Roasted cherry tomato summer frittata

Hello there, Here’s a recipe for a nice and easy, tasty summer frittata. Since last writing, the household here has grown by two chooks, and the garden has become very productive. We’re picking… Continue reading

Homemade gnocchi

A couple of years ago, I attempted homemade gnocchi only to end up with a gluggy bowl of heartbreak. I love gnocchi – so it was very disappointing, and the memory of that massive… Continue reading

Make your own Vanilla Essence

Vanilla essence is beautiful and indispensable when baking. It can be expensive to buy, as a 60ml bottle can cost upwards of $10 – but it’s also deceptively easy to make your own… Continue reading

Sautéed swiss browns on toast: A simple pleasure

Hiya! In an effort to try to make ‘home’ the source for more of the things we eat, Glenn and I recently attempted growing mushrooms ourselves. As we’re beginners, we have started with… Continue reading

The joy of fresh pecans, and a pecan coffee cake recipe

Well hello again! For a wee while now, I’ve on occasion read about the importance of eating nuts when they are fresh. This is quite counter to my habits of buying nuts and… Continue reading

In appreciation of the pomelo

What do you do with one of the world’s biggest citrus? It sounds like there should be a punch line, but there isn’t – you just eat it (I bet it would be… Continue reading

Spaghetti and beanballs: A delicious recipe from Veganomicon

Hello! Today I’m sharing a favourite recipe from the excellent cookbook Veganomicon: Spaghetti and beanballs. This meal is humble, delicious, and surprisingly easy. Pasta is always a crowd pleaser, and the beanballs are extremely tasty… Continue reading

Homemade agave limonade: A super easy and quick recipe

Hi there! Well gosh it seems already to be springtime. I love the cold, and will miss it, and sadly winter seems to be contracting for us here in the sub-tropics. But now we’re well… Continue reading

Udon noodle and tofu stir fry: A slightly unconventional recipe

Hello friends! Here’s a recipe for an udon noodle stir fry which ditches some of the stir fry usual suspects in place of something a bit less conventional to match what’s on offer… Continue reading

Bunya nut choclate cake: A super rich, Australian recipe + how to prepare bunya nuts for eating

In step with the recent discussion of indigenous crops, here’s a recipe for a ridiculously rich bunya nut chocolate cake. This recipe is adapted from the chestnut and chocolate truffle cake recipe from Hugh… Continue reading