I think I have always been a teacher at heart. As a littlie, my dollies would be my pupils, and as a tween, I was the one that would gather my young cousins at family get togethers, and sit them in front of a blackboard to keep them occupied. In later years, I revelled in the responsibility of keeping the girl guide troop under my care focused and inspired with new and challenging activities. As a manager, I loved to develop my team members through mentoring, encouragement and example, and I continue to have strong relationships with some of those colleagues to this very day. Nowadays, my students are the enthusiastic foodies that join my cooking classes, keen to learn a new trick or two, try a new taste or technique. I love these sessions, and nothing gives me more of a kick as when someone proudly sends me a
Sharing my recipe collection to fellow foodies has always been a pure pleasure and it is even more of a buzz when I hear those magic words…’I made your recipe!’.
So here I invite you to browse through and get inspired by my recipes that I have tried and tested over many years. Some have professional photographs, others just have happy snaps and the rest are simply the recipe itself, from my kitchen to yours.
This is my working recipe database and so new recipes are added all the time – be sure to drop by again to see the latest.
I think I have always been a teacher at heart. As a littlie, my dollies would be my pupils, and as a tween, I was the one that would gather my young cousins at family get togethers, and sit them in front of a blackboard to keep them occupied. In later years, I revelled in […]
Apollo Bay has been a sleepy holiday spot for as long as I can remember, and that easy going feeling I experienced as a child is still as breezy as the occasional winds that whip that unspoilt coast. We spent a week here in nearby Marengo, with the whole family in a house with a […]
🫒 OLIVE TIME… Being stuck in lockdown meant it was a great time to preserve the olives that are produced by my father-in-law’s bountiful tree. They are little kalamata olives that we have to be patient for, as we watch them ripen from green to black, and vigilant too, so the birds don’t get […]
I love that moment when the pasta tumbles into the bubbling pot, quickly starting to soften within minutes as I stir it. Cooking pasta and noodles is universally one of those things that most people learn to cook early in life. In many ways it is a simple process, but there are a few DOs […]
🇫🇷 BONJOUR! Next week is definitely going to be a little bit French… Not only is it Bastille Day on the 14th but we will be having our very own French celebration when the wonderful Gabriel Gaté drops in to our Cook-Along on Thursday. Just think…a délicieux French dinner of French Style […]