Sylvia’s Spring Asparagus Frittata

Sylvia's Asparagus Frittata
Asparagus heralds the arrival of Spring with spears standing upright on the green grocer’s shelves and farmer’s markets, or if you’re lucky, in your own garden! My aunt and uncle who live part of the year in Friuli (north-east Italy) and the other part at the family villa and farm in Campania (south-west Italy) have [...]

Carrots with Rocket Hazelnut Crumbs & Puffed Quinoa

Sylvia's Baby Carrots Goat's Curd Hazelnut crumbs & Puffed Quinoa
A fresh, quick and simple way to prepare and serve an accompanying vegetable dish with your weekday meals. We love this carrot dish in particular for its freshness and simplicity. I dreamt it up one day when thinking of a new creative way to serve sweet baby carrots from York Town Organics. The idea is to keep it [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]