So savvy. That’s Union House. A gentrified pub space downstairs serving easy going yet polished food pumps with energy from noon til night, with an exuberant crowd on the weekend evenings. And for those that relish good conversation, there is a more sedate dining room upstairs for full table service. Both are working off a very satisfying menu that elevates the pub meal to 5 star quality. The Rooftop Bar is also a great place to be when melbourne’s weather is kind. We settled into a corner table by the window for a lovely work lunch. Little globes of crunchy croquettes with creamy cauliflower centre were the perfect mouthful. Luxuriously soft, smoky eggplant in creamy tahini with pita crisps was, oh so moreish. Truly crisp skinned duck confit over a wedge of roasted eggplant with kale and pecans, would please every duck lover. Perfectly cooked barramundi with crisped potatoes, melting
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RECIPES… for every occasion

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.

Huevos Estrellados

A yummy Spanish staple, this dish is a great excuse to have chips for breakfast or brunch!

A soulful bowlful!

Rich crispy duck legs are delicious with juicy roasted grapes and the scent of rosemary.

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Foodcentric. Desirable food you can believe in…

So savvy. That’s Union House. A gentrified pub space downstairs serving easy going yet polished food pumps with energy from noon til night, with an exuberant crowd on the weekend evenings. And for those that relish good conversation, there is a more sedate dining room upstairs for full table service. Both are working off a […]

Feast Of Merit is an example of what makes Melbourne’s restaurant scene so damn good, the best of an International cuisine tailored to the local market using our beautiful, bountiful produce. Here you will find fantastic Middle Eastern food with a modern edge that is designed to share. It’s fresh, it’s beautifully presented and very […]

Perfect Pancakes

Making pancakes together is guaranteed to bring out the warm fuzzies, isn’t it? It’s often one of the first things we cook together with our kids. The magic of how a runny batter turns into golden, fluffy bites of yumminess appeals to their natural sense of wonder. And when you top them with sweet syrups, […]

Zoodles

There seems to be oodles of zoodles around at the moment, and though they fit neatly into the gap for those that want a pasta alternative, I love them because they are a super quick veggie variation to add to the repertoire. And they really do turn the cumbersome looking zucchini into something rather elegant! […]

Taking Stock

Making Chicken Stock

Yeh, I know…life’s too short to make your own stock. Right? It’s SO much easier to reach for a packet from the supermarket to toss into your soups or stews. I agree, it’s VERY convenient, and yes, I do use them myself sometimes. BUT Whenever I take the time to make my own stock, I […]

Pizza Napoletana-style

If there is one food that is really loved on a global level, it has to be the pizza. The simplicity of it is stunning – a yeasty thin base topped with fruity tomato sauce and any number of ingredients, baked quickly and served piping hot. But, as we all know there is good pizza, […]

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