RECIPE: Homemade sausage rolls

Homemade Sausage Rolls

Homemade sausage rolls take me back to my childhood! I have memories of mum making them for me and my sister’s birthday parties. Our house would be filled with the comforting and delicious smell of savoury sausage rolls wafting through the house…. Continue reading RECIPE: Homemade sausage rolls

Mango and coconut chia pudding

Mango and coconut chia pudding

I love mangoes! I was recently in Queensland (where I’m from and where my family live) and my dad has about 6 mango trees near his house. They are owned by a local fruit shop owner and they’ve given dad permission to pick them. So we picked them straight from the tree with dad’s handmade mango picker. One person had to catch them while the other hooked the mango and pulled it free from the tree. It was lots of fun and we shared our bags of mangoes with the rest of the family when we saw them over the Christmas break. That was the first time I had picked mangoes! Continue reading Mango and coconut chia pudding

Summer coconut and mango cake

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I have a confession to make – I’m not really a big fan of the traditional Christmas fare.

While I absolutely love summer and Christmas, for the most part, I could happily forgo the mince pies, cold ham and roast turkey. My preference, this time of year, is for fresh, light and summery flavours. Continue reading Summer coconut and mango cake

Canberra chef enters S. Pellegrino Young Chef competition

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One of the many things I love about Eat Canberra is that I get to meet passionate, interesting people who love food as much as I do! Then I get to share the story with you. So when chef Michael Carey recently contacted me to tell me he had entered the S. Pellegrino Young Chef 2018 competition, you can only imagine how excited I was.
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Cheesy bacon and corn cob loaf

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I love seeing everyone’s reaction when I turn up to a party with a cob loaf in hand. What’s not to love about something that you eat the dip AND what it’s served in! There’s no denying that it’s seriously amazing and it’s always a winner with my friends and family. It’s also really easy and doesn’t take long to whip up. Although cob loafs are a little old school there’s something about them and they’re a people pleaser for any occasion. Continue reading Cheesy bacon and corn cob loaf

GREEN PEA PANCAKE WITH CORN SALSA, SMOKED SALMON & POACHED EGGS

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Local Press Cafe is one of my favourite cafes in Canberra. They serve healthy, fresh and flavoursome whole foods and that’s our kind of food. They’re also located at the beautiful Kingston Foreshore so you can enjoy a delicious lunch or breakfast, soak up the surroundings and go for a walk around Lake Burley Griffin before or after you have a bite to eat or something to drink. MasterChef Australia contestant, Trent Harvey, also worked at Local Press Cafe when he finished filming the show and is still involved with the Local Press Cafe team. If you haven’t heard, Eat Canberra is hosting our very first event at The Truffle Farm where guests will be treated to a two-course lunch cooked by Trent, desserts by Naked Foods Braddon and lots more. Continue reading GREEN PEA PANCAKE WITH CORN SALSA, SMOKED SALMON & POACHED EGGS

Caramelised beetroot and goats cheese tarts

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Last week I went on a special tour of the Southside Farmers Market in celebration of their 10th birthday that was celebrated today. I met some of the stallholders, sampled some of the local produce and took home some fresh ingredients to whip up a delicious recipe to share with you.

Beetroot and goats cheese work perfectly together especially when it’s served on a crunchy, buttery piece of pastry. Continue reading Caramelised beetroot and goats cheese tarts

Baked Strawberry Swirl Cheesecake

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I’ve been so busy lately and I haven’t been in the kitchen much. In celebration of the long weekend I decided to make Mr Eat Canberra a special dinner of Oysters Kilpatrick and Mussels in tomato and chilli broth with crusty bread. Of course no meal is complete without dessert so I whipped up a baked strawberry swirl cheesecake. It’s an easy and delicious dessert that’s best made the day before and can be eaten for several days after you’ve baked it. It looks pretty and it’s not too sweet. It will put a smile on everyone’s face and Mr Eat Canberra scored it a 10/10! Continue reading Baked Strawberry Swirl Cheesecake