What does one do with a bunch of beetroot freshly picked out of our organic garden? Make beetroot brownies of course!!
I’m back on the wagon...the vegetarian wagon that is! I got a little lazy, busy and my head was so full of what I had to get done that I didn’t have time to consider what I was filling my fridge or pantry with and too often I would just grab what I had and cook. It was healthy but not always meat free.
I often wonder why my Greek parents never settled in Melbourne. Half of Greece did, so why didn’t they?
My love affair with food began as a young kid attempting to bake a chocolate cake!
It’s hard not to get a little nostalgic at this time of the year – it’s cold and wet here in Australia and when photos of my beloved friends and relatives living it up in warmth in the Northern Hemisphere, in particular when Greece and Italy pop up, I can’t help but want to jump on a plane and join them.
Do you ever wonder if you can cook? You want to be a good cook but don't know how to get there?
Here is a list of what you can do (it's not exhaustive) to get you on that road to becoming the amazing cook you've dreamed about....
The kitchen, well definitely our kitchen, is the heart of our home. It’s the very place where we gather and talk about our day, discuss our dreams and plan our weekly menu.
What a week of family fun!
It started off with making a trip down to Sydney to take our little granddaughter to her first ever visit to the Sydney Royal Easter Show!
I love this time of the year!
What is your most favourite feast throughout the year?
I love sharing my passion for good food – food cooked from scratch using the freshest of ingredients.
During the last couple of weeks I’ve been writing about the Mediterranean diet and it’s wonderful benefits.
Recently the Bloomberg Global Health Index announced Italy as the healthiest country in the world! Despite the struggling economy in this country, they have continued to value healthy eating!
Quite possibly many people have grown up with meat being the foundation of their meals and just a little bit of greenery on the side.
For some it may have been bangers with mash and maybe a serve of beans or peas; for others it could have been roast lamb, lots of potatoes and a little broccoli. And as I write this, I can hear my son in laws cheering for the concept of consuming lots of meat morning, noon and night!
The Mediterranean diet is a way of life. Unlike many other diets that come and go, this one has proven over the centuries that it is a winner.
Has anyone else noticed how expensive it is to purchase ingredients from our giant supermarkets?
Every day I am caught up in trying to decide what to cook for dinner! Anyone out there find themselves in the same predicament?
What I love about the Mediterranean Diet is that it is a very balanced diet. It’s not extreme in any way and all ingredients are easily accessed and reasonably priced, not to mention nutritious and delicious!
Well, we are coming up to that week where lovers all over the world go crazy sending flowers to their loved ones!
But in this household, we celebrate with food!! I am crazy about my hubby and equally crazy for pasta – seriously, give me pasta morning, noon and night and I am your gal!
It was around Easter time…my mum had been cooking like there was no tomorrow during the week leading up to our biggest celebration of the year – Greek Pasqua.