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Learn…Laugh…Cook!   Join me in my kitchen from the comfort of yours! No matter where in the world you are… My LIVE online virtual cooking classes run every Thursday at 6pm AEST and the full Winter Program is listed below.   Each week, you receive one of my Foodcentric recipes that we will be cooking [...]

Like it or not, the current restrictions have turned us all into homebodies but that doesn’t mean cooking and eating at home has to be boring.  Here are my tips to making cooking at home an event: New Recipe  – try and cook something you have never cooked before or why not develop your own [...]

Be Prepared…

I don’t really know how to begin this post. We are in the middle of a global crisis that has escalated so quickly and we are all spinning. Life is changing, and some things may never be the same, but the need to nourish ourselves, both physically and emotionally, always will be. Without going into [...]

Wondering what happens at one of my classes? I run small group classes in the heart of my home that are really a complete food experience. You will learn and cook alongside me, and get to share everything we make at my table, with fine wine from Scotchmans Hill. No matter what the topic, I [...]

I always have puff pastry sheets in my freezer. They are my ‘go to’ for whipping up a quick sweet or making the most of leftovers.  In no time at all I can make a fruit tart, mille feuille or little palmiers to serve with coffee. Also, the remnants of last night’s dinner can be [...]

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 [...]