Coconut Flapjacks

Breakfast in our house is quite a boring meal most of the time. I sometimes get creative and zhoosh up the normal oats but most of the time it’s oats with syrup and a knob of butter or [...]

Butternut & Feta Canneloni

I know this los like lasagna, but I assure you, it’s Canneloni. As you’ll recall, I stuffing things. Poultry, vegetables and pasta are my favourites. And because I haven’t [...]

Lamb Curry Empanada’s

Pastry is a probably the most versatile ingredient on earth. Not only can it transform as easily from salty to sweet but it works for all seasons. In summer, few things beat a beautiful, light [...]

Spicy Chorizo & Bean soup

Bean Soup. That really doesn’t appeal to me. It sounds brown, thick and kind of drain-water-ish. But add the words spicy and chorizo, and you’ve got a winner. My dad has been asking [...]

Coq Au Vin

Coq au Vin, like Boeuf Bourguignon, has been one of those dishes that I’ve been dying to make. Just the name conjures up images of the beautiful French country side, a mother lovingly [...]

Restaurant Review: Saint Verde Cafe

(Photo’s courtesy of Paula Gruben) As you walk into Saint Verde Café, you can clearly see that the owners John Panas and Shannon Hill have been planning this restaurant for 9 years. The [...]

Chocolate Brownies

Aahh Chocolate Brownies. The pud version of Comfort Food. I’ve been making so much comfort food lately and noticed that my sweet tooth has been completely and utterly forgotten about. I [...]

Short rib Bourguignon

I think most of us know what Boeuf Bourguignon is by now…especially if you’ve watched Julie&Julia. Julie Powell could not stop raving about her childhood memories of her mother coing [...]