Well, here’s another truly morish recipe that has become a familyroom Christmas ‘must have’. Sam, one of thefamilyroom girls, has shared her Christmas Truffle recipe below. These treats are so simple and make great gifts for friends, teachers and neighbours. Pop a handful in a little box and you’re set!
(makes around 28)
200g coconut biscuits
100g blanched almonds, toasted
375g white [...]
In Australia, it’s only post Christmas feasting that allows us to enjoy turkey leftovers which seem to go on for days.
You know the drill…roast turkey for dinner, a sneaky cold cut before bed, another slice at breakfast (maybe even fried up), then turkey sandwiches for lunch, perhaps a few more slices straight from the fridge [...]
The Local Farmers Markets
Whether you live in the outback or in the city, there is always somewhere to buy organic, homegrown produce. I was in Sydney last weekend visiting my sister when we stopped by the Hawkesbury Harvest Farmer’s & Fine Food Market which is held on the 2nd Saturday of each month.
Before we even parked [...]
Okay men it’s time to invite your buddies over for a good outdoor fire, a few beers and a hearty feed!
This recipe is primarily for our Northern Hemisphere readers who have embarked upon the stew friendly season of Autumn. Mind you, spring in Australia is rather shy this year, so could be just as easily [...]
I love seafood and over the past few years I’ve been ordering mussels in restaurants whenever I have the opportunity.
But as is my nature I eventually am overcome with the “hey I can do that a home” feeling. And so my mussel loving self has been on the experiment bandwagon.
I have purchased mussels from several [...]
Are you an egg lover? Is an egg something you enjoy once, twice or even three times a week?
The egg is an interesting food, it really covers a lot ground. Served on it’s own it can be fried, scrambled, made into an omelet, soft boiled, hard boiled, pickled or my favourite…. poached.
The egg is also [...]
Sometimes ignorance can be bliss.
In the last 12 months (as I get older), I’m looking to reset, and reboot areas of my life, and the life of my family. stagnant, thoughtless, purposeless repetition….avoid, avoid, avoid!
Education has been at the centre of this process. And the internet has been a boon.
Between thestoryofstuff and Food inc. and [...]
Thought of the week…
Spring has sprung in Australia and I am determined to jump on the ‘home grown veg’ band wagon!
Something wonderful that I have noticed from living in Melbourne, is that over the last few years, the humble veggie patch has not only made a serious comeback, it has become part of so many friends regular food [...]
I’m married to a chef. When people find out, they either look at me enviably or tell me how lucky I am, but to be honest, there are times I have viewed it as a bit of a ….well, night mare.
For some reason, when my husband and I are together in the kitchen, it’s like [...]
I have two sons aged 14 and 15 who both love cooking. We started a ‘Tuesday thing’ sometime ago where one of my children cooks dinner. My 11 year old daughter also likes to get in on the action.
Both my sons have really loved getting involved in the kitchen on their allocated Tuesday. I have [...]