Honey Blueberry Orange Muffins

These delicious muffins are a take on my classic easy muffin recipe this time using Honey Tasmania Wildflower or Clover Honey, blueberries from Crestview Blueberry Farm in Lebrina and fresh orange zest. As I discussed with Helen Shield on The Afternoon (26/10/2015) ABC Radio Hobart/Northern Tasmania, when cooking with honey in sweet dishes such as these muffins try using […]

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 [...]

What’s for Dinner Tonight? Easy Hot Smoked Salmon Dish

Done! Easy Hot Smoked Salmon Dish
Yes, you can do this!  Create this simple dish in just 10 Easy Steps. Don’t hurry the process. Take your time to shop, chop, and cook. Taking time to prepare a healthy delicious beautiful meal for you and your family is a very important part of the day. Very important part of life.  I can’t emphasise the [...]

Pan-fried Salmon, Crushed Potatoes, Spring Vegetables & Herbs

Salmon with potatoes herbs and vegetables
This delicious easy salmon recipe was intuitively created early one evening in our water view cabin whilst on a short break in Strahan. Travelling through Tassie’s southwest region we stopped to purchase fresh produce at road side stalls. I thought to simply put the wonderful ingredients together in a type of mash with a little butter, extra virgin olive oil and a variety [...]

Hot Chocolate – The Italian Way!

I’d like to share with you this deliciously luxurious Hot Chocolate recipe. Drinking this always brings back memories of our times in Trieste in North-East Italy with my family. Whilst my uncle, who has a family estate and farm near Naples, prepared a five course feast in their city apartment, we would go for wintry [...]

Breakfast Juice – Carrot Orange Apple and Ginger

Try my Brilliant Breakfast Juice recipe with carrot, apple, orange and ginger. I have been searching for the perfect juicer for years and after some considerable research I finally decided on sourcing a juicer attachment for my Magimix 4200! I was very keen to test it out on our favourite and healthy combination of flavours [...]

Easy Egg Dishes – Oeufs en Cocotte

Cooking with eggs is easy. Here's one of my easy egg dishes. Elizabeth David refers to Les Oeufs en Cocotte in her book French Provincial Cooking first published in 1960 where she describes “Eggs en cocotte are a cross between a poached egg and an egg sur le plat. They are cooked and presented in little round [...]