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A Clever Christmas…

Spinach, Basil and Ricotta Rotolo

Let’s face it, by the time we get to Christmas, we are usually so smashed by the end of the year that the thought of cooking up a big Christmas dinner can be daunting. That’s why I usually do Christmas dishes that include familiar Christmassy ingredients but with a clever twist that makes them easy [...]

Christmas Kilos…

Little Macadamia Glace Fruit Cakes

We all have a Christmas wishlist, but what is not on that wishlist is a few extra kilos… TIPS FROM THE FOODCENTRIC PODCAST – Episode 2 CHRISTMAS KILOS Here is a summary of some of the tips discussed on Episode 2 of the Foodcentric podcast – CHRISTMAS KILOS – with Foodcentric‘s Food Director, Naomi Crisante [...]

Smoked Salmon Dill Potato Salad

If there is one ingredient that says ‘luxury’, surely it is smoked salmon. I love everything about it from its beaming rosy pink colour and rippling texture, to the way it drapes so beautifully into elegant folds, its street cred as a lean but high quality protein source and, of course, its delicate but distinctive [...]

The Fat Chat

Asparagus and Olive Oil

There is no doubt that fat carries flavour and it has wonderful qualities for use in cooking but we do need to be sensible about it. TIPS FROM ‘THE FAT CHAT’ PODCAST Here is a summary of some of the tips discussed on The Fat Chat – Episode 1 of the Foodcentric podcast with Foodcentric‘s [...]

Mrs Potato Head…

Rosemary Roast Potatoes with Olive Oil

It’s no secret I am a Potato Head… I love potatoes any which way – mashed, fried, roasted, sautéed, chipped, rosti, baked in their jackets or even plain boiled in a potato salad. My husband does not share my passion for the humble spud despite the fact that his roots are from Abruzzo in Italy, [...]


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 [...]