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Homemade Tomato Sugo

I fear I may have left this post a little late with Autumn upon us and decent tomato supplies starting to wane. I did notice, however, that there were still plenty of inexpensive ripe tomatoes at the market this week, so there is still time. As all Italian cooks will…

Beetroot Ravioli (Casunziei)

Summer just ain’t summer without beetroot, one of my favourite ingredients. I cook with it loads and love its versatility in both sweet and savoury dishes. Beetroot and dark chocolate are a match made in heaven and its hard to go past roasted beetroot in a salad or dip. It’s…

Margherita Pizza with Zucchini Flowers

Those of us growing zucchinis in kitchen gardens will soon be picking them in abundance and forever trying to think of new and innovative ways to cook with them. Unfortunately, my homegrown zucchini are still a little way from harvest, but they are nicely propagated and coming along well. With…

Strawberry Ice Cream

I’ve used some sweet and delicious Sunny Ridge strawberries from Main Ridge in the Mornington Peninsula to make this delicious ice cream.  I hope to go picking with the girls soon, if you haven’t done it before it’s a really fun thing to do with kids in the summer months. I…

Mouthwatering Salt & Pepper Tofu

Photography can’t demonstrate crispiness, I’m afraid. After many failed attempts of making crispy tofu, calamari or whatever it may be, I can assure you that potato flour is the key! I can never make enough of this stuff, it is so delicious. And, there’s something really satisfying watching my kids…