Crisp Skin Fish with Capers, Pine Nuts and Garlic Spinach
Every time I travel to a Mediterranean country, I find it is very easy to enjoy fish and seafood almost daily due to its availability and how it is so well integrated into the diet of the people.  I guess eating seaside, a thing you can do on any part of the Mediterranean coastline, is all part of the romance too. Here in Australia, it seems to stop at ‘fish n chip’ Friday and we tend to avoid incorporating fish meals into the rest of the week. I think there are several reasons for this. One is that for many it is a religious observance to not eat meat on Fridays, although I would say this has evolved into a habit and an easy, relaxed option to not cook at the end of the week by ordering from the local fish n chip shop instead. Secondly, sometimes it’s a struggle
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Crisp Skin Fish with Capers, Pine Nuts and Garlic Spinach

Every time I travel to a Mediterranean country, I find it is very easy to enjoy fish and seafood almost daily due to its availability and how it is so well integrated into the diet of the people.  I guess eating seaside, a thing you can do on any part of the Mediterranean coastline, is […]

Among other things…I am a food stylist. Not many people know what a food stylist is, and to be honest, I never set out to become one.  I was very fortunate early in my career to have been given a chance, straight out of uni, by one of the best food stylists in Melbourne, if […]

You gotta love a lazy Sunday morning and with this cold weather, I am not one to go out for breakfast – I would rather make it at home myself in my pyjamas! Today we started the day with soft poached eggs perched on sourdough toast and creamy avocado with a dollop of good quality […]

Although Creole and Cajun food is not really big in Australia, I have wonderful memories of our time in New Orleans where I dragged my husband from one food mecca to another for soft shell crab at Paul Prudhomme’s, beignets at Cafe du Monde, prawn po boys at a local diner and the famous muffuletta […]

Who needs flowers?

Who needs flowers when a bowl of fresh produce can brighten up a room just as well? These little pumpkins looked so sweet sitting there in the afternoon sun, I couldn’t resist taking a pic.  

Everyone I know is busy and it’s sometimes difficult to juggle home, work and family and manage to get a home cooked meal on the table every night, but is it is possible. The answer is harnessing the power of the ‘cook up’. By cook up, I am simply referring to cooking several things at […]