Polenta Fries

I certainly hope you all managed to clean up your Christmas lunches and get under shelter before the storm hit yesterday afternoon! I love the progression of a balmy Sydney summer storm – the flawless burningly bright-hot blue skies at the beginning, the stifling, cloying humidity as the clouds begin to ominously roll over, the…

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…

Roast Pumpkin & Garlic Soup

As I’m writing this I’m bundled up with scarf, hoodie over my head, hot tea by my left hand and the little heater in my room working overtime as it spews out just enough heat to keep me from shivering. We’re now in the last month of winter – please let it pass quickly! I’m…