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… Continue reading Luscious spring onion salad sauce

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.

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.

Classic tomato relish

I've come to use it instead of tomato paste on pizzas, and a dollop will often brighten up an Asian stir-fry sauce well too. Though ultimately, to have a relish like this on hand for cheese toasties is almost entirely reason enough.

Pear and ginger jam + why porridge is best toasted

I started to become excited about what we could grow here and how to celebrate it. If seasonality were a mission, I'd totally accept.

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… Continue reading Dukkah (#1 DIY Christmas Gift)

Curried Kumara and Coconut Soup

A warming kumara and lentil soup, thinned with coconut cream and lightly spiked with curry. Almost too quick, simple and budget-friendly to be true.

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… Continue reading Bulgur and Roasted Roots with a Capsicum Dressing