Bread-making used to be an intimidating idea for me. But over the years I have learned that it is fun and very rewarding. I have made many terrible and inedible loaves of bread in process, but each time learning something new. Sourdough bread-making may seem like an ambitious place to start, but it is actually very simple and more forgiving than yeasted bread-making. The rise times are much slower, the temperature doesn’t matter as much, and […]
When I was a kid my mum had a café, which was well known for having the best sweet and savoury pies in town. I spent many, many hours watching her in the kitchen, mesmerised by the process of creating something so beautiful from a handful of simple ingredients.
This is my classic granola recipe, give or take a few ingredients depending on what I have on hand at the time. Instead of adding dried fruit at the end, I add it to the mix before it gets baked because I love chewy pieces of fruit in my granola. If little ones are going to be eating this, or if anyone has a hard time with chewing, add the dried fruit in after baking […]
Oh hello! Sorry for the long silence on here. It has been a manic start to the new year (which was a few months ago now, I know). But pregnancy nausea lasts a long fucking time and I am only just starting to feel moderately better. My family and I will be welcoming baby number three in mid-spring sometime and fingers crossed for a smooth rest of the pregnancy and a return of my healthy […]
I am finally starting to emerge from the school holiday rabbit hole that I fell down many weeks ago. Today was the first day back to school for my older child thank the lord. I was worried that we would show up this morning to an empty school and find out we were a day too early. But we were greeted by many other rambunctious children and their very desperate happy parents. And what better way […]
Shakshuka is a staple dish originating from Tunisia (northern-most country of Africa). The basic dish consists primarily of eggs poached in a tomato base that is flavoured with garlic, chili, and spices. This dish can be made for breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner and it can be adapted in many ways depending on what you have available at the time. Traditionally it is eaten with bread but I also love it served with beans, polenta […]