An almost free dinner

I’m bursting with pride. Am I allowed to write that? Tonight Jay cooked a dinner that cost us less than a $1 for all 3 serves. When I was writing our meal plan this fortnight I added a Jamie Olive dish in haste. I knew a lot of the ingredients were in season and I […]

Sweet and Sour Chicken Recipe

“I feel like Chicken Tonight, like Chicken Tonight” I remember running around the house singing these words when we were having sweet and sour chicken when I was a kid. Regardless of the brand of sweet sticky sauce, we would dance and sing these add lyrics. I loved this dinner. I’ve recently started cooking sweet […]

Quick and Easy Vegetable Slice

Some days I love to cook up a storm. I spend the day in the kitchen, multiple things on the go at once and I can coordinate everything. These are the days where I feel invincible. I had one of those days last weekend. I’d cooked dinner for 3 days in advance, this vegetable slice […]

Pork Belly Sliders with Brioche Buns

My parents didn’t just come around for cheescake last week, they also came for these.  The pork belly and coleslaw sliders.  I’d never cooked pork belly before and didn’t just want to cook it with roast veggies because we have another roast in the freezer for this fortnight. I wanted to make something that I’d […]

Broad Bean Pasta with Parmesan

J hadn’t really ever had a vegetable garden until we started our small plot here, and I suppose this also leads on to the fact that he hadn’t eaten a lot of vegetables straight from the plant.  This year I’ve been able to see the joy on his face as he watches things grow from […]

Queenscliff Music Festival 2012

Last weekend saw us driving a little further down the coast to a small town of Queenscliff, where tens of thousands of people were flocking over the weekend, for Queenscliff Music Festival 2012. I love music festivals, but this one is especially nice because we’re practically locals.  We also got free tickets for this one […]