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

Soup of the week: Quick and Easy Laksa

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I love a big bowl of spicy laksa any time of the year but it’s always better during winter because it warms you up when you need it the most! Laksa is one of my favourite Asian soups although it’s a tough competition between the creamy, flavoursome laksa and an aromatic bowl of Vietnamese pho. I love going out for laksa with friends or for a cheap date night but it’s also really easy to make at home. You can whip up this cheat’s version of Laksa pretty quickly and you could even have some leftovers to take for lunch the next day. Continue reading Soup of the week: Quick and Easy Laksa

Soup of the Week: Mum’s Moreish Pea & Ham Soup

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Some of you might not know this but my mum is the owner and cook at Jalla’s Café, a homestyle café in the small country town of Woodford, Queensland. Woodford is near where I grew up and mum has been running the business with her partner Brett for more than 10 years. People come from near and far to eat at Jalla’s and Mum’s Pea & Ham Soup is one of Jalla’s customers many favourite dishes in winter. Continue reading Soup of the Week: Mum’s Moreish Pea & Ham Soup

Soup of the week: Green soup with crispy lemongrass tofu

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I rarely buy magazines anymore especially food magazines. I think there’s a combination of reasons for this. Having access to the internet gives me endless sources of information and recipes, I don’t want to waste paper and have a stack of magazines I have to throw out (I did that for years), my bookshelf of cookbooks need to be used and I like to be creative. But I do love flicking through a magazine occasionally (when I have the time) especially when they’re packed with incredible recipes. Last weekend’s rainy weather kept me housebound where I cooked and ate most of the weekend. When I was doing the grocery shopping I spotted Taste.com.au Magazine and the comforting image of pumpkin soup and the text ‘101 cosy recipes’ won me over. Continue reading Soup of the week: Green soup with crispy lemongrass tofu