Archives for January 2009

Quick & Easy Dinner Ideas Series: Chickpea Salad/Salsa Recipe

With only 4 four ingredients, you can whip up this quick, easy and healthy salad/salsa for dinner in minutes. Serve with grilled fish, lamb or chicken and you have an instant meal. Chickpea Salad/Salsa Recipe Ingredients 1 punnet cherry/baby roma tomatoes 1 large Lebanese cucumber (washed) 1 tin chickpeas, drained and rinsed well 100g (approx) […]

Quick & Easy Dinner Ideas Series: Crumbing Mix (an alternative to traditional bread crumbs for Schnitzel & Fish) Recipe

This is more a helpful tip than a recipe, and a tasty (and healthy) alternative to traditional breadcrumbs for pork, veal or chicken schnitzels, or a lovely crumb crust for healthy quick fish. If you want to use this recipe as a crumb crust for fish, simply follow the steps below (substituting the walnuts for […]

Easy Moist Rich Chocolate Mud Cake Recipe

This is quite possibly the most yummy mud cake recipe ever, especially if you are a chocolate cake fan! It is quite easy, but the end result will have your friends wondering if it was homemade. I have made this quite a number of times, and have also made cup cakes with the recipe which […]

Nigella’s (Express) Honeycomb Recipe

Now there is nothing more interesting than watching a bloke (in this case my boyfriend) do a complete about face on something that he is adamant is “just wrong”. Before I get into this though, I have to admit, I am acutely addicted to watching cooking shows, you name it I love it; The Cook […]

Grow Your Own Kitchen Garden – In Wine Barrels – Mid Summer Update!

It was mid November last year when we planted our wine barrel garden (visit this link for the original article). Its now January and you won’t believe the transition. Here are some photos to give you a idea of how it’s all going. [nggallery id=2] Since planting we have had a pretty good summer in […]

Traditional Boiled Christmas Fruit Cake Recipe

This is probably better late than never (given that it is January and Christmas was less than a month ago), but it really is a beautiful recipe, well worth a try! My mum has been making this each and every Christmas (and other times during the year when we can persuade her) since before I […]

Quick & Easy Dinner Ideas Series: Yummy Creamy Potato Salad Recipe

This is a creamy style potato salad, perfect to take along to summer BBQs. Creamy Potato Salad Recipe Ingredients 1 x 2kg bag chat (baby/new) potatoes 4-6 rashers of bacon, chopped (depending on how much bacon you like) 2 stalks green spring onions (also known as shallots), finely sliced 200ml mayonnaise (either a good quality […]

Quick & Easy Dinner Ideas Series: Leek & Bacon and Pumpkin, Spinach & Fetta Quiche Recipes

This is a great recipe, you can make one large quiche for a family lunch or multiple mini quiche for a snack or cocktail party… AND it freezes really well (always handy when you need a quick and easy dinner!). We made a couple of batches over a few weekends and froze them before our […]