Recipe: Leek and Potato Tarts with Pistachio Pastry

I was looking for a challenge this week and wanted to make something really delicious that I had never made before. Usually I would choose something sweet to make, but I am well aware that our kitchen is not as well equipped as I would like in order to get super technical. This recipe was…

Recipe: Sourdough

I have gone and done it. I have joined the craze that is making sourdough. In lock-down. Cliche? Probably. But that does not make it a bad idea. Perfecting sourdough is actually quite the art and what a better time to practice than when I have oodles of time and a 10 kilogram bag of…

Recipe: Hearty lentil soup

I’m not going to lie, soup can be SO boring. I love soup fresh from the stove, but usually I find that when it is heated as leftovers or worse, from a can, it is a meal that I don’t have much appetite for. Not this recipe though, this one is more of a stew….

Recipe: Chickpea and Peanut Soup

Peanut soup? I know what you’re thinking. But think about it, everyone loves satay and why shouldn’t it be in soup form? Also, West African people actually use peanuts/peanut butter to help thicken up their soup, so I promise it is a legitimate concept. Using peanut butter is a great alternative to using cream and…

Recipe: Easy homemade ramen

Ramen is one of my favourite things in the world. Three weeks in Japan and I can honestly say I didn’t get sick of ramen, in fact, I think I grew to love it even more. It’s one of those frustrating dishes that has always seemed like it should be easy (and cheap) to make,…

Recipe: Kale and Quinoa Salad

I’ve always found that when I make salads at home, they are rarely as nice as the ones I would buy in a cafe. This recipe truly changes that finding, and I would even go as far as saying that this kale salad recipe is nicer than almost any cafe bought salad I’ve ever had….

Recipe: Asparagus and Pistachio Pizza

Pizza has always been (and probably always will be!) one of my favourite foods. My tastes and preferences have changed pretty drastically over the years – I used to be all about that meatlovers, but I have to admit that Hawaiian pizza has never ventured too far from my favourites list. Since moving to Canada…

Recipe: Five Spice Pork with Caramelised Apple

This recipe came to us through Andy’s mum, Janet. It’s one of our favourite home-cooked meals that we are treated to when we visit Arrowtown, but for some reason it’s never occurred to us to cook it ourselves.  The perfect occasion arose due to a combination of a few different factors. First, we were at…

Recipe: Smashed Potatoes

I love potatoes. I think this recipe highlights how versatile potatoes are, because the potatoes absorb the flavour of the other ingredients, they crisp up absolutely brilliantly and they are substantive enough to eat as a whole meal. The potatoes can be topped with almost anything; I kind of think of the recipe as being…

Recipe: Creamy Cauliflower Soup

The key to making good cauliflower soup is to give the cauliflower long enough in the oven so that it can caramelise and ooze its sweetness. I find cauliflower soup to be particularly delicious, probably because its sweetness and colour makes me feel like I’m slurping on some kind of savoury dessert. It’s not hard…