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Salmon Chorizo Frittata

Salmon Chorizo Frittata

This delicious frittata came about because we had a piece of leftover baked salmon and an abundance of zucchini.  It makes a perfect brunch or packed lunch with a simple salad at this time of year...

Calabrese Tomato Sauce or Passata

Calabrese Tomato Sauce or Passata

You've seen it done on television, in a movie or on the food shows... why not come along and take part in this experience that makes you wish you were Italian too! We supply everything for you to...

Zucchini Pickled in White Wine Vinegar

Zucchini Pickled in White Wine Vinegar

If you have lots of zucchini at this time of the year, here is a pickling recipe to keep them crispy and tasty. Cut the zucchini in half then half again and then slice thinly and place in a...

Oregano from my garden

Oregano from my garden

Summer in the garden! Our oregano has been thriving up the back near the Australian native trees. The word is derived from Greek, meaning mountain joy. I love how each stem flowers in its own time...

Artichoke

Artichoke

Artichokes come into season mid August (winter in Melbourne). This means eating seasonally - they are rich in Vitamin C to keep cold and flu at bay and full of fibre to keep you healthy.  Here's...

Fennel

Fennel

I love fennel! It is crunchy and slightly sweet and has an aniseed flavour.  Fennel is most often associated with Italian cooking, but other than soup, my family did not cook it. We used it in...

Broad Bean Maccu or Soup

Broad Bean Maccu or Soup

Maccu is like a mash.  It goes well with fish or chicken. This recipe can be made as a soup and is just as delicious the next day - serves 4-6. 4 cups broad beans Extra virgin olive oil 1 onion or...

Gluten Free Churros – Baked!

Gluten Free Churros – Baked!

These churros are not fried and a bit of a healthy option.  Sugar is also an option only at the end. Hot chocolate can be substituted with coffee or a nice cup of tea! 100g butter 1 cup water 1 cup...

Artichokes stuffed and delicious

Artichokes stuffed and delicious

Artichokes are not easy to clean and prepare... but once you have been shown how to they are so delicious and good for you. We've always made a rich stuffing including among other things, hardboiled...

In the news

In the news

I’m often asked to give talks about traditional cooking and/or run a demo cooking class where everyone can relax, hear about cooking delicious meals and enjoy a tasting.  If you or your group would...