We are in the thick of the entertaining part of the year, and it always coincides when we are at our busiest, doesn’t it? Somehow we have to juggle work commitments, end of year functions, gift shopping, housework and event planning, and maintain our own energy and enthusiasm at the same time. For me, the answer is a little pre-planning, particularly when it comes to the menu for our family get togethers. I always start with a loose theme – whether it is a cuisine, or style of food, sit down dinner party or buffet – then plan it three groups: 1. Starters – this could be a full sit down entrée, passarounds to serve with drinks or a grazing board to pick on as we stand around the kitchen bench. 2. The Main Event – this is usually a main meat dish, but not always (it could be
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Menu Planning

We are in the thick of the entertaining part of the year, and it always coincides when we are at our busiest, doesn’t it? Somehow we have to juggle work commitments, end of year functions, gift shopping, housework and event planning, and maintain our own energy and enthusiasm at the same time. For me, the […]

BBQ Beef Steaks with Garlic Oregano Mushrooms

Summer is here…and it’s time to fire up the barbie! While ‘Great Australian Sausage Sizzles’ will no doubt be taking off at your local mega-hardware store at this time of year, when it comes to throwing something on the barbeque, you really can’t go past a good steak. My recipe for BBQ Beef Steaks with […]

Christmas always comes early at my place, as I plan my Christmas menu way in advance especially for my Foodcentric Christmas Cooking Class. For me, Christmas is really is a chance to celebrate and feast with the best produce I can lay my hands on – sushi grade salmon, plump Queensland king prawns, free range […]

Haloumi Fritters with Tomato and Mint

A fresh hot batch of fritters are a wonderful thing to whip up for breakfast, brunch or a tasty passaround. The ingredients for these Haloumi Zucchini Fritters are easily mixed together and then spoonfuls are dolloped into the pan to sizzle to golden deliciousness. Serve them as little bites with a dollop of salsa or […]

Ah Athens

For me, Athens feels like coming home. I am quickly embraced by my Greek heritage, in the faces of the people, the food, the culture, the filoxenia*… Like a fine piece of Greek marble that becomes shiny with time and wear, Athens has polished itself so that while you can still find the busy, friendly […]

ASADO Bar y Grill is the young cousin of restaurants San Telmo and Palermo. It combines a vibrant, youthful feel with traditional style Latin American cuisine straight from the open fire pit and charcoal parilla. I have visited several times, and most recently had a very special dinner there for the Melbourne Tango Circuit in […]

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