Welcome to my kitchen.


My love of food and my journey with it started when I was about 7 or 8. Watching Mum and spending Saturday afternoons with my Aunty baking scones and biscuits and slices. I’ve always loved to nourish those around me.


For me the heart of the home is the kitchen. Whether its the hustle and bustle of breakfast before school and work or casual Friday nights with friends...read more


Christmas Fruit Mince

October 31, 2010

I remember as a kid, wondering what all the fuss was about when it came to Christmas Mince Pies. Yuk, they were the most horrible things I had ever tasted. Well, luckily my tastes have matured and I now really enjoy fruit mince, especially when it is homemade. And it can be used in many […]

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Only 56 Days Till Christmas

October 30, 2010

Wow, how fast has the year gone. Only 56 days till Christmas now, how organised are you. Are you having Christmas Dinner at home with all your family? Or are you going to go out and enjoy someone else doing the cooking and the cleaning up? Either way you will need to have some Christmas […]

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Potato Bake

October 19, 2010

It is so satisfying when you have a simple, simple recipe that everybody loves and you can serve when there is only a couple of you or a whole party. This potato bake recipe is one of those dishes. I picked it up from my best friend Cheryl and it gets used very frequently. I […]

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Franklin Villa

October 18, 2010

Today’s post is not about food. However, to me, great food, wine and company also includes great venue’s. I was very privileged recently to spend 3 days helping to run an intimate seminar event at a magnificent old Queenslander home in Brisbane called Franklin Villa. Lovingly restored from 6 flats and returning to an authentic […]

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Christmas – Turkey, Ham or Pork

October 17, 2010

There is little doubt that one of the highlights of Christmas is the food. I’ve talked a lot about Christmas Pudding and Christmas Deserts so today I would like to talk about the main course. Growing up we always had a whole leg of baked ham. Dressed with peppercorns, pineapple and cherries. Even though we […]

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Baked Salmon with Leeks, Potatoes and Cream

October 16, 2010

Ingredients: 1 Tbsp butter, 2 large potatoes – peeled and cut into small chunks, 1 leek (white part only) rinsed and finely chopped, 1 sliced garlic clove, 300ml pouring cream, 4 x 80gm salmon fillets, 1/2 Tbsp chopped flat leaf parsley. To Make: Preheat the oven to 160 degrees. Lightly grease a baking dish with […]

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Mushroom, Leek and Zucchini

October 15, 2010

Do you have favorite ingredients that just keeps showing up in almost everything you cook? For me its a staple of mushroom’s, leek’s and zucchini’s. These three little beauties seem to form the base of our evening meals. Whether we are having stir fry, or couscous or lamb, fish or chicken. Their flavors can be […]

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Great Feedback

October 14, 2010

I am always pleased when I hear that my friends and family have enjoyed a dish I have prepared for them and now it is really exciting for me as I am starting to get amazing feedback from customers who have purchased a Christmas Pudding. Some comments have been about how great they look and […]

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Garlic Clove

October 9, 2010

For those of you that live on the Gold Coast in Queensland, Australia, you have no doubt heard of a great little French restaurant called the Garlic Clove. I have lived here for almost 17 years now and for as long as I can remember they were always in the same place. Tucked away in a […]

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Poached Pears

October 8, 2010

Here is a very simple recipe for one of the yummiest desserts I have ever had. It uses fresh Bosc (brown skin) Pears and you will love it too. Preheat your oven to 180. Peel 4 – 6 Bosc and roll them in brown sugar to coat. Stand the pears in a baking dish and […]

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