For the love of the potato

A batch of chopped up potatoes ready for the boil is indulging. Tonight’s accompaniment was for tuna patties, frozen mixed veg and lovely family dinner conversation…

Banana cake

Creating, mixing and baking a much loved family recipe of banana cake with my 3 year old is just perfect. I made 2 from this batch (ate 1 and froze the other). She makes a mess but I want her to be involved in the process of making and cooking food… in this case cake!…

Hungarian paprika

This sweet paprika is going to form the basis of a heap of Hungarian cuisine in the coming weeks. Goulash here we come…

Left over gammon

I always struggle with too much left over ham after i’ve created a roast (of course this is a lie and I’d gladly sit in bed all day and shove it in my mouth at an alarming rate if I could). This meal was the remnants of the previous day’s lunch. Shredded gammon, chopped onion…

A big pot of delicious…

This pot holds some of my ever growing batch off mince for everyday meals; spaghetti, shepherds pie, tacos… it is an ever giving and ever versatile meal! #homecooking #homefoodphilosphy #comfortfood #frugalliving

The true comfort of memories

I could eat Hungarian Palacsinta on a daily basis. I’m sure it isn’t fundamentally nutritious but my word, once you’ve gone to the world of European savoury stuffed thin pancake, you never look back. I remember my late grandmother cooking them in her dark mission brown wooden boiling hot kitchen by the seaside when we…

Kitchen garden revisited

Although I’m happy to see the end of the rain for now (the weeds think it was just divine), it has meant a significant bloom in my garden which I’m wishfully hoping will encourage my veggies to leap into action. And thankfully my herbs have heeded to that plea and headed skywards. I’m sure I’ve…

A fish dish

I have never been able to eat fish. End of. Except tuna in brine from a tin. That counts I’m sure.When I was three I visited the Victorian Markets in Melbourne with my family and was so overcome by the immense and overpowering odour of fresh seafood from the market stalls that the smell to…