Apricot Jam

It is the first time, I have made Apricot Jam.  Well, the truth is, it is the first time I have made jam of any kind, but it won’t be the last. Armed with some advice from my mum, Faye, I have produced 12 beautiful jars of golden, sweet deliciousness. With this beautiful condiment, I will be able to enjoy … Read More

Sweet and Sour Carrot Salad

Sweet and Sour Carrot Salad

This beautiful Sweet And Sour Carrot Salad is sure to impress and will forever change the way you look at the humble carrot. It will also simplify your entertaining as it is suitable for many people with specific dietary requirements, being gluten-free and vegan. It contains roasted carrots which I toss in a Sicilian-style, agrodolce dressing. “Agrodolce” translates as “agro” … Read More

Easy Hummus

Easy Hummus

When I want a quickly prepared appetiser, I invariably turn to my recipe for Easy Hummus. I can prepare it in minutes from ingredients I almost always have on hand, in less time than it takes to go to the store to buy a tub. Not surprisingly, the home-made version tastes infinitely better than the store bought. Plus, there is … Read More

Pumpkin, Cranberry and Almond Salad

Pumpkin Cranberry Almond Salad

My roasted Pumpkin, Cranberry and Almond Salad is perfect for any occasion or family gathering. However, I’m thinking that with Christmas just around the corner, this roasted pumpkin salad will be ideal as a colourful and nutritious side dish. As an added bonus, for those who have family or friends with specific dietary requirements, it is also vegan, gluten free … Read More

Onion Patties – Vegan and Gluten Free

Onion Patties

If you like crispy onion rings, (and who doesn’t?) but you don’t like deep frying, these Onion Patties are just the thing. Let me start by saying, you really must try these, they are SO good. They are crisp, full of caramelised onion flavour and they are shallow fried. In addition to these wonderful characteristics, they are also suitable for … Read More

Mixed Seed Crackers – Gluten and Dairy Free

Mixed Seed Crackers

These Mixed Seed Crackers really exceeded my expectations. I suppose, truth be told, my expectations were fairly low. I’ve wanted to try them for some time but I was a little hesitant, feeling that something that looked like bird food may not be really enjoyable. Well, I was wrong and I’m now convinced the birds are onto something! The crackers … Read More

Cannellini Bean Dip

Cannelini Bean Dip

This Cannellini Bean Dip is my go-to appetiser when I want something that’s quickly and easily prepared. My inspiration for this simple recipe came from a holiday in Italy. Some years ago Faye and I stayed for four days in the beautiful Umbrian hill town of Assisi. We ate at a delightful restaurant on several occasions and each time enjoyed … Read More

Dill Pickled Cucumbers

Dill Pickled Cucumbers

Dill Pickled Cucumbers – a delicious store cupboard staple! These Bread and Butter Dill Pickled Cucumbers are the result of a visit this morning to the Adelaide Central Market. I came upon some locally grown, freshly picked, young Lebanese cucumbers and I knew immediately how I would like to use them. I like to always have a jar of these … Read More

Vegan Chocolate Mousse

Vegan Chocolate Mousse in Martini Glasses

Vegan Chocolate Mousse is my latest obsession! Made with just 5 ingredients this easily prepared Chocolate Mousse is decadently rich and delicious. It is smooth, creamy, and chocolatey, and takes just minutes to prepare. Everyone needs a few go-to desserts in their repertoire. Chocolate Mousse is one of mine; it is a classic and one which I frequently prepare so … Read More

Balsamic Glaze

Balsamic Glaze with oil and bread

Balsamic Glaze holds true value as a condiment. Reducing inexpensive balsamic vinegar with some brown sugar is an easy method that produces a syrupy glaze with complex sweet and tangy flavours; it takes less than 15 minutes to make and contains just 2 ingredients. I like to have some on hand at all times. Once you start adding this glaze … Read More