I remember a few years ago when I was working as a chef, there was a dry spell in the availability of puy lentils – I can’t remember what caused it but it seemed to cause quite a stir amongst our restaurant community. I admit that I didn’t really get what all the fuss was [...]
It is starting to get mighty nippy in Dunedin. Although not quite here yet, winter is certainly around the corner and I am all about hearty, warming food right now. This beef and polenta bake is just what I am craving. The polenta topping is deliciously crunchy while the beef sauce is deep and rich [...]
I first made these cheesy morsels for a morning tea (slightly unorthodox I know), as the savoury option and they were gobbled up as fast as I could flip them out of the pan! Ever since they have been one of those crowd-pleasing favourites that always result in many warm compliments to the chef (aww [...]
Winter for me starts with soup-making motivation stirred by the first sight of the new season veggies. I make a huge batch which is then either eaten as lunch and dinner for the next few days, or frozen in an assortment of plastic containers. I find the trouble with freezing a large quantity of the [...]
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