Spicy Sausage Rigatoni

By nature, I’m not a person that enjoys confrontation. Like any other person I enjoy having my own way if possible, but if it’s not or if someone else is being particularly stubborn, I consider myself as fairly easy-going and flexible. This all changes when it’s Boxing Day sales time. These sales are a yearly…

Spicy Chorizo Meatballs

There’s a handful of recipes I own that I turn to in times of need. A shortcrust pastry recipe when I need to impress, decadent crepes for that special breakfast, and my meatballs recipe for when I’m feeling like a comfort food boost. I’ve used this recipe a number of times with a combination of…

The Hardware Societe

I was enjoying the sun at Manly Beach the other weekend with my mate Brother Bear and I remember telling him that “Sydney is my wife. But Melbourne is my mistress”. While this is probably a strange way to describe my love for these two cities, it is ultimately quite accurate. Sydney for me is home, comfort,…

Chorizo Baked Eggs

I came up with this recipe a few weeks ago when I woke up late one Sunday morning and realised I had a surplus of egg yolks in the fridge after making some macarons. These Chorizo Baked Eggs are an incredibly simple one-pan breakfast and just the perfect amount for a one-person brunch. Double it…

Prawn, Chicken & Chorizo Paella

I have a colleague at work whose heritage is Spanish, and every Monday when I come in and inquire about her weekend, she tells me about this, about that, and how she made paella. Again. It seems like she makes paella every week, and not just the one, but two each time – one with…

Chorizo & Tomato Farfalle

As those who have been following my blog will notice, I don’t really write posts about normal cooking. Why? Well, one, because I don’t actually do a whole lot of it (the joys of still living at home), and two, because normal cooking is really so instinctive. I don’t take heed of a tablespoon of…