Savoury Kitchen

Spaghetti con le Sarde

Spaghetti con le Sarde

A traditional Sicilian pasta recipe which I absolutely adore, ‘spaghetti con le sarde’ is spaghetti with sardines, although for this recipe and these photos, I used fresh anchovies instead of sardines.  I used fresh anchovies because they were available at the fish market the day […]

Aussie Meat Pies

Aussie Meat Pies

I think it’s safe to say that the Meat Pie is an Australian icon.  I’ve lived away from Australia for more than twenty years, yet if you asked me to write a list of traditional ‘Aussie’ icons, a meat pie with tomato sauce would be right […]

Sticky Chinese Pork Spare Ribs

Sticky Chinese Pork Spare Ribs

This recipe is another favourite from my mother’s repertoire of Chinese recipes.  Eating these sticky ribs and licking my fingers with my eyes closed I can picture her in the kitchen of our Frankston house.  My two brother’s, my twin sister and my father sitting […]

Chinese Fried Rice

Chinese Fried Rice

  My mother used to cook wonderful Chinese dishes when we were growing up.  She had attended lessons with Elizabeth Chong,  a prominent Chinese-born Melbourne based celebrity chef, author and television presenter, at her Chinese Cooking School.  If there is one memory I have of […]

Grilled Chicken Club Sandwich

Grilled Chicken Club Sandwich

The delicious combination of seasoned grilled chicken with bacon, egg, lettuce and tomato is hard to resist. You can get creative with your mayonnaise to give your Club Sandwich a signature flavour and take your sandwich to the next level.  I’ve added Balsamic vinegar and […]

Rabbit Roulade with Lardo di Colonnata

Rabbit Roulade with Lardo di Colonnata

Per la ricetta in Italiano, clicca qui per il sito e video ricetta del Antica Larderia Malfada.   This month This Tuscan Life featured a story about a special ‘lard’ known as Lardo di Colonnata.  It’s a wonderful and informative article which features a traditional Tuscan […]

Meatloaf with BBQ Sauce

Meatloaf with BBQ Sauce

  Meatloaf is one of those recipes that can evoke good or bad memories from our childhood.  I remember before discovering this recipe, my mother made another version of meatloaf (obviously no BBQ sauce), and I never loved it.  Actually I hated it.  I think […]

Cherry Brandy Chicken

Cherry Brandy Chicken

This is a vintage recipe from my mother’s repertoire and one that I grew up with.  It will impress at any dinner party, and is much easier to put together than what it appears.  It’s also a quick recipe that you can easily make after a busy day […]

Rocket, Fig & Pecorino Salad with Honey and Balsamic

Rocket, Fig & Pecorino Salad with Honey and Balsamic

This is such a quick and easy salad to throw togther, essential to make during Summer when you’ll find fresh and seasonal summer fruits in abundance at your local market.  In this recipe, savoury and sweet flavours marry well together, and although this would be […]

Caesar Salad

Caesar Salad

Caesar Salad is delicious all year round but is particularly enjoyed as a meal during the hot Summer months.  I’ve ordered this a couple of times while out in Italy, and it’s usually a little disappointing.  My favourite go to recipe for Caesar Salad is my […]