Family-friendly kitchen designs

I love these 7 kitchen spaces specially designed for families.

West Coast National Park (& mussels)

I spent last weekend in a very special place with lovely friends up the West Coast. After days of rain we had a lucky day of sun, so the flowers were incredible – as was the food.

Humble Pie 2: 10 more recipes you’ll LOVE

I’m going to turn into a serious pie-eater if I see any more of these incredible pie pics… This weekend I’ll be making the Rabbit and Wild Mushroom Pie for sure

Humble pie: 10 recipes you’ll LOVE

Four ‘n Twenty black birds … These lovely pies have ‘winter’ written all over them. Going to have to cook my way through all ten!

Indian Simmer

I’m loving this blog I’ve recently discovered – Indian Simmer – and it’s got me thinking about my own quite a bit too. One year on with Live to Eat, and perhaps it’s time for a revamp?

Braised Octopus (Polpi)

Whilst I lament the perfect post, here’s a very delicious recipe for octopus (or polpi) given to me by the fabulous Paul of Southern Cross Seafood Deli.

Spaghetti meatballs with tomatoes, chilli and basil

With the weather feeling decidedly chilly, I’ve turned to one of my favorite comfort foods: Pasta. With Italian-style meatballs in a tomato, chilli and basil sauce. So YUM.

7 Space-saving tricks for small kitchens

I love these very useful tips on how to make small spaces seem bigger.

Black Olive Foccacia Bread

Just returned from lovely Sri Lanka, and after nearly 2 weeks of (very deliciously fragrant) curries, rice and weird and wonderful vegetables, I find myself craving … BREAD! So here’s an easy, must-make recipe for Italian foccacia bread with black olives (as well as some pics of beautiful Sri Lankan produce).

Bran and date molasses muffins with toasted almonds

This is one of those recipes that has stood the test of time. The molasses is a new addition to the list of ingredients and adds subtle sweetness and stickiness.