GRILLED ZUCCHINI WITH FRESH RICOTTA

Day 3 of 365 salads: winter Think zucchinis and we think of summer gardens trailing with zucchini plants and yellow zucchini flowers.  however, although winter,  we still have plentiful local zucchinis due to the late mild weather. This salad is so easy the kids can take over in the kitchen. Serve with slow roast lamb…

GREEN PEA & HAM HOCK SOUP

A bag of frozen green peas just got interesting! Vibrant green, velvety texture, the aroma of this soup fills the kitchen and once served will bring a smile to everyone’s face. This soup is happiness in a bowl. Although the initial cooking time for the stock takes 2-3 hours, the recipe is easy and requires little effort in…

BRAISED CABBAGE & APPLE WITH PROSCUITTO & FENNEL SEEDS

The humble cabbage just danced onto centre stage again! Quick, simple, cheap and healthy, just what the doctor ordered! Cabbage is a versatile vegetable in this dish which is an oldie but a goodie.  This recipe wins hearts every time, especially in the depth of winter. Kids love it and find it easy to eat.  70’s girl served this…

CHILLI HONEY CHICKEN DRUMSTICKS AND CRUNCHY SLAW

Easy to make, economical, healthy, a crowd pleaser, honey chicken is always a winner.  Having trouble with fussy eaters, worry no more, this dish will have them scurrying to the dinner table on the first gong. I often made this for my girls when they were younger and now my grandchildren. In cooking classes, high school kids who…

COS SALAD WITH FRESH SALMON AND GOAT CURD

Home late, hungry, need a quick meal to enjoy as you, unwind for the day and have a quite chat over the soft flame of a candle. I have the perfect  recipe!   The chat over the soft light of a candle happened to be with one of my grand daughters and Mr 70’s. We had…

FRESH GRAPEFRUIT JUICE

Sometimes simple is unbeatable. We too often search the world for fabulousness and forget what is under our very eyes. Paddling in the shallows at the beach while the sun slips under the horizon, reading a funny book under the dappled shade of a beautiful old tree on a hot summers day, the gurgling laughter of children, a…