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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Choc Cherry Cupcakes - Eggfree

Dark, chocolatey little cupcakes with tart sour cherries and they are eggfree too!

Prosciutto and Spinach Beef Fillet

A quick and easy yet elegant roast.

Ratatouille

This bright vegetable stew is delicious served with crusty bread as a light meal, or as an accompaniment to chargrilled lamb cutlets or steak. I first cooked it with my French friend, Juliette, so it will always remind me of her!

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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 […]

Doot Doot Doot ceiling

Lauded as the ultimate luxury destination on the Mornington Peninsula, the Jackalope hotel, restaurant and winery complex aims for a world-class experience at all levels. Their flagship restaurant, Doot Doot Doot, combines a lavish setting with confident, design-focused food and expert service with an Australian approachability. The generous dining room is a rich, striking modern cave of […]

San Sebastian

Romantic, picturesque and brimming with good food at every turn, San Sebastian is a place any foodie must visit at least one in their lifetime. Built round the natural curve of La Concha bay, the city looks to the sea for its calming vista as the locals take their evening paseo, and also for the […]

Carlton Wine Room - Mushroom Linguine

More like a Melbourne institution than a restaurant, the Carlton Wine Room has always been an urban haven for the wine connoisseur. Now, newly refurbished, it’s like a breath of fresh air has swept in. The ever-changing 100 wine long list, with offerings from wine regions around the world, requires some studying, but it’s also worth […]

Elixir coffee roasting

Founded by brothers Jason and David Narciso, Elixir Coffee has grown to become one of Brisbane’s most loved specialist coffee roasters. For these boys, coffee runs in their blood and it shows in the quality, consistency and care they apply to their product and the hospitality that extends in the adjoining cafe and the service […]

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