udon w shimeji mushrooms & panfried dumplings in XO sauce, choco nut fondant w raspberry coulis

I’m not one of those people that was born a foodie. I hated garlic, chilli, onions and vegetables of all descriptions. When I was about 4 years old,  I apparently tried to sneak out to the garden during dinner to throw away my vegie ration thinking that as it was the same colour, it would … Continue reading

dinner diary – caramelised beer bangers w mash, buttered cabbage & balsamic glaze

A couple of years ago, S’s culinary skills were limited to operating a toaster and dialing the local pizzaman. Thankfully, his kitchen aversion is a distant memory and though he is still a little wary, S is fast becoming an invaluable sous chef..(I don’t think he had a choice! Be a foodie or be killed….ok … Continue reading

dinner diary – lentil lasagne

I’ll admit it – I’m not the best at documenting my home cooked meals as I normally cook in a panic induced frenzy and by the time I dish out the final product S is halfway through consuming it by the time I even think about reaching for the camera. This time though, I spent … Continue reading

dinner diary – dining a la jc (child that is…not christ)

With all the hooplah I have been giving the Cook du Jour – Julia Child, I thought it was only appropriate to put my blogging where my mouth is and attempt a Child-esque dinner party. The Piece de Resistance: JC’s Bouef Bourgignon (of course!) It’s Comrades: Haricots Verts Gratines (Green Bean and Blue Cheese Gratin) … Continue reading