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Well well it’s been yet another busy weekend @_@  We went back down to Hobart over the weekend for a lovely friends wedding.  I had been checking the weather all week and it had forecast four days of rain (eeek!).  But in true Tasmanian style, the weather did the exact opposite and turned on a beautiful sunny day. Not a cloud in the sky! After the ceremony, we all made our way down to the wharf where we caught a ferry to the reception venue, Peppermint Bay.  It’s one of

Another week, another trip to the Vic markets!  This week we were craving a good fix of fish so we bought a few fresh fillets of flathead.  Flathead is without a doubt my favourite fish.  It may be a little more expensive than certain other types of fish (I’m guessing because the fillets are small & there are so many little bones to get out) but it has such a lovely flavour, I can’t go past it. All in all, it was another successful trip to the market.  Our fridge

As I mentioned last week, Harissa is a great accompaniment with Moroccan cooking, so I thought I’d follow it up with something you could serve it with. These little goodies are called Briouats and are kind of like a Moroccan spring roll. As with any Moroccan cooking it’s packed with all sorts of different spices and this recipe requires a Ras el Hanout mix. This spice mix is a Moroccan blend of spices which I couldn’t get my hands so I made up my own version with what I had

This week I sadly had to neglect the blog just a little bit because I’ve been super busy with a short but sweet trip down to Tassie. I had a few jobs lined up so whilst I had some time in between a few jobs in Melbourne, I decided to pop down for a very quick unplanned 5 days. Whilst down I photographed the world famous Drunken Admiral Restaurant to update some of their pamphlets etc. I had planned to get a nice sunset shot on Thursday and with the

This is my mama’s famous recipe and she’d always make for me when I arrived home from London. It’s the best! The secret to it is the strong feta in the bechamel sauce to give it a little saltiness and a can of tomato soup. It does make it a little sloppy but the flavour is a-mazing. Like most boys, Seb is a minced meat lasagna kind of guy but even he loves this recipe. My mum, Suzanne, makes it quite often for my nephew & niece’s dinner when they’re over

Chicken & Leek Pie

…this is what I finished my amazing Sunday off with. Chin chin…here’s to this weekend!     Chicken & Leek Pie olive oil 1 leek, chopped 1 onion, finely chopped 1 clove garlic, finely chopped Salt & Pepper 1/2 cup white wine 1 carrot, chopped 1 stalk celery, chopped 1 large chicken breast 200ml cream 200ml milk 2 tbsp flour Puff pastry, store bought, thawed 1. Preheat oven to 200°C 2. Heat oil in a frying pan. Add leek, onion and garlic and stir until browned. Add diced chicken and

Vegetable Pie

BRING ON THE ASH CLOUD!!! Over the past couple of weeks I’ve had the pleasure of fostering a few strays that the ash cloud swept in! Yippee for me! My last visitor was lucky enough to be stuck in Melbourne on business so had an extra day off from work – all expenses paid!  Although she had a nice hotel room waiting for her, I thought there’s so substitute for a good home cooked meal so I decided to cook the Vegetable Pie that I’ve been thinking about for the