A friend of mine, Chun, is looking to build an earthship home, meaning a bush house made from recycled and/or natural materials which is disconnected from the grid. Ro who lives down the NSW south coast has one such home and kindly offered to host us for a night and to answer all Chun’s questions.
This gave me an excellent opportunity to experiment with campfire cooking. I made smoky eggplant dip, charred capsicum slices, campfire stew and roasted veggies. This post is about the delicious, amazing campfire stew.
Pizza is loved the world over. What I love about homemade pizza is that you can tailor it to suit your mood. Feeling hungover? Add extra cheese. Want something healthy? Use a wholemeal base and limit the cheese. This post is about the tasty mushroom and olive pizza my housemate made recently. (more…)
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…)
Harissa is a spiced chilli paste from northern Africa. In our house it is most commonly added to hummus. On this occasion I used to add a spicy zing to homemade pizza. (more…)
Having friends or family over for dinner and want to make something that will impress them? This roast pumpkin and grilled eggplant roulade is tasty, colourful and sure to impress. (more…)
Spinach dumplings are tasty little morsels of deliciousness. They are easy to make, a tasty snack and also a great addition to curries, especially a creamy tomato malai curry. (more…)
After a workout at the gym my housemate, Simone, likes to tuck into a big carb loaded meal. Last weekend that was spinach and cheese ravioli served with a tomato and veggie sauce. (more…)
The thing about making lots of pizzas is that you inevitably end up with lots of different random ingredients chopped up and needing to be used. The last one, or the final pizza, is a mismatch of ingredients where you are hoping for the best. One word for this experiment – CHEESE. (more…)