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Shredded Wombok Salad with Tomato Dressing

The weather is a constant topic of conversation in Melbourne probably because it’s continually changing. We’re either waiting for a cool change, rain, a warm day or perfection in the … Continue reading

December 4, 2014 · 27 Comments

Orange and Ginger Pickled Beets

We spent a leisurely ten days in Brisbane last month. On our first morning we chose a cafe at Eagle Street Pier on the Brisbane River for breakfast. The setting … Continue reading

November 27, 2014 · 30 Comments

Asparagus salad, hazelnuts, lemon, capers

The arrival of locally grown new season’s asparagus is like a billboard announcing the demise of winter. As the weather slowly warms, the first purple tipped, green spindly spears transform … Continue reading

September 23, 2014 · 25 Comments

Not “Jerusalem” Saffron Chicken and Herb Salad

We’re having a long hot summer. When the mercury is climbing toward, and often past 40C (104F), I try and avoid increasing the heat in the house by preparing ahead, … Continue reading

February 26, 2014 · 23 Comments

Beans, snow peas, hazelnuts and orange salad

Hot summer days mean a continuation with the salad theme. It’s difficult to think about eating anything other than fresh crisp fruit and vegetables when it’s hot, day after day … Continue reading

February 13, 2014 · 14 Comments

Baby Beets with Yoghurt Dressing

My Dad always grew a row of beetroot in front of the rampant staked tomatoes in his summer vegetable patch. To maximize yield, they were never pulled until they were … Continue reading

February 11, 2014 · 24 Comments


I have been making this finely chopped fresh salad as an accompaniment to spicy food for close to 30 years. Not only is it a great palate calmer when a … Continue reading

February 2, 2014 · 16 Comments

Roasted Heritage Carrots

Man has cultivated carrots for close to 5000 years. The origin of modern cultivars is believed to be the purple carrot which originated in Central Asia, specifically modern Afghanistan. By … Continue reading

April 17, 2013 · 8 Comments

Spiced Quinoia Salad

Quinoia is often labelled as a super food because it is a protein rich grain. It’s a relatively new ingredient to me. I have experimented with both the red and … Continue reading

April 16, 2013 · 7 Comments

Summertime Heirloom Tomato Salad

“Real” tomatoes are a joy to behold. I’m not talking about those genetically modified travellers that look a million dollars. Sure they may bounce when dropped but they are about … Continue reading

March 8, 2013 · 10 Comments

Thai Noodle Salad

“We’re having a heatwave, a tropical heatwave……” wrote Irving Berlin. Well, so is Melbourne, today experiencing our eighth day of temperatures ranging from 33C – 36C. (93F – 102F) This … Continue reading

February 19, 2013 · 13 Comments


My home is only a few hundred metres from Melbourne “Little Vietnam”, a lively strip of mainly Asian grocery shops, fresh seafood sellers, green grocers and pork butchers. Interspersed among … Continue reading

January 28, 2013 · 4 Comments

Salade Nicoise

As the weather heats up my mind turns to light, lazy meals based on fresh veg. Meals that require little cooking, so the cook (me) doesn’t get hot and bad … Continue reading

January 9, 2013 · 5 Comments

Confetti Salad with Avocado

It was a hot night, I had sausages to barbecue for dinner. I needed to clear some space in the fridge for Christmas supplies, so it was a veggie drawer … Continue reading

January 6, 2013 · 4 Comments