How to cut capsicum with no mess

If you’ve ever cooked with capsicum (or peppers, for our American friends), then you know the pain. The pain of those little annoying seeds which fly all over your bench. And you think you’ve cleaned them all up. And then the pesky little things keep showing up in secret hiding [...]

By |July 26th, 2017|

How to throw a dinner party for less than $2 a head, for Live Below The Line

How to throw a dinner party for less than $2 a head We’re really excited to be working with Live Below the Line this year to stretch and challenge our foodie boundaries. As part of our involvement we’re going to be hosting a “Dine Below the Line” dinner party and [...]

By |April 29th, 2017|

Bella’s Cafe de Paris Butter and THE perfectly cooked steak

For those who haven't had the pleasure of matching this classic French Cafe de Paris Butter with a mouth watering steak, don't be scared off by the amount of ingredients in the butter.. We promise its worth it! You can freeze any excess butter for up to three months, and this [...]

By |December 20th, 2016|

Bella’s guide for Healthy Work Lunches – as seen on Lifestyle Food

Ever felt like you don't have time to make or eat a proper lunch? Here is a simple-to-follow guide from Bella for delicious meals and snacks you can take to work that are also easy to prepare. I am a lazy woman. On my days off I love to mull [...]

By |November 17th, 2016|

Lifestyle Food – Omega 3

Omega-3 is an essential fatty acid found in fish and seafood. Find out more from Sammy and Bella and discover their favourite ways to incorporate it into your everyday cooking, We’ve all heard those cringe worthy stories about well-meaning mums who have force fed their children spoons of cod liver oil, [...]

By |November 10th, 2016|

Lifestyle Food – Eggs

  There is no doubt that eggs are a necessity in every kitchen. Their versatility is what makes them so popular all around the world, and their flavour is what makes them a personal favourite of ours. Human consumption of eggs dates back to before 3200BCE, which means us humans [...]

By |November 1st, 2016|

Lifestyle Food – Pumping up your Pumpkin Repertoire

Pumpkin is a seasonal vegetable, and definitely better in autumn and winter. So, if you're looking for something to cook - consider pumpkin as your main ingredient. The vegetable is rich in vitamin C - giving you all the more reason to add it to your repertoire to fight the [...]

By |October 27th, 2016|

Sammy’s Polish Dill Pickles

You’ve probably seen “Polskie Ogorki”, or Dill Pickled Cucumbers on supermarket shelves… nothing beats the home made version. Eat them semi pickled or fully pickled, they should last in the fridge for a few weeks – just make sure they’re covered in liquid. For th e flowering dill and horseradish [...]

By |October 11th, 2016|

Sammy’s guide to home made Passata, as seen on The Morning Show

How to make passata... Making passata is an ancient past time for Italians and every region has their own technique and way of making the fresh tomato sauce. The sauce is usually made at the end of the tomato season (end of summer) when there is an excess of ripe [...]

By |March 11th, 2016|

Sammy and Bella do Melbourne: Top 3 bakeries and grocers, as seen on Lifestyle Food

LifeStyle FOOD experts Sammy and Bella discover the best places to grab a bite to eat in Melbourne! It’s all about spreading the love so we’re sharing our favourite hot spots to eat, drink and shop on foodmarketplace.com.au… and we all know the best things come in three’s so there's plenty of [...]

By |March 3rd, 2016|