Savoury Recipes

Roast a whole cauliflower

Roast a whole cauliflower

I always wanted to cook a whole cauliflower after reading about the possibility online. Alon Shaya from the Domenica Restaurant in New Orleans first did this; this is my take on his recipe.   The idea is that you simmer the cauliflower gently in...

How to make a good Zucchini Lasagne

How to make a good Zucchini Lasagne

Photo by Emma Steel Can you use slices of zucchini instead of pasta sheets for lasagne? Yes, you can! I tried to do this for the first time a week ago and am reporting back to you all… if like me you have an endless supply of zucchinis in your garden at the moment,...

How do you cook a perfect scallop?

How do you cook a perfect scallop?

The scallop has to be one of my favourite types of seafood. How do you eat yours? I love them wrapped in bacon… or raw sliced thin like sashimi with browned butter poured over them… or on a bbq skewer with prawns… or served with a fresh salad greens, sliced apple and...

Sausage-making

Sausage-making

The colder weather has been making me think of autumnal dishes to cook for the family, and it reminded me how much I love sausages! This year I got to make my own sausages with my brother-in-law Mark and I have to say it was a lot of fun. The end product tasted...

Harissa Paste

Harissa Paste

I love chillies and one of my favourite things to make with the last of the capsicums and chillies from my garden is harissa paste. Harissa is a usual ingredient in North African and Middle Eastern cookery. It’s often served on the side or added to cooked dishes, and...

Pickled Onions

Pickled Onions

I was sitting outside Umu Café the other night enjoying one of their vegetarian platters, and realising again what a fine thing a pickled onion is… They are crisp, sweet, tangy, subtly-spiced – just delicious. The ones at Umu are pink too, which makes them very...