Top 5 Quick & Easy Winter Soups: No 2 Lamb Shank Soup Recipe

This is my family’s recipe and has been handed down over a couple of generations (I got this recipe from my mother, and she got it from her mother, and I’m sure she probably got it from her mother). This soup is great, because you simply put everything in the pot first thing in the […]

Quick & Easy Dinner Ideas Series: Roasted Chicken Pieces with Lemon, Garlic and Thyme

This is a great recipe, as you can do all of the preparation work well in advance, then simply do the cooking, which is great if you know you have a big day ahead of you (or perfect for Sunday lunch when you want to be a bit lazy). Roast Chicken Pieces Ingredients 1 whole […]

Top 5 Quick & Easy Winter Soups: No 3 (Thai) Pumpkin Soup Recipe

Another winter warmer that can be made in 20-30 minutes. Pop it in a thermos to take to Saturday sport, or enjoy in the warm. Pumpkin Soup Recipe Ingredients 500g pumpkin (I find Queensland Blue or Jap pumpkins have the best flavour for this recipe), skin removed and cut into 5cm cubes 2 brown onions, […]

Quick & Easy Dinner Ideas Series: Meat Lasagna (alla Bolognese) Recipe (Rezept or Recept)

If you have some Bolognese sauce in the freezer, then Lasagne is a really quick meal to whip up (perfect to go with the home made garlic bread you have in the freezer). Served with a green salad, it is very satisfying and hearty. Meat Lasagna Recipe Ingredients 1/2 quantity of Bolognese sauce (I usually […]

The Best Ever Roast Potato Recipe

A very big claim, but there is nothing like crunchy delicious roast potatoes with fluffy insides, served with your favourite roast (or on their own). Roast Potato Recipe Ingredients 1 large potato per person (I use Sebago) Olive oil Fresh rosemary (optional) Roast Potato Recipe Method Preheat oven to 180ºC. Peel the potatoes and remove […]

Top 5 Quick & Easy Winter Soups: No 4 Leek, Bacon and Potato Soup Recipe

This soup is delicious, and once you have made it, it will become a permanent fixture on your winter cooking schedule. It is quick to make, can be made in one pot, and is perfect for lunch on a cold winter’s afternoon. Leek, Bacon and Potato Soup Recipe Ingredients 2 tbsp olive oil 3 stalks […]

Top 5 Quick & Easy Winter Soups: No 5 Vegetarian Spicy Lentil and Pumpkin Soup Recipe

This spicy lentil and pumpkin soup recipe is a great hearty stew style soup, packed full of very healthy legumes and vegies. Most people expect vegetarian food to be boring and bland, but this is anything but! This recipe makes approximately 10 bowls of soup, so it is perfect if you are feeding a crowd […]

Quick & Easy Dinner Ideas Series: Steamed Salmon Fillet with Hollandaise Sauce Recipe

Everyone needs a recipe in their collection that is simple and easy, but stunning enough to be used for special occasions. For me, this steamed salmon fillet recipe is it. It cooks in the one pot (always good when you don’t want to deal with washing up), takes about 20 minutes to make (including preparation […]

Quick and Easy Dinner Ideas Series: Prawn and Chicken Vietnamese Rice Paper Roll Recipe

This is a quick ‘stand by’ dish that you can throw together with basic ingredients, is fantastic when you want to feed a large group of people, is great for kids as they can make their own and feel involved, and best of all is cheap (if you want to make it cheaper, just exclude […]

Easy Plain Scone Recipe

Last weekend we decided that we would catch the last of summer and do a bush walk down to the beach in our local national park. Seeing the beautiful summer day outside, we all put on shorts and t-shirts with our cozies on underneath. We managed to walk down to the beach (approx 30 minutes) […]