Fresh Peach Chutney

When peaches are abundant, I like to make the most of the season and one of the ways in which I use them is this Fresh Peach Chutney. Once again, I have received some beautiful stone fruit from my friend Brad, who lives in the Riverland. We have been privileged to enjoy the deliciously sweet, juicy, fragrant fruit in so … Read More

Cheese and Herb Filo Pie

You will find many occasions to serve this Easy Greek Cheese and Herb Pie. It meets all the required criteria for my favourite recipes. It is quickly and easily made and is full of flavour. Furthermore, you can assemble it in just 20 minutes and while it bakes there is time to prepare a salad to accompany it. If you … Read More

Sweet Potato and Quinoa Salad

Healthy, delicious and tasty – my Sweet Potato and Quinoa Salad is a great side-dish or main meal. Quinoa is such a versatile ingredient, and very easy to cook with. Pronounced keen-wah, Quinoa is an ancient crop, originally from the Andes. It is from the seed of a plant, which is related to chard and spinach. It is packed full of … Read More

Easy Four Ingredient Fruit Cake

You are going to love this Easy 4 Ingredient Fruit Cake.  I have seen similar recipes circulating for a number of years but I was sceptical that such a simple recipe could produce a worthwhile result. So, I finally plucked up some courage and baked this cake and I’m delighted that I did. Although this fruit cake recipe contains minimal … Read More

Baked Feta with Olives and Rosemary

Baked Feta with Olives and Rosemary

Baked Feta with Olives and Rosemary is the perfect appetiser for last-minute guests. It is quickly and easily prepared; just 10 minutes (or less) to prepare, and, while it bakes in the oven, you can open the wine. Then sit back, relax and enjoy the vibrant flavours of the Mediterranean. A recent visit to Greece inspired this lovely appetiser. Baked … Read More

Avocado, Yoghurt and Mint Dip

You will love this Avocado, Yoghurt and Mint dip. It is light, creamy and refreshing and incredibly easy to make. Here I have combined two of my favourite ingredients, avocado and Greek yoghurt.  I have boosted their flavour by the addition of lime juice and mint. The most famous of avocado dips is, of course, guacamole. With good reason, it … 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

Caprese Christmas Wreath

Caprese Christmas Wreath

My Caprese Christmas Wreath is a festive and healthy dish. My Caprese Christmas Wreath is a festive interpretation of the traditional and popular Italian appetiser. Insalata Caprese, which roughly translates as “salad of Capri”, is a perfect addition to your Christmas entertaining. It is simple to prepare, light and healthy and is an ideal contrast to the heavier foods people … Read More