Lemon and Almond Jam (no pectin and not marmalade)

Add a little sunshine to your mornings with this lemon jam.  This lemon and almond jam has a little zing and is not as sweet as others.  Perfect for those who have a  weakness for anything lemon. Autumn is a special time of the year.  Looking out my kitchen window I can slowly see the…

Baked Basil and Ricotta Stuffed Pasta Shells

A hearty and comforting vegetarian pasta meal easy to prepare.  Giant pasta shells are filled with a pillowy light cheese sauce flavoured with plentiful of fresh basil, resting over a hearty tomato sauce.  I won’t like this recipe calls for a lot of basil.  In fact, normally you would find spinach is used with the…

Mediterranean One-Pan Chicken and Eggplant Stack

If your a lover of Mediterranean food, this dish features two Mediterranean staples – the eggplant and tomato.  Eggplants and tomatoes spell summer, and to me, it is not summer without eggplants or tomatoes accompanied in a dish. Eggplants are grown in my garden every summer, as did at my greek mothers garden, and my…

Chocolate biscotti, two-toned

Can’t make up your mind whether you like a chocolate or vanilla biscotti? Make this two-toned Vanilla and Cocoa Biscotti, then roll into one log, baked and cut into pieces.  They are finally baked again, to make a tender, easy to eat Biscotti perfect for your next tea or coffee.    As they are not…

Dukkah-Spiced Pumpkin and Haloumi Salad

A hearty winter salad of roasted pumpkin and capsicum, halloumi, rocket, corn with Crunchy Dukkah seasoning.  This salad, will not disappoint served as a side, or a filling lunchtime meal. This Pumpkin and Haloumi Salad with Dukkah will add vibrance and warmth to your meal during the cooler months and will keep you nutrient loaded…

Greek Chickpea Soup, ρεβιθια σουπα με λεμονι

This Greek Chickpea Soup is ideal for when the days are starting to shorten, become colder and the evenings are chilly.  It is a satisfying and heartwarming dish which happens to have an impressive nutritional profile perfect for also warding off the seasonal cold and flu. This stew has a creamy texture, simmered with base…

What you need to know, before starting to grow your own Vegetables

Australians seem to have turned to their backyard gardens for vegetable gardening this year.  Perhaps this new hobby is a way of gaining back some control when the world around us appears to be unstable.  What is certain, the pandemic has certainly made us think twice on how we lead our lives, and our dependency…

Mediterranean Risoni Salad

Greek Risoni Salad with baby spinach, cherry tomatoes, plentiful of chopped kalamata olives and finished off with a tasty dressing makes for a quick and tasty meal, ready in 15 minutes.  Make your own variation with whatever you have on hand, orzo is a wonderful substitute to rice. Risoni can also be used as a…

Black Sesame Seared Tuna Steak with a light soy & lime dressing

Serve Tuna Steak marinated in a tangy refreshing soy dressing and coated in black sesame seeds. The Tuna steaks are then seared in a hot skillet and served with a gorgeous caramelised shallot and bean salad. To make this recipe low salt when using soy sauce, I always use Kikkoman brand. Tuna steak makes a…

Snapper in a hearty and luscious tomato sauce

Serve snapper or your favourite fillet fish a little differently tonight, by gently simmering in a luscious and bold Mediterranean-style tomato sauce.  This healthy snapper recipe makes for a hearty meal for the family or no fuss tasty dinner party.  The sauce will never go to waste, as you will joyfully lap it up with…

Pan Seared Beef Fillet Topped with Mushrooms and Garlic

Prepare this delicious and quick recipe for Garlic, Mushrooms and herb Pan-Seared Beef fillets. These Beef fillets are perfect served on a bed of mashed potatoes and wilted English spinach perhaps or steamed vegetables.  You can use, eye-fillet, beef tenderloin medallions, beef fillet, steak, sirloin cuts for this recipe. Use a standard frying pan or…

Red Wine Apple Cake

Apples these days are in-season most of the year and what better way than to make use of this fruit by incorporating into a lovely poached wine apple cake.  The thick slices of poached apple in red wine are cradled in a lovely light and tenderly flavoured spiced wine cake perfect as part of an…