Osso Bucco

With the winter chill starting to seep its way into our homes in the evenings, my eye has been more drawn to the casserole and slow-cook style recipes in my collection of cookbooks and online databases of recipes. I’ve been wanting to try slow-cooking for some time, with rich, round-bodied flavours similar to my Coq…

Spinach Gnudi, Sage Burnt Butter

You couldn’t have asked for better weather over this four-day Easter long weekend. I’m delighted to say that I’ve spent the majority of this break in hermitage; sleeping-in until midday, leafing leisurely through cookbooks, pilates at home and pottering around the kitchen. Its been a good opportunity for me to take a break from the hustle…

Pilu

As a very belated birthday present and congratulations on my recent admission as a solicitor to the Supreme Court of NSW, the Sister and her fiance offered to take me out for lunch, as is customary with celebrations involving yours truly. As I have mentioned on previous occasions, I’m much more of a person who…

Olive Rosemary Focaccia

My last experience in baking with yeast involved a failed pizza dough in the middle of winter and since then, I haven’t so much as dared to try and bake my own bread. With my recent invitation to Masterchef Australia auditions, however, I felt that it was about time that I start to conquer my…

Prawn & Dill Ravioli

I’ve been at a bit of a loss as to recipes ideas recently. While I sprout ideas for desserts and baked treats as if there’s no tomorrow, thinking of savoury meals is a challenge for me and I’m consistently expand my repertoire. Winter called for luxuriously hour-long cooked meals, full of warm and hearty flavours…

Pizza Pesce Birra

It was a couple of days before mum was due to return from overseas, and The Sister, her fiance and I decided to eat dinner out on our side of the bridge as the fridge was desolate. For once I wasn’t feeling particularly inspired, and when I met up with the two in Chatswood, we…

Duck Ragu with Soft Polenta

Buoyed by my success with the Coq Au Vin, I decided to give cooking with copious amounts of red wine another go with a something a little different. I’ve been wanting to make a ragu for some time, but upon searching through recipes online, I was disheartened to see that most required a slow or…

Terrazza

The morning after my epic dinner at Glass Brasserie with Fashion Obsessed Girl, Kulinary Adventures of Kath was in the mood for another foodie date and so we made plans for a ‘small’ Sunday lunch on our side of the bridge. It’s so nice having foodie friends! 🙂 Kath is fond of Italian food and suggested Terrazza,…

Frankie’s Pizza

I’m a little over the fancy bar scene. As sophisticated and stylish as they are in true Sydney-style, I’m more of the type of person that looks for character, charm, and quirkiness. So when a girlfriend suggested Frankie’s, I was quite interested in checking this place out. Frankie’s is located on Hunter Street, a little…

Mushroom, Quinoa & Thyme Risotto

“Have you made risotto before?” (Awkward cough) “Errrrr…from a packet.” HEY it’s called Star Risotto and The Sister even knows Italians who use it, okay? But sure, I’m a food blogger and foodie and so I should know how to make risotto. I’ve made paella before and surely it can’t be much harder than that,…

Fig, Proscuitto & Brie Pizza

Following on from my delightful purchase of a tray of figs last week, I had made something sweet already with my Fig Mascarpone Tarts, but was interested in exploring the sweetness that figs can lend to savoury foods. While the only savoury dish I’ve had was figs paired with a succulent roasted duck breast (still…

Jamie’s Italian

‘Where are they?’ I said, which was probably the eighth time in the last ten minutes. I have previously tried making reservations for Jamie’s Italian twice, once with a group of 10 people, the second time with eight. The first time I was told that the earliest they could seat us for dinner was 9.00…