Apples of Love for Valentine’s Day

A tiny village in Valencia, Spain, hosts a tomato festival, La Tomatina, each year at the height of summer.  Actually it sounds to me more like a tomato war than a celebration of the most popular fruit vegetable in the world. At the festival a few years ago 30,000 people from around the world descended … Continue reading

What’s cookin’ on Australia Day?

What’s on your Australia Day menu? Kanga burgers? Hot Smoked Lemon Myrtle Crocodile?  Barramundi with Green Ants?  Wattleseed pavlova? Just kidding. But it’s odd, isn’t it, how we still shy away from using native Australian ingredients in our cuisine. Here we live on a continent which offers up to 4,000 different varieties of edible bush … Continue reading

January 2020 School Holiday Kids Cooking Classes

Hurry, hurry: don’t forget to book the kids in to my Mini Chef  kids cooking classes during the January school holidays (January 6th -27th). We’ll be making a wide range of delicious, nutritious dishes including homemade chicken noodle soup,  guacamole, fruit kebabs,  sushi, chicken yakitori, chicken pesto pasta, spaghetti bolognese, tiramisu, watermelon baskets, banana bread … Continue reading