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Lamb Lollipop Chops…

Haloumi Lamb Cutlets with Roast Capsicum in Cos Leaves

Oh, how I love lollipop chops! … aka lamb cutlets 🙂 Tender tasty morsels of lamb from the rib section come with a built in handle, and although they may be the most expensive lamb cut, they are so delicious, they are hard to resist. Easy to grill, chargrill, bbq or pan fry, the main [...]

A Menu For Lovers…

Cooking for someone you love, is a powerful way to show them your feelings without words. That simple act of creating something to make someone else feel good by putting in your time and creativity is always appreciated. Whether or not you subscribe to the idea of Valentine’s Day or not, my Lovers Menu is [...]

#foodstylistlife

Being a food stylist is a curious job. You are at once a designer, a problem solver, a technician and a magician… I returned to the studio for the first time this year, with Louis and Melanie, to produce a project for one of my favourite clients. The process from brief to final image is [...]

Gee, it’s good to be back in my own kitchen after six weeks overseas. I realise that I am at my happiest creatively when I am developing a new recipe and translating the flavours and textures I have in my head onto the plate…usually cooking with music on in the background.  Last night, after returning [...]

Melt, Mix and Bake…

La Cucina Butter Cake - Cake of the Day

Yes, anyone can bake…but it certainly is super easy when you have a couple of quick cake recipes you can rely on. Cakes made with the ‘melt and mix’ method are simple to whip up. Simply melt the butter and mix into the dry ingredients together with the eggs and milk, don’t overmix, and then [...]

Up the Salad Stakes…

Heirloom Tomato Salad

The smell of barbecuing meat is wafting all over the country at this time of year but if you want to make your barbie the best, then it’s the salads that can add colourful tastes and textures that will partner any type of chargrilled meat, be it beef, lamb, pork, chicken or even seafood. Here [...]

Smoked Salmon Asparagus with Dill Goat’s Cheese

We are in the thick of entertaining season…break out the bubbly! Tickle your guests’ fancy with tasty passarounds that will get the party started. A creamy artichoke dip with the bite of parmesan served warm with crunchy spiced pita crisps… Colourful ratatouille in dainty tartlets…(and, if you don’t have time, use store bought pastry tartlets [...]

Ham it up…

Classic Croque Monsieur

Well that huge hunk of Christmas ham certainly looked good on the Christmas table didn’t it? But now, if like me, you have a whole lotta ham to get through, here are a few savvy ideas to make use of the leftovers without going into ham overload… Start the day with a luxurious brekkie of [...]

Just Duck It…

Christmas is almost here…and if you want to serve something special but you’re not up to roasting a whole turkey….then duck is the answer. Duck is a very popular choice in a restaurant but people are often shy about cooking it at home. Honestly, if you can cook a roast a chook or panfry a [...]