Chicken, Kale and Quinoa Braise (aka a Hipster Ste...

I worry about what has happened to our beloved Bondi. This iconic curve of Sydney sand has changed since we’ve been gone. Some for the better; the most recent advent of Gelato Messina and Sensory Lab coffee down the previously dead end of Hall Street is a boon. But the hipsters. Oh; the hipsters, I […]


Pink Grapefruit, Lemon and Poppyseed Cake

This is a cake that brings good things in its wake. I realise there’s been a lot of cake up here lately. My apologies. There’s also been a bit of baby chat to wade through. It’s easy to get distracted by things like that. So for now,  I’m going to do this thing upside down. […]


Broccoli, Lemon and Pine Nut Loaf

I had thought that the craving for cake would wane. It’s time for a confession. It hasn’t. I’ve been generally lucky in this whole – building something that’s now the size of a head of broccoli caper. I haven’t had insatiable cravings for gravel or pickles. I can still be trusted to take a litre […]


Lemon Creme Fraiche and Parmesan Pasta

What follows is a recipe that is both high achieving and remarkably low maintenance. The high achieving bit? Well, it might be about the multiple ways the life affirming spritz of lemon finds its way into this ever-so-simple bowl of carbs. For one, the whole fist-sized fruit (minus half its zest) takes a bath in […]

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Chicken, Lemon and White Bean Soup (a video and a ...

There are times when you feel rotten and you need something to make you feel better. Maybe it’s a honking cold. Maybe it’s a hangover. Maybe it’s manflu. Or maybe it’s just the mean reds. Whatever it is, I’m pretty sure this soup  can help. Rather than leaning on noodles, matzo balls, rice, or a […]