Easy Tomato Cucumber Olive and Feta Salad

Tomato Cucumber Olive & Parsley Salad
Easy healthy salad for summer or autumn. I’ve scored the cucumber for an artistic look but also for a practical reason, to expose the cucumber flesh to the marinade. Greek flavours mingle with tomatoes, olives, parsley and feta. Feta is optional. Enjoy this simple salad with grilled fish, barbeque chicken or with my Lamb with Crushed Potatoes Corn [...]

Baked Pumpkin with Sage Garlic & Chilli

Pumpkin with Sage Garlic & Chilli
Fabulous flavours evolve here with the sage, garlic and chilli complementing the sweet pumpkin. You could also use sweet potato. Either slice or dice the pumpkin and create a savoury tart (refer to my Fig Galette recipe for the idea) or pizza topping. Not really a recipe but a group of fresh seasonal ingredients that [...]

Broccoli with Penne, Garlic, Chilli and Pine Nuts

Broccoli with Penne Rigate Garlic Chilli and Pine Nuts
If you want a meal for the family that is healthy and nutritious you can’t go past this Broccoli dish. It’s fresh, quick to cook and serve, simply delicious and refreshing. Accompany with a freshly dressed salad, it might even get your children eating those little green trees! The crisp crumbled Prosciutto, Pangrattato, pine nuts and cheese [...]

Steve’s Char Grilled Barbeque Sweet Corn Recipe No. 1

Steve's Char Grilled Corn
This is Recipe No. 1 in our 3 Ways with Sweet Corn. Here’s a delicious way to cook sweet corn. Steve is the expert at this and gets it just right! Accompanies barbeque chicken, lamb or pork or as we do, with a Thai barbeque meal. Finger lickin’ good! INGREDIENTS  Serves 4-6 2 cobs sweet [...]

Avocado Salad with Lemon and Almonds to accompany grilled chicken, meat or fish

Avocado Lemon and Almond Salad
Quick and easy! A simple and delicious avocado salad to accompany grilled chicken, meat or fish. Avocados are highly nutritious and provide an excellent source of vitamins and monounsaturated fats. The spices I’ve added to the dressing give this salad an exotic tone, but you can omit them if you wish. The crunch of the whole [...]

Roast Beetroot Salad with Chévre, Walnuts and Edible Flowers

Roast Beetroot Salad with Chevre & Walnuts
A delicious way of preparing beetroot is to slow-roast it with garlic and herbs thereby enhancing and concentrating its earthy sweetness. Once you taste it cooked this way you may realise that this root vegetable is certainly underrated. Inspired by my Italian roots (excuse the pun) in this Insalata Barbe Rosse con Formaggio di Capra e [...]

Curly Leaf Kale and Potato Tart with Hazelnuts and Feta

Curly Leaf Kale and Potato Tart with Hazelnuts and Feta
Curly Leaf Kale recipe that might convert you! This is a delicious tart and vegetarian too. Can be baked as one 24cm tart for an easy family dinner or smaller tarts for lunches. It's packed with lovely local produce. Combines cooked kale with leeks and thyme for flavour, potatoes and hazelnuts for texture. If you would like an [...]

French Tarragon Butter

Sylvia's Kitchen Garden Herbs
Makes this easy and versatile French Tarragon butter. Flavoured butters or compound butters are made up of a combination of different flavours to create a highly versatile seasoning or flavouring that can brighten up any number of dishes with their magic! I keep a few prepared butters in the freezer ready to use in a variety [...]

Chinese Steamed Salmon with Soy Ginger & Spring Onion

Presentation of Chinese Steamed Salmon with Soy Ginger and Spring Onion
We live a very multicultural life and at every opportunity we have partaken in festivals all over the world during our life and work overseas and in Australia. One such example is Chinese New Year celebrations, which in the lunar calendar is the first day of the first new moon. My time spent learning and [...]

Herbed Trevalla with Fresh Mediterranean Salsa

Sylvia's Herbed Trevalla with Salsa SK
Trevalla is a beautifully flavoured firm fish with good texture. It holds together well when pan-fried or grilled. Rolled in this fresh Herb Mix and served with this fresh Salsa which is a lively partner to the mild fish, this fish dish is ideal for summer. You can also use Stripey Trumpeter or Flathead as fillets [...]