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…

Roast Vegetable Frittata

Is there anything more homely in winter than roast vegetables? I had one lone capsicum left over after my Ratatouille, as well as a bit of pumpkin from my Roast Pumpkin Ravioli and so I decided to make the most of it and make a quick frittata one Sunday lunch. A frittata is really like…

Ratatouille

Maintaining a balanced diet isn’t always easy. Believe me, I know! There are weeks where I’m simply over-enthusiastic about how many places to review and then feel incredibly guilty at the end of the week from all of the rich food. So then I try and increase my vegetable intake, which usually takes the form…

Roast Pumpkin Ravioli

So the long title for this recipe is ‘Roast Pumpkin & Ricotta Ravioli with Burnt Butter Sage Sauce’ but to keep things looking pretty and formatted nicely on the home page I’ve dubbed it simply ‘Roast Pumpkin Ravioli.’ However calling it merely ‘Roast Pumpkin Ravioli’ doesn’t seem to do this dish full justice. This is…

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,…

HelloFresh + GIVEAWAY!

‘What’s for dinner tomorrow night?’ I can’t believe how many times I’ve heard that question. As much as I love food and cooking, there are honestly evenings when the idea of cooking a healthy, balanced meal after a long, exhausting day makes me want to bash my head on the pantry door. I could possibly…

Basil Pesto

Not many people know this, but back when I was in high school, I was a kitchen hand for a week as part of work experience. Granted, it was a short week, but it sealed my fate in that I decided that I never ever wanted to be a commercial kitchen chef. On day one,…

Paprika Chicken with Quinoa Tabbouleh

So I am currently experiencing the manic excitement that comes with having… NO PARENTS IN THE HOUSE. Which essentially means cooking for yourself. While I’d say that my culinary skills are slightly better than the average Josephine, I will admit that I rarely do any ‘cooking, cooking’ at home. The reason for this is that…

The Dip @ GoodGod Small Club

Thursday night had finally rolled around and for the motley posse that I shall dub ‘L-Crew’, we had all finished our law exams for the year (if not for our university lives)! Being the only one with really any form of organisational skills when it comes to planning events, I thought that it was an…

T2 Tea House Macquarie

With my sensitive disposition towards coffee, over my lifetime I’ve developed a severe addiction to tea. Of any blend, of any flavour. A light, fruity iced sensation in the warmer months, or a hot, fortifying and steaming cuppa when the winter chill bites. With milk or without, I love the variety of different teas that…

Cheese & Chive Scones

There is only one word to describe how I feel today, and that’s ‘Owwwwwwwwwwwwwww!’ I went indoor rock climbing yesterday. I think the last (and first) time I had ever been indoor rock climbing was at a primary school friend’s party. You know, one of those kid’s parties with the jelly snakes, plastic plates, paper…

Baked Eggs

‘I’m siiiiiiick,’ I wailed to mum yesterday morning. I was devastated to say the least, as after watching Contagion last year, I’ve been über meticulous about washing my hands all winter, everywhere I go, especially as I catch the train to and from work almost every day. I had managed to get through two and a half months of winter…