Yes, I know, the idea of making your own pasta like a classic Italian Nonna sounds like a wonderful but time consuming thing to do. All that kneading, rolling and cutting by hand seems almost defunct when there is such a wide variety of pasta shapes to choose from, fresh and dried, in your deli or local supermarket these days. And pasta is meant to be quick, isn’t it? Or is it? There is something so zen-like about mixing a dough to a smooth elasticity, then carefully passing it through the rollers to create a satiny sheet to cut into playful ribbons. It is worth making it every so often, when time permits, just for the pure personal satisfaction. Once you have mastered the art of making your own home made lasagne sheets and fettuccine, you can then graduate to trying your hand at pappardelle, ravioli and tortellini…the pastabilities are
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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.

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Home Made Hommos

Home Made Hoummos

Making your own hommos is super easy and much nicer than store bought.

Fattoush Salad

Fattoush Salad

A meal in itself, this vibrant Egyptian salad with crunchy pita pieces and a touch of spice is the perfect accompaniment to lamb.

Spanish Chicken with Olives and Spinach

A quick and tasty chicken dish inspired by the flavours and colours of Spain.

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Pastabilities….

Yes, I know, the idea of making your own pasta like a classic Italian Nonna sounds like a wonderful but time consuming thing to do. All that kneading, rolling and cutting by hand seems almost defunct when there is such a wide variety of pasta shapes to choose from, fresh and dried, in your deli […]

Ice Breaking Bites…

That ice breaking time of chatting over drinks, when you gather guests for any special occasion can really set the mood. That’s why having tasty passarounds that are appetising and, most importantly, easy to eat with one hand, while simultaneously balancing a glass in the other, are handy to have up your sleeve. Wrapping crisp […]

Fast and Furious…

Life is busy…and for me, it’s super busy at the moment with lots of travelling for work, as well as keeping up with the day to day activities of running a household and fitting in all the social stuff around it. I’m sure my family feel like I am like the Tassie Devil furiously whisking […]

Banana Bread with Maple Butter

On a recent visit to Australia by Prince Harry and his Duchess, Meghan Markle, news came out that Meg had baked banana bread to take to a Country Women’s Association meeting the next day. Hers featured ginger and chocolate chips, which got the nod of approval from foodies all over the country. It got me […]

Pumpkin, Zucchini and Cherry Tomato Frittata

We welcome our resident Nutritionist, Melanie Ryan from Nourishness, with her fresh tips on getting more veggies into your day… We are all hearing the message to eat more vegetables. What, why, how? Good questions! What? Plenty of vegetables, including different types and colours, and legumes/beans in your daily diet will help meet your daily […]

A Slice Of Salmon…

If you want a fast and flashy dinner, you can’t go past a nice piece of fish. Beautifully pink and luscious to eat, a slice of salmon will appeal to the fussiest of fish eaters. It is so readily available here in Australia, that you will even be able to grab a couple of pieces […]