The Usual Suspects – Tomatoes, Olives And Mushrooms

Think of flavours you like when you’ve had a few beers. Toss them together with a bit of vinegar and a lot of olive oil. Chances are you’re on a winner.
Salads are marvellous because they are quick, they are made with the freshest of ingredients and, more often than not, they have come from a [...]

Warm Spinach Salad

a little olive oil
250 g snow peas
250 g spinach, washed and dried
a little soy sauce
juice of 1 lemon
black pepper
small bunch of chives, chopped finely
a few sage leaves, chopped roughly

Heat the olive oil in a non-stick pan or wok. Add the snow peas and stir until hot, but miles away from wilted. I like to have [...]

A Salad For Lovers

I put this together for a Valentine’s Day article. Treat it somewhere between seriously and a laugh.
Read this with your lover, to your lover, or on your own, thinking of your lover. Not the person you’d like to be your lover. The person you’ve actually done it with. Somebody with whom you’ve shared everything and [...]

Green Pepper, Avocado And Tomato Salad

1 avocado, seed removed
juice of 1 lime
a little lime zest
olive oil
black pepper
6 cherry tomatoes, sliced in half, or 3 small tomatoes, cut into quarters
½ green or red pepper, sliced into ‘circles’

You need a perfect avocado, one at the height of its season. Same with tomatoes – those taken straight from the bush are preferred. The [...]

Beans Like Mama Used To Cook

This old Italian dish reminds me so much of my childhood, when the beans went on at the same time as the roast. Difference being these really taste terrific.
Good old Aussie gels made a habit of cooking beans until they were as grey as a losing punter. Soft, podgy, full of water, good only for [...]