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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 & DONT’s to keep in mind to ensure it is ‘pasta perfect’. DOs Do use a very large pot, allowing at least 1 litre of water for every 100g pasta Do cover and bring the water to a rolling boil, then boil uncovered Do salt the water, so it is as salty as the sea Do stir the pasta until the water comes back to boiling so it doesn’t stick Do retain some of the pasta water to add back to the sauce if needed Do toss the pasta into the sauce, Don’t just
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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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Roasted Pesto Turkey Fillet

Festive and Italian flavours go well together in this turkey.

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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 […]

Now that we are in the cooler months, I thought we could do some slow cooking together...on Sundays!

🇫🇷 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 […]

Crisp Skin Fish with Capers, Pine Nuts and Garlic Spinach

There are loads of good reasons to eat more fish. Nutritionally, it's a high protein, low fat food rich in omega three that ticks so many boxes as a good food choice. It is really quick to cook when you know how and we are really spoilt for choice for quality fish here in Australia both deep sea and freshwater varieties - we are surrounded by water, after all!

🔥 🔥 🔥 HOT NEWS! Guess who is dropping in to our Cook-Along on Thurs 16th July? The one and only Gabriel Gate! We are going to cook up a fabulous French Style Roast Chicken with Cauliflower Au Gratin and Salade Verte. I can’t wait to cook alongside this industry legend again, as we did […]

It's versatile, it's inexpensive, easy to cook and readily available. What's not to love about mince? But not all minces are equal, so here are my Top 10 Tips for making the most of mince:

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