Archive | classic dishes

Undercover Chef Tip – Having your cake and cutting it too

  Ever starting cutting up a beautiful birthday cake and found by the third slice it looks a little less than beautiful? So what to do?  An easy solution is to warm up the knife in hot water to allow it to cut through the icing cleanly.  So how do you warm up the knife […]

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The knives are out – how to choose a kitchen knife that works for you

  Besides what is is my favourite food to cook, what type of knife do I use is another question I am often asked.  So how do you know what type of knife to invest in, what to look for and where to save your dollars?  Let’s start with some basic points to consider: 1. […]

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Putting the Merry in your Christmas

Stuck for last minute Christmas idea? Know someone that loves to cook or you wish they did? Never fear, I offer gift vouchers that can be purchased as either a dollar amount ($50 etc) or class bookings ($150+) which you can provide as either valid for one two hours class or speak to me and […]

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Keeping it cool and classy with Champagne Pops

Hello Sunshine! You could be forgiven for thinking it’s Summer all year round here in Queensland with the weather at the moment. So what adult treat can you whip up to keep it cool and classy? Champagne pops of course! Now I am not suggesting you have to use Champagne for this recipe, good quality […]

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Baked apple goodness for a winter night

I love vintage tea towels. Especially when they have old school recipes on them that remind you of foods you used to eat when you were young. This was the case with one of my favourites, a cooking with apples tea towel. Bright friendly colours keep you company as you wipe up your dishes but […]

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When the moon hits your eye like a big pizza pie!

  Dean Martin, I am sorry for using your song as a blog title. Well, not really to be honest because I tragically love that song to death and can often be heard singing it at home. To myself. Shamelessly. But really, who doesn’t love pizza? When friends are coming over it can be easy […]

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Buying your pumpkin and eating it too! How to make sure you make the most of pumpkins in your fridge

When the weather turns cold you can’t but help to think of warming dishes such as stews, casseroles and roast meats. The usual suspects also feature – roast vegetables. I am a big fan of roast vegetables as to me it brings out the sweetness and flavour of the root vegetables giving them a satisfying […]

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Chicken stock to beat the winter blues

You can certainly feel the chill coming into the air here in Brisbane. With the chill has come the winter cold into our household. With two residents coughing, sniffling and generally feeling sorry for ourselves it was time to bring out the old cure all, chicken soup. One of the hardest working kitchen staples would […]

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