Pork, Ginger And Coriander Dumplings With Garlic Chilli Oil

I have to remind myself time-and-again to get the kids cooking in the kitchen. It’s too easy to fall into the pattern of – I can do it faster and cleaner – and weeks can go by before I realise they haven’t cooked a thing (apart from toast). One of our most popular dinners are…

Baked Rhubarb With Orange And Cloves

Although rhubarb is readily available through autumn it’s often not till early winter that I get round to baking my first tray. I keep it on hand in the fridge mainly to eat with breakfast, be it with porridge, yoghurt, or muesli. But it would be a crime against rhubarb to stop there. It’s such an…

Turmeric Potato Salad With Red Quinoa And Yoghurt

This is far from the conventional mayonnaise based potato salad that most people have in their repertoire. This little beauty uses fresh turmeric added to the potatoes before boiling so the colour leaches out and stains the potatoes a vibrant yellow. It’s flavoured with coriander seeds, cumin seeds and nigella seeds, which are all roasted…

Zucchini, Tuna And Borlotti Bean Salad With Chilli And Lemon

Not even I can deny the convenience of opening a can of pulses, rinsing them under water, and having them ready to use. It’s what I call fast food. The type we should all be eating. Whether it’s Borlotti beans, cannellini beans or chickpeas (which by the way, the later two make a great substitute…

Chicken, Ginger And Udon Noodle Broth

One of my favourite smells in the kitchen, the one that brings feelings of comfort and nourishment, and a guarantee of food that can be shared, is a pot of chicken soup as it gently simmers on the stove top. This chicken soup is one of a sweet nature. The combination of sweet and salty…

Hot smoked trout and dill croquettes

I decided back in March that I REALLY wanted to throw a dinner party. A grown ups dinner party. My birthday was approaching and I had no care for presents. I wanted a party. A party with food. A party with friends. A party with many delicious things to eat. The brief was simple. Each…

Lamb And Spinach Gozleme – The Cheats Way

The Turkish gozleme stall at the Addison road markets in Marrickville churns out perfectly cooked gozleme grilled to an exact goldenness with crisp dough and deliciously salty cheese filling. On lazy sundays, when I can’t be bothered cooking, I go there for lunch. I admire the women who run the stall (not sure why it’s…

Dukkah – The King of Spice Blends

There are days where the craving for freshly made dukkah is so strong that I find no satisfaction till a batch is roasted, pounded, and then eaten whilst still warm.  It has to be said, possibly the best way to enjoy duukah is with bread and extra virgin olive oil. It certainly is the way…