Home Food // Coffee & Pecan Cake

I have to admit that, while I love eating cakes and pastries, I’m really not much of baker. There’s something about the precision and chemistry of baking which I can’t quite seem to get a handle on. I also like to allocate a bit of blame to the fact that I don’t have a KitchenAid […]

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Home Food // Lemon Chicken Tray Bake

This lemon chicken tray bake is a perfect weeknight dinner as you can just pop it in the oven and forget about it for 45 minutes while you get on with whatever else demands your attention. It can also be made a day or so in advance and then heated up in the oven before […]

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Home Food // Smoked Trout Salad with Basil Dressing

I originally posted a picture of this salad about two weeks. Since then I have had a few requests for the recipe (although let’s be honest a salad doesn’t need much of a recipe). Anyway, my husband was also a big fan so I’ve made it again, but this time managed to get in a […]

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Home Food // Chilli Con Carne

I love Mexican food. I’m pretty sure it’s because I love a good excuse to load my food with cheese, sour cream and guacamole! But growing up I always had an aversion to beans which made enjoying Mexican a little difficult. It is actually this chilli con carne recipe which began my foray into beans […]

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Home Food // Red Curry with Prawns

This curry maximises the ratio of impressive to effort (can you tell I work in finance? 😉). I find a prawn dish always has a bit of a wow factor, but are generally quite easy to create making them great for entertaining. This dish is no exception. For this recipe I use the cooked, extra-large […]

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Home Food // Butternut & Chickpea Curry

This butternut and chickpea curry is a slight adaptation from the one in Jamie Oliver’s 30 Minute Meals book. I received that cookbook soon after I moved out of home and it was certainly a great one for learning some easy dishes to serve my flatmates after work. In those days the dishes always took […]

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Home Food // Roast Chicken

I’ll have to be honest from the outset here. I never really planned to do a post about roast chicken – it’s hardly the most difficult thing to make. But I’ve been trying to hone my camera skills and I was super excited with how my roast chicken pictures turned out so I couldn’t let […]

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Home Food // The Best Pepper Sauce!

This pepper sauce recipe has evolved in our family over a number of years. Originally my dad taught me how to make it when I was probably of junior school age. I don’t recall him being a great cook, but his pepper steaks were out of this world! He would often make this sauce for […]

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Home Food // Oven-baked Salmon Trout with Pesto

The idea for this dish was given to me by a colleague more than two years ago. Since then it has become very popular in our household and I probably make it at least once or twice a month. I love making this for dinner as the preparation takes almost no time and then it […]

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Home Food // Nigel Slater’s Coq au Riesling

This recipe is one of my all-time favourites. I haven’t made it too much recently as when I discovered it a few years ago, I made it for every. single. person. that came through our home. The recent rainy weather, however, has called for some serious comfort food. So I pulled out this recipe when […]

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