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 Food

October 7, 2010

Do you have favorite foods that you like to serve at Christmas time? Each year I usually go in search of something a bit different or new to serve at Christmas Dinner, although I do like to have Turkey. The things that have tended to become regular features or traditions on our Christmas table though […]

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Christmas Traditions

October 6, 2010

What sort of Christmas Traditions do you have or follow? Be it Christmas Food or otherwise. One that I have cultivated over the years is having Christmas Dinner and the whole Christmas celebration on Christmas Eve. Many European countries celebrate on Christmas Eve. I absolutely love it. I can spend all day preparing, with shops […]

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Cooking Class Experiences

October 4, 2010

Have you ever thought about doing a cooking class in another country? This is something that’s  been on my food radar for some years now. It combines my love of travel and food and I’m sure it would provide an experience like no other. In countries like France and Italy you can attend week long […]

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Chicken Tagine

October 3, 2010

Here is a recipe for Chicken, Apricot and Almond Tagine courtesy of Curtis Stone. Thanks Curtis, this looks yummy. Think I’ll be trying this one very soon. Serves 6, Prep Time: 20min, Cooking time 40min. 1 tsp ground cinnamon, 1 tsp ground ginger, 1/2 tsp ground turmeric, 60ml (1/4 cup) olive oil, 6 Chicken Marylands, 20g […]

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Christmas Pudding

October 2, 2010

After a delicious Christmas Dinner there is no better way to finish it off than with a slice of moist rich traditional Christmas Pudding. And although we celebrate Christmas in the heat, I always like to have it warm after Christmas Dinner and add a touch of summer by serving it with fresh berries (strawberries, […]

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A Tip from one of the best.

October 1, 2010

Something I heard just the other day, that is really the way I love to cook and have done for a long time now….. ” Whenever you are trying a new recipe for the very first time, follow it exactly”. Ian Hewitson. This is not to say, however, that if the recipe has an ingredient […]

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Sunday lunch on Mt Tamborine.

September 30, 2010

A couple of weeks ago we enjoyed a wonderful lunch with friends at a little restaurant called ‘Sundowners’, situated on Mt Tamborine.  High above the beautiful Gold Coast, Sundowners is tucked away on Main Western Rd and has spectacular views back over the valley. Rustic and homey with a touch of elegance, Sundowners is recently […]

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How much do you love Christmas?

September 29, 2010

If you are anything like me you probably start thinking about next Christmas the minute this one is over. What will we eat, who will be coming, etc etc. You spend weeks if not months planning your menu, looking for new recipes and  ideas for decorating the table and the house. I love getting the […]

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What is a Tagine?

September 28, 2010

On a recent trip to Melbourne we ventured to Neil Perry’s fabulous Rockpool Restaurant. We were delighted at the extensive menu, which is created each day depending on the freshest produce they are able to buy on the day. Now I am a bit of a vege head (strange to be in a steak retsaurant) […]

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Beginning to Blog

September 24, 2010

I am really excited about beginning to blog.  I love the time I spend in my kitchen experimenting and preparing meals.  I love to read and search for new recipes and exciting food destinations that I would like to travel to. I am also excited about being able to share my Christmas Puddings.  I have […]

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