Classic Autumn Dishes & Matching Wines

Classic Autumn Dishes & Matching Wines

Most people are already familiar with the idea of matching a light summer salad with a crisp white wine or pairing a hearty winter roast with rich Cabernet Sauvignon, but it’s not always obvious when it comes to matching wines with your favourite autumn dishes. In...
Slow Roasted Maple Syrup Lamb Shanks

Slow Roasted Maple Syrup Lamb Shanks

The topic of the week for me is comfort food! When it gets cold I want something deliciously warm and comforting, slow-cooked meals are at the top of the list. These Slow Cooked Maple Syrup Lamb Shanks are always highly requested! My number one comfort food at the...
All Day – Slow Cooked Beef Stroganoff

All Day – Slow Cooked Beef Stroganoff

They say “Good things take time”. This recipe for an all day, slow cooked beef stroganoff is a good example. It’s a dish that is happy to take all the time it needs in the Slow Cooker. It will develop rich meaty flavours. The time at such a low heat...
Smokey Pulled Mexican Chicken

Smokey Pulled Mexican Chicken

I think I may have mentioned previously that I’m a lazy cook. I like maximum flavour and versatility in a dish, with the minimum effort. That’s where this Smokey Pulled Mexican Chicken dish comes in very handy. It takes no effort at all to make.  It can be...
Authentic Slow Cooker Pork Carnitas

Authentic Slow Cooker Pork Carnitas

I know I have shared my love of pork with you before, but today the dish of my affections is slow cooker pork carnitas. When we were travelling through Mexico this dish was one of my favourite to buy from the street markets. Typically there would be a large pot of...
Chia Spiced Slow Cooker Rice Pudding

Chia Spiced Slow Cooker Rice Pudding

Is the weather cool in your part of the world? It’s blowing an icy gale here! Thankfully the smell of chai spiced slow cooker rice pudding is warming the house. This dish is the epitome of comfort food. It’s warm, and nourishing and just sweet enough to...
Slow Cooked Massamam Curry

Slow Cooked Massamam Curry

Have you ever wondered how to make a slow cooked Massamam curry from scratch.  I wondered, and I tried various recipes only to be disappointed. Nothing I was making tasted as good as the Massamam curry we’ve eaten in Thailand. The Massamam curries we’ve...
Slow Cooked Beef Bourguignon

Slow Cooked Beef Bourguignon

I hope you enjoyed the Châteauneuf du Pape wine review and food pairings. That story has prompted me to delve a little deeper into my love of all things French. It’s beginning to warm up in Australia now, but I wanted to give you a taste of France that would...
Slow Cooked Oxtail Kare-kare

Slow Cooked Oxtail Kare-kare

Have you ever tried Oxtail Kare-kare? No, how about a Slow Cooked Oxtail? Me either… I have never cooked, or eaten oxtail before, much less tried ANY Filipino cuisine. …but today I am sharing a delicious slow cooked Oxtail Kare-kare. I think oxtail is one...
Honey Soy Lamb Shanks

Honey Soy Lamb Shanks

Today I want to share something which is mouth-wateringly delicious and requires absolutely no effort! I realise we are in spring and this is a winter warming recipe but we have had a few chilli days and this dish just tastes so good. Besides that, our friends in the...
The Hunger Games Slow Cooked Lamb & Plum Stew

The Hunger Games Slow Cooked Lamb & Plum Stew

The weather has turned, and I have felt myself craving something warm and comforting. Over the last week I have been thoroughly obsessed with the life of Katniss, a character from “The Hunger Games.” I have lived and breathed the three Suzanne Collins novels which...
Slow Cooked Balinese Style Duck

Slow Cooked Balinese Style Duck

I have been very spoilt recently. It seems that every function I attend on the North Coast is featuring the delicious produce from Gaian Poultry & Game in Kundabung near Port Macquarie. Not only have I been privileged to enjoy their sumptuous duck, but I have also...
Slow Cooked Balsamic Lamb Roast

Slow Cooked Balsamic Lamb Roast

There is now such a chill in the air I want to be eating warming winter foods each night. High on my list of winter warmers to cook are roasts, slow cooker dishes, lamb shanks and curries. Today I am sharing I gorgeous Donna Hay Balsamic Roast Lamb recipe.  This could...
Cooking With Company – Slow Cooking Workshop

Cooking With Company – Slow Cooking Workshop

After receiving an invitation to be a guest of Cooking With Company for their upcoming Slow Cooking Workshop I was excited to learn that we would be cooking produce from Raging River Wagyu. I had sampled the beautiful product from Raging River at a Wagyu Degustation...