Preserved Lemons & a Non-Boring Broccoli Salad

Most people don’t know this about me, but I have an acute need for control. I consider myself a highly organised individual and will plan itineraries down to the hour with connecting transport down to the minute. I like to bake a cake knowing that it’s going to take 20 minutes in the oven, and…

Duck & Pomegranate Salad

I was talking yesterday morning on the phone to one of the barristers we engage, and who is also a good friend – in fact, we’re going to see the infamous Dita Von Teese at her show The Art of the Teese this Friday night at the State Theatre! After discussing the cases we are currently working on,…

Chimichurri Roast Spatchcock and Zucchini Salad

Prior to meeting Night Owl, there was never much of a kerfuffle made about Christmas. When I lived in the family home, I was usually overseas in Taiwan, and after I moved out to live by myself I spent it quietly by myself as my sister was interstate with my brother-in-law’s family for their festivities. My…

Three Williams & Exclusive Vines

I know I’ve already written a blog post previously on Three Williams cafe in Redfern. The infamous brioche, those narnies, and (in my opinion) the best thrice-cooked beer-battered chips in Sydney. So when I was invited to Three Williams once again for a boozy brunch to preview a few items on their new menu and to…

Cauliflower Quinoa Salad

I caught up with a friend after work on Friday; the last time we had seen each other was early December before she went on holidays and then both of us had the end of year rush. We got up to speed with most of what’s been happening, and asked one another if we had…

Chimichurri Bean Salad

My ideal temperature is about 27 degrees Celcius. If the weekend is coming up and the Bureau of Meterology is telling me that it’s going to be that temperature on the weekend, do you know the first thing I think of? That’s right – beach. If you’re on my Instagram, you will know that my favourite…

Zucchini, Mint & Persian Feta Salad

For the longest time, I childishly avoided zucchini because of its physical resemblance to a cucumber (one of my least favourite vegetables, second place to celery). But when I learned about the harmlessness of the vegetable, how easy it was to cook, and how delicious it was when paired with my favourite aromatic – garlic…

Hazelnut Pumpkin Quinoa Salad

Over the Christmas break there was a couple of days where The Sister joined me for dinner at mine. During this time, her fiance was still interstate with his family, and as they had only moved recently to their new place, she was so unfamiliar with the kitchen that she didn’t even know how to…

My Salad Nicoise

It’s always a routine, but from about 11am on a usual day in our office, you will be asked the question “What are you having for lunch?” As I’ve mentioned in previous posts, it’s no secret that we love our food. One of the girls regularly brings in lunch from home, and her favourite salad…

NQN’s Cauilislaw

I was listening to the radio the other day while I was getting ready for work, and I take my cues for when I’m running on time or late through the timing of the news broadcasts. I was listening absent-mindedly as I went about my business, but stopped in my tracks when they announced the…

Salmon Quinoa Salad

I, by no means, live a very healthy lifestyle. Always the fatty at heart, I’m at my happiest when I’m merrily stuffing my face, and it’s only when the next days hit that I realise how slightly off-balance I feel after a bout of indulgence. This is when I go through a ‘detox’ phase, which…

Strawberry & Chicken Salad

“Summer bodies are made in winter”, so they say. With this in mind, in the last month of winter I started changing my comfort-food habits and began to attempt to eat a little fresher, with more raw vegetables and lean proteins. This salad is an unusual but beautiful combination – anyone who has tasted the…