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P1010242It’s the weekend, you’re feeling a bit lazy, you have a few bits and pieces in the fridge, and a couple of beers…how hard can it be to make sausage rolls?

Not that easy apparently

If you want the really easy option just buy some sausages, take off the casings, and wrap them up in some pastry – but then you would miss out on the curiously satisfying sensation of plunging your hands into a messy combination of pork mince, herbs, and egg…maybe that’s just me Continue Reading…


Chicken Schnitzel

September 28, 2012 — 1 Comment

No posts for a few weeks, lot of essay writing on Yemen, Somalia, and whether or not the US and China are destined to butt heads

But also lots of experimenting on chocolate frosting, devilled sausages, warm spring salads, and beef tortillas

They’ll come a bit later on with any luck, today though a nice and easy recipe

It’s possible I may be castigated by some members of my family for posting this before covering off the Wiener Schnitzel, but I have never actually attempted a proper Hungarian creamed spinach to go with it, so I will need to knock that on the head first…maybe even some pickled cucumber Continue Reading…

A good friend reminded me of this dessert a few weeks back, and after having just savouring a plate, I’m grateful for the reminder!

If you’re feeling a little less than motivated but have a craving for something sweet, this chocolate sandwich melt is just about the easiest dessert ever

I love the hot and cold contrast and the slight fruity tang from the bread, followed by a considerable hit of sweetness from the oozing chocolate that comes in a little bit after the ice cream Continue Reading…

So for the last few weeks I’ve been in the US where the temperature was regularly pushing 40 (100 if you’re that way inclined), so when I came back to Sydney’s winter (not cold say for Sweden), I nevertheless started to feel like Leo at the end of Titanic and needed something aside from liquid warmth

While this isn’t necessarily the healthiest recipe, (I’ll post some healthier ones at some stage), it really does warm the cockles on a cold day Continue Reading…

I was feeling quite brain-dead on Tuesday after spending most of the morning working out a research proposal for my next uni essay.  So I went up to the shops to clear my head and buy some lunch.

Along the way, I came up with this recipe – I’m sure its been done before – either way, it’s earned an immediate place into my regular lunch rotation

Try as I might, there’s not really a catchy name for this, apart from maybe epiphany pasta (I was expecting much more interesting sites when I google-searched that)

I based it in principle on a cherry tomato basil pasta recipe from Donna Hay (see below), and ‘meated’ it up Continue Reading…

I have two assignments due this week which isn’t necessarily conducive to healthy eating as I attempt to meet both deadlines

With classes on at night, lunch too comes under pressure

Add to that the creeping in of cooler weather and the odd flash-flood here in Sydney, I resorted to an old faithful

I’ve made this many, many times, it’s quick to make, and (after having used up all of my eloquence on an essay) tastes great

It’s kind of like a short-cut version of a roast dinner

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Lamenting Sydney’s ordinary summer on yet another rainy day, I thought I’d cook something up that I associate (in my mind at least), with summer.  Conjuring up visions of hot afternoons waiting for a southerly, bbq’s, and fresh watermelon slices waiting as you finish a swim, I broke out the griddle.

These lamb rissoles are Mediterranean-ish, and can be as hot or mild as you like.  They go well with a full-blown meat-fest bbq as well as a salad…and cos they’re rissoles, you can always knock one off later for a snack!

A good Greek or potato salad goes well with these, but I prefer the meat-fest option with some watermelon on the side…and perhaps a chilled pale ale. Continue Reading…

Roast Chicken Sandwich

January 30, 2012 — Leave a comment

Roast Chicken SandwichThis chicken sandwich is an absolute staple over summer.  It’s quick, tastes great, and is dead simple to make

It’s a smaller version of a sandwich I used to buy from a hole-in-the-wall shop in North Sydney.  They only made three or four types of sandwiches but always had a line because they used fantastic bread, super-fresh ingredients, and kept it simple.

I started making it when I was working out of the home office of some friends of mine and it was always on high rotation, usually followed by some Frosty Fruits. Continue Reading…