Nana’s Apricot Chicken Recipe

“If nothing is going well, call your grandmother.” ~ Italian Proverb My beloved Nana was never a fancy cook. Her food was simple, tasty, quick to prepare and always economical. I have missed her so much since she passed in late 2012, but whenever I make one of her recipes I always feel that she is […]

Nana’s Curried Sausages Recipe

“The ordinary arts we practice every day at home are of more importance to the soul than their simplicity might suggest.”  ~ Thomas More My Nana grew up in the Depression, and then started married life at the beginning of World War Two. There was always plenty of love – good friends and family – […]

Easy soft boiled eggs and toast soldiers recipe

“A true friend is someone who thinks that you are a good egg even though he knows that you are slightly cracked.” ~ Bernard Meltzer You know the feeling. You need something to eat, but you’re not famished.  Or perhaps you’re tired or a bit poorly and you want a meal that’s quick and no-fuss, […]

Tasty Asian Flavours Quinoa – Virtual Vegan Potluck 2013

“Eating superfoods won’t turn you into a superhero, but it might help you look better in Lycra.” ~ Nicole Cody Quinoa (pronounced keen- wah) is touted as one of the latest ‘superfoods’ and apparently all the cool and beautiful people have recently discovered it. As you well know, I’m not in the ‘cool and beautiful’ […]

Walnut and Basil Pesto & Pasta Recipe

My summer garden plantings are coming to an end, and I have more fresh basil than I know what to do with. The rabbits, possums and wallabies don’t like it much, and have left plenty for me – while they nibble my kale, parsley and coriander into oblivion! This pesto recipe is such an easy […]

Spicy Calamari Stir Fry Recipe

I find cooking to be one of the most grounding and nurturing activities in my sometimes crazy life. This is a fantastically easy and tasty recipe that works equally well for squid/calamari, firm white fish fillets, tofu, chicken or pork. Pair it with a white wine, beer or a smoky tea. And please think about […]

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