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I’m a professional food stylist and currently prepping my own series of cookbooks and a cooking show. In my food catering business, Mishka La Mushka, I catered private and corporate functions and events big and small, designed food in hat boxes for the Spring Racing Carnival and created too many themed kids birthday parties to mention. But now I love food styling and sharing my fun food ideas with mums wanting to create restaurant-quality meals at home, for kids and family. So let’s get cooking!

I'm Mish Lilley, a kitchen cook, food stylist and chef prepping a series of cookbooks, a cooking show and this blog. This blog is dedicated to my love of good food styling and good food. It's a cooking site and recipe website designed to help mums and dads create restaurant-quality meals at home for their kids and family. My wide range of recipes cover:

Vegetables: Artichoke Asparagus Beans Beets Broccoli Cabbage Carrot Chili Corn Cucumber Eggplant Garlic Olives Onions Peas Peppers Potatoes Pumpkin Spinach Squash Sweet Potatoes and Yams Tomatoes Turnip Zucchini

Fruits: Blackberries Blueberries Apple Apricot Banana Berries Cantaloupe Cherry Coconut Cranberries Fig Kiwi Lemon Orange Peach Pear Pineapple Raisins Raspberries Strawberries Watermelon

Meat: Bacon Beef Breasts Brisket Caribou Chicken Corned Beef Duck Game Hens Ham Kangaroo Lamb and Mutton Pigeons Pork Poultry Rabbit Ribs Spam Turkey Veal Venison Wings Livers

Seafood: Bass Catfish Clams Crab Lobster Mussels Oysters Prawns Salmon Scallops Shellfish Shrimp Snapper Sole Squid Swordfish Trout Tuna

Pasta, Rice, Breads and Grains: Barley Bran Buckwheat Cereals Cornflakes Cornmeal Grains Lasagna Noodles and Pastas Oats Rice Whole Wheat

Dairy: Butter Cheese Sour Cream Crème Fraiche Eggs Dairy Milk Mozzarella Yoghurt

Nuts: Walnuts Hazelnuts Almonds Peanuts Pecans Pistachios

Herbs and Spices: Basil Chilli Mint Oregano Salt Pepper Sesame Seed Cardamon Curry Ginger

Other Ingredients: Honey Oils Soda Soy Tabasco Tofu Yeast

Cuisines: Arab Balinese Berber Chinese Japanese Cambodian Indonesian Javanese Malaysian Penang Burmese Singaporean Thai Vietnamese Indian Italian Spanish Turkish Greek Moroccan Portuguese French Mexican Haute and Home Style

Dishes: Entrees Starters Mains Salads Sauces Soups Toppings Sides Deserts Canapes Hors d' Oeuvres

Bon appétit!

The much loved Italian institution Sarti has a new look and feel. With some decor changes and new head chef Paolo Masciopinto at the reins, Sarti’s fresh new seasonal menu boasts an inventive mix of both traditional and contemporary Italian food.

We let Sarti feed us a selection of dishes, an option that is also on offer for those that are happily guided by Joe, Michael and the team. We kicked off with a selection of Stuzzichini – small appetizers, designed to share. It would be so easy to get carried away with these and not leave much room for anything else, but we sampled a couple of the lighter options such as carpaccio of scallops and rolled mozarella with ocean trout. Clearly we were after some comforting as the highlight was a delicious pan roasted quail with crispy polenta, cavolo nero, salted grapes and vincotto.  If cured meats are your thing, there is also a selection of inticing cured meats all served with gnocchi fritti on offer (pictured below).  From the Pasta selection we enjoyed Rotolo d’Anatra – a handmade rolled duck pasta with field mushrooms and parmesan (pictured below) and a delicious Secondi of succulent lamb rack and fillet with a pistachio crust, slippery jacks and soubise puree.

Next came Dolce of aerated chocolate bar, honeycomb, almond and Tasmanian pepper, this textural delight wasn’t as sweet as it sounds, the use of dark semi-sweet chocolate worked well for me as I’m not a big sweet tooth.

Sarti has always had integrity and warmth, and it’s definitely safe to say that neither is lost with their new direction.



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