Archives for March 2009

Healthy Homemade Toasted Muesli Recipe

Making your own muesli will save you heaps in cereal costs at the supermarket (which was the incentive for me to start making my own, and because I couldn’t find a brand that I really liked). Not only that, but you know exactly what goes into it, so you can be sure it has no […]

Grow Your Own Kitchen Garden In Wine Barrels – Launch of www.WineBarrelGardens.com.au

At the start of Spring last year (08), we embarked on a project to grow our own salad vegies and herbs in half wine barrels. It has been over 5 months since we first planted out the barrels and the project has been an overwhelming success (apart from one little incident with very hungry caterpillars) […]

Smoked Rainbow Trout Salad Recipe

Smoked trout is a lovely ingredient, it is a (relatively) cheap piece of seafood, and gives a wonderful smokey flavour to dishes. This is quite a filling salad, so could be served as a main meal, either for a lazy weekend lunch with some crusty bread and a glass of wine or for dinner when […]

Top 5 Deserts in 5 Minutes: Number 1: Crunchy Meringues with Icecream, Berries and Chocolate Recipe

Drum roll please! The number 1 top 5 desert in 5 minutes is: absolutely delicious and requires no cooking at all. If you are feeling particularly domestic goddess like (a la Nigella Lawson), you could make your own meringues, but this would turn this desert from a 5 minutes wonder into something slightly more time […]

Easy Molten Chocolate Pudding Recipe

The way to a man’s (or woman’s) heart is most definitely through their stomach, particularly if they love chocolate! I have decided to post this recipe for all of you cooking for the one you love on Valentines Day, giving you a chance to show off your cooking. You can even use heart shaped cupcake […]

New gluten free, dairy free, nut free, sugar free and meat free categorisation on thecookbook.com.au

Given that food allergies seem to be on the increase and people general are becoming more interested in the health benefits of food, I have decided to introduce categories across the site to help identify and search for recipes that are gluten free, dairy free, nut free, sugar free and meat free. At the bottom […]

Italian Sausages with Gourmet Lentils Recipe

A few years ago I went on an organised trek along the Overland Track in Tasmania’s beautiful Cradle Mountain National Park. It is approximately 90kms and takes 5 days to complete, so I was expecting canned and reheated food for the duration of the trek, however it was anything but! The food that our guides […]

Top 5 Deserts in 5 Minutes: Number 2: Caramelised Bananas with Icecream and Caramel Sauce Recipe

This weeks top 5 desert in 5 minutes is a fresh take on the old classic, Banana Split. Hot homemade caramel sauce with cold creamy ice cream makes this a perfect sit-on-the-lounge-with-your-best-girlfriends-and-watch-old-movies desert. Caramelised Bananas with Icecream and Caramel Sauce Recipe Ingredients 1 banana per person, split lengthways 1 scoop vanilla ice cream per person […]

My Top 5 Favorite Cookbooks of All Time

I’m often asked where I draw my inspiration from, and the answer is all of the restaurants we visit, cooking shows I watch (much to the annoyance of PS) and magazines I read, but most importantly the cookbooks that I own. I don’t have a huge collection (and I think this surprises some people), but […]

Top 5 Deserts in 5 Minutes: Number 3: Stewed Rhubarb and Apple with Yoghurt and Pistachio Recipe

Welcome to this weeks top 5 deserts in under 5 minutes; Stewed Rhubarb and Apple with Yoghurt and Pistachio Nuts! Rhubarb is just starting to come into season now, however will continue to grow through winter, making this the perfect warm desert for the cooler months ahead of us. Stewed Rhubarb and Apple with Yoghurt […]