Swiss Chard and Ricotta ‘Snake Pie’

It’s starting to feel like a game of snakes and ladders over here. Just when you think you’re moving ahead and ticking things off; tiny clothes washed in lavender scented organic detergents, the mechanics of swaddling wraps comprehended and change tables assembled, you tumble backwards. Now we’re nearing the close of it all – there’s […]

Festive Stuffed Mushrooms

  At many tables in the following week across the world; this will play out. There’s a group coming around for dinner. It’s festive. Which means everyone should play nicely. In my past life, I spent two and a half years hunched in cold lecture theatres and over a laptop so I could get a […]

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 […]

Peanuts and a glass of pine wine (after a televisi...

Peanuts and pink wine. That was my glamorous dinner following a surreal afternoon. A week and a bit back I did an interview at the Westminster Studios for Australia’s Today Show. It’s the breakfast show that I used to have on in the background while I ate bircher muesli. It’s where the sublime Mia Freedman […]


Butter flowers

This Valentines day, say it with saturated fat.