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 IContinue reading “An almost free dinner”

Lazy Lady’s Frittata

We got home from camping at 2pm Saturday, we’d been in the car since 10am and we spent an hour unpacking. The last thing I wanted to do was to cook dinner. We could have ordered take away but honestly I couldn’t be bothered competing with the tourists in our town for fish and chips,Continue reading “Lazy Lady’s Frittata”

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 sweetContinue reading “Sweet and Sour Chicken Recipe”

Romtertopf Roast Chicken

I got given a Romertopf for my birthday last year. I was so happy to have received it but I was totally overwhelmed by having absolutely no idea as to how to use the bloody thing. J dove in to our first attempt at cooking in it and well, it wasn’t great. It was a soggy messContinue reading “Romtertopf Roast Chicken”

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 sliceContinue reading “Quick and Easy Vegetable Slice”

Spaghetti and Meatballs

I must confess, I’d never eaten spaghetti and meatballs.  Never. And now I know what all the fuss is about, I realise what I’ve been missing out on for all these years and I’m so glad we made a whole heap. J made these, from his ‘secret’ recipe.  Secret, in that, he just added aContinue reading “Spaghetti and Meatballs”

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’dContinue reading “Pork Belly Sliders with Brioche Buns”

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 fromContinue reading “Broad Bean Pasta with Parmesan”

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 oneContinue reading “Queenscliff Music Festival 2012”