Winter is truffle season in Canberra, but at $2500 per kilogram this is not a mushroom you use every day or in great abundance ever. Last month, however, my mum came to visit and that provided a great excuse to indulge and make a truffle pasta.
We kept the pasta simple to let the flavour and richness of the truffle really shine. (more…)
I love soup. Broth soups are quick, easy and really tasty. For this soup I used three varieties of dried mushrooms, wakami (dried seaweed) and soba noodles. (more…)
Green beans are not my favourite veggie. Being force to eat overcooked microwaved beans as a child was not a great start to the relationship.
Green beans with garlic and butter (or oil if vegan) on the other hand are delicious. But then again what isn’t better with butter and garlic? Icecream, and I’m glad I’ve never tried it! (more…)
I got home late the other night, hungry and wanting pasta. There was a slight problem though, we had no spaghetti or fettuccine. We did, however, have soba noodles, the sort used in Asian soups. I decided to give it a go. (more…)
Being able to whip up a quick and easy dip is, in my opinion, a vital skill. This avocado dip is about as easy as it comes.
Three ingredients – avocado, lemon juice and salt – is all you need to make this simple and tasty dip. (more…)
Ever wanted to make cheese, but put it in the too hard basket? All you need is a 600mL carton of buttermilk and a stockpot. Read this post to find out how easy it is to make cheese from buttermilk. (more…)
I was quite impressed with my how productive I was yesterday, particularly given my mild hangover! It started with a trip to the local farmer’s market, where delicious looking apples inspired me to attempt dried apples for the first time. (more…)
Grilled eggplant is delicious and so versatile – pizza, pasta, burgers, as an ingredient in baba ghanoush, or on its own as a snack. I had two dubious looking eggplants in my fridge needing to be used so I turned them into grilled eggplant. (more…)
Hummus is delicious and healthy. Have you ever tried to make your own? It is super easy and there are so many varieties you can make. (more…)
Toasted cheese sandwiches are amazing. Wholegrain mustard and cheese toasted sandwiches are even more amazing! This post is dedicated to the delicious toasties my housemate Amrita made the other night. (more…)