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Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year friends! What a scorching start to the year it’s been! If you’re anything like me, there’s no cooking going on or let’s say very minimal, as it’s the only way to keep the house cool and not overwork the air-conditioner!

Longing for a Mediterranean Summer Escape

Longing for a Mediterranean Summer Escape

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.

The Mediterranean Diet: Plant-based with a little meat on the side!

The Mediterranean Diet: Plant-based with a little meat on the side!

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!

Country Baking: Beef, Fennel & Fig Sausage Rolls

Country Baking: Beef, Fennel & Fig Sausage Rolls

On our way to Greece - our aunty seeing us off - mum is on the far left, dad is on the far right and kids in between!

Growing up eating a Mediterranean diet, I always loved pouring olive oil on my bread and eating it by the buckets load. I suppose for those growing up eating an Aussie diet, butter was the equivalent to our olive oil.

Destinations: Nadi Fresh Food Markets, Fiji

Destinations: Nadi Fresh Food Markets, Fiji

I have had the pleasure of visiting Fiji during the last couple of weeks and the one thing that I love is the fresh food markets – well actually, it’s not the only thing I love…the Coral Coast swims I have each time I come to this beautiful country has got to be my all...

Hospitality 101: Large gatherings

Hospitality 101: Large gatherings

Without a doubt, pasta is my comfort food and food that makes it very easy for me to prepare when entertaining guests in my home. When growing up, the one staple dish that we could always expect at a large gathering was none other than the wonderful ‘pastitsio’. A generous layer of penne pasta topped...

The Heat is on In Sofia’s Kitchen!

The Heat is on In Sofia’s Kitchen!

It’s been a busy few days cooking up a storm of delights to be found in my soon to be released cookbook. The wonderful Amelia from Amelia Grose Photography has been working equally as hard to capture the heart of cooking In Sofia’s Kitchen. When we first set out planning for this fun adventure, we both...