Tagliata Prep

tagliata for two, nigella lawson

I don’t think I’ve ever experienced kitchen envy as much as watching Nigella’s latest television program, Nigellisima. I’m barely following the recipes for staring at the gorgeous layout, elegant appliances, heavenly pantry and beautiful kitchen garden. If the kitchen is the heart of the home then this kitchen would be a Phar Lap sized, thumping, organ. It is so gorgeous it would make people who eat beans straight out of the can want to whip up a cheeky bowl of pasta or their first yoghurt pot cake. So here’s the kicker – it’s a set. But apparently it’s modelled off Nigella’s real kitchen (lucky cow 😉 Continue reading

Jamie's Chicken Fajita Meal

jamie’s 15 minute meal challenge

15 minute meals, you say. Great taste in record time, you say?

I think I can pull a meal together pretty swiftly when I need to, but 15 minutes for something tasty sounds like a big ask even for me. If it was anyone but Jamie I’d think they’re having a lend of me but given I’m a pretty massive Jamie fan and have been following him since he was scootering around in his Naked Chef days I’m going to give him the benefit of the doubt.

Jamie's 15 Minute Meals

Jamie’s 15 Minute Meals

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Pork Cutlets with Marjoram, Cherry Tomatoes and Saffron Risotto

food groupie

I’ve never really followed bands as a teenager, in fact I remember quite distinctly not wishing to cover my school books in a particular band or artist because I was sure it would no longer be my favourite by year’s end. Fickle. Continue reading

Syrian Chicken

syrian chicken, karen martini

My first celebrity test kitchen is of a recipe by my absolute favourite celebrity chef – Karen Martini. Her cookbook style couldn’t sit more squarely in my preferred form of entertaining. Lots of generous, flavour-packed recipes made for sharing for both every day and special occasions. Continue reading