Campfire Cook Off!

The first weekend of Winter is not usually a time where you’d think ‘lets pack our tent and go camp in the paddock!’ Say what you will about our sanity, but that’s precisely what we did last weekend. A few of my netball team mates and I decided we’d “rough” it by camping up in…

Slow-Cooker Chipotle Pulled Pork

After blueberries, Mexican is probably my favourite cuisine. Blueberry is a cuisine, right? My husband and I usually have burritos once a week. It’s my go-to easy meal, I just throw some four bean mix, black beans, onion, capsicum, tomato and corn in a fry pan with ground cumin, coriander, smoked paprika and chipotle in…

Love and Lemon Dumplings on Mother’s Day

I have so many memories of what Mum would cook for us as kids. Some are less than fond memories, like ham steaks with pineapple (what the hell!). Some are a bit random, like always having a slice of orange with a side salad. But, most of them are amazing memories and were the beginning…

Grab your drink and gather round the table!

This blog post was quite the mission! Trying to get my Mum to decided on just ONE recipe for ONE course was practically impossible. Mum loves spending time in the kitchen and getting creative with her dishes. She’s great at savoury and has a real knack for sweets, especially birthday cakes. Her Pinterest board of…

Barbeque Pork Ribs and Grilled Corn

  Just like spaghetti, this is a great first date meal. Or not. You will end up with barbeque sauce all over your fingers and, if you’re anything like my husband, all in your beard. Luckily we’re past the stage of trying to impress each other. You may also end up with corn butter running…

A few of my favourite things (bread included)

A couple of week ago we did a post on gluten-free pizzas using Otway Artisan pizza bases. This is part two of our celebration of the amazing gluten-free produce that Justin makes in the small town of Birregurra. Soph picked up some panini rolls at Otway Artisan the morning of our shoot so that they…

Pork and Apple: A match made in Barongarook

Over the Easter weekend I had the pleasure of meeting Xav from Barongarook Pork. As the name suggests, he and his piggies reside in Barongarook, a beautiful rural area near Colac, Victoria. Xav’s pigs are definitely living the good life. They’re free to roam the paddocks and eat to their hearts content, all while taking…

Gluten-free Otway Artisan Pizzas

We recently did some recipes for the Gellibrand River Blues and Blueberry Festival using Otway Artisan products and I think they gained their new number one fans. When the delightful Justin and Boz asked us to develop some more recipes using their products we jumped at the chance. I’m a massive bread lover and, like…

Good Seafood for your Good Friday

Dad loves his fishing but unfortunately for him, my sister and I don’t eat fish. One Mum claims that she cooked fish and told us it was chicken and apparently we ate it all. I’m still skeptical about this. Anyway, in the lead up to Easter, Dad will usually head out fishing and try catch…