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Easy-peasy overnight bread

Bread, at its simplest, requires no other ingredients than flour and salt. And since most of us are lucky enough to have access to running water - and can probably afford a bag of two dollar flour - the dream of homemade bread needn't be a complicated one.

Luscious spring onion salad sauce

This easy-ass salad dressing is one of the best ways I've found to add punch and staying-power to what might otherwise be plain and unassuming ingredients. Roasted root vegetables by themselves are one thing, but smothered in a creamy green emulsion of herbs and garlic you've got yourself a real meal. The dressing couldn't be…

Rosemary lemon shortbread

I've made these little biscuits on three occasions this week, though never exactly the same each time - a touch of fennel seeds one time, maybe using whole wheat flour the next - and I'm pretty amazed that no matter how many little tweaks I make they come out fragrant and oh-so-moreish every time.

Dukkah (#1 DIY Christmas Gift)

It's been a while since I've sat down to write one of these! I would apologise for my absence but, hey, we all get busy and know what it's like to have to let some things fall to the wayside a bit as other priorities take over. (That mosaic plaque you started in 2013 and…

Bulgur and Roasted Roots with a Capsicum Dressing

I hear the terms "five year plan" and "ten year plan" bandied around a lot. Apparently some people know exactly where they want to be, what they want to be doing and who they want to be with in the year twenty-nineteen. Their faces beam with pride as they share, in detail, every step they intend to…