Easy Oven Baked Whole Potatoes

“Not everyone can be a truffle. Most of us are potatoes. And a potato is a very good thing to be.” ~ Massimo Bottura I love baked potatoes. They go well as a side dish for barbeques and salads, but you can also load them up with toppings and have them as a meal on their own. […]

Easy Stuffed Capsicum Bell Pepper Recipe

I’m crazy for leftovers. There is something completely satisfying about cooking a large batch of something and then being able to make easy meals for days. One of our favourite easy meals is leftovers stuffed into capsicum (bell peppers) and baked, with cheese added near the end for some satisfying melty goodness. When you bake red capsicums they end up so sweet and tender. Yum!

Five Dishes to Cook for a Fabulous Easter Feast

“ Cooking is at once child’s play and adult joy. And cooking done with care is an act of love. ” ~ Craig Claiborne If you’re looking for inspiration for a tasty and easy meal to share with your family this Easter I have some simple suggestions for you. There’s a creamy Celery Soup for starters, […]

Easy Sweet Potato and Apple Bake – Savoury

“I’m eating’ it quick… but I’ll remember it a long time.”  ~  Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings   I would love to say that I had a picture of this awesomely delicious little bake intact and looking as amazing as it did when it was still in one piece. But I don’t because we gobbled it up for […]

Easy Kale and Orange Salad with Miso Dressing

“Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.” ~ Hippocrates   This is a super-scrummy salad that is easy to prepare and chock full of goodness. It’s satisfying enough that you could eat a bowl on its own, but it’s also a great side for roasts and barbeques. I use kale leaves as […]

Ruby Grapefruit and Asparagus Salad

‘Are you casting asparagus on my cooking?’ ~ Curly Howard   This is such a simple salad, and it’s easy to throw together, but it tastes like a celebration! It might seem like a little work to segment the grapefruit, but it makes for a pretty result, and no chewy pith or seeds! Serve this […]

Mango Salsa Recipe

“All in all, it was a never-to-be-forgotten summer — one of those summers which come seldom into any life, but leave a rich heritage of beautiful memories in their going — one of those summers which, in a fortunate combination of delightful weather, delightful friends and delightful doing, come as near to perfection as anything […]

Hasselback Potatoes? Opera House Potatoes? Best Ever Baked Potato Recipe!

“Zen does not confuse spirituality with thinking about God while one is peeling potatoes. Zen spirituality is just to peel the potatoes.” ~ Alan Watts   When I was little my grandmother used to cook these potatoes when we visited for Sunday Roast, only she didn’t call them Hasselback potatoes. Marga called them Opera House Potatoes, because […]

Easy Green Sauce for Potatoes, Pasta or Meats

  “She pulls on her heavy boots and carries the water bucket past the rose bushes, past the herb garden, and back to the barn behind the house. Her steps kick up the scents of herbs: thyme, mint, and lemon balm. The plants send up new stems each year from the roots that survived the […]

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