna that go hand-in-hand with summer. This superb side […]

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24-hours in Hobart

The problem with 24-hours in Hobart is that it’s simply not enough time to eat all the things one wishes to. This was my second trip there in as many years (you can read about the first one here), and as such I got to tick […]


Burnt eggplant with garlic and lemon

Sometimes you just need a little something extra to serve with a meal, and this cracking eggplant dish is one of my favourites (yes, it’s another Ottolenghi recipe, and yes, I AM obsessed). It’s not blended with tahini so has a slightly different flavour profile […]

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Mushroom Risotto

Sunday dinners are a labour of love in my house – standing over the stove with a glass of wine is always a fitting way to end the weekend, during the colder months my usual go-to is a hearty risotto.

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Hummus Kawarma

I’ve always got a tub of homemade hummus rattling around in my fridge – it’s a perfect snack and a great accompaniment to many a dinner, whether it’s roast chicken or a hearty pearl barley salad. For a recent dinner party I took my garden […]


The Perfect Cous Cous Salad

I was recently gifted with what has quickly become my favourite cookbook: My Garden Kitchen, the the first is what I hope is a long line of cookbooks from Unna Burch, the Wellington-based home cook and photographer behind the gorgeous blog The Forest Cantina. I’ve […]


Chicken Tortilla Soup

I recently stumbled across a photo of a lovely-looking Chicken Tortilla soup during some idle net-browsing (ie. I was stalking Zoë Foster-Blake on Instagram), and since then have been perfecting my own version at home. It’s light and fresh with a chilli and lime juice […]

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