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|

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 Tips and Recipes for Dry Rubbing Meats, as seen on Lifestyle Food

Hi David, Sorry we didn’t have better news for aging steak at home. You seem like a very keen steak eater, as are we, so we love getting questions thrown at us! If you can, do a little research about the butchers in your area and see if you can [...]

By |September 15th, 2015|

Sammy explains home made vegan pasta, as seen on Lifestyle Food

HI Jane! Eggless Pasta Dough Eggless pasta dough is incredibly easy to make just like egg pasta dough. Eggless pasta dough is made with semolina which is 100% durum wheat, and makes very tough pasta which is what most commercial dried pasta is made with. In this recipe I used [...]

By |September 7th, 2015|

Bella’s guide on How To Get Kids To Eat Greens, as seen on Lifestyle Food

You'll be surprised at how quickly you can get your kids to actually enjoy their bitter greens! With a little time and energy, they will be devouring them. This month we explore the flavour of bitterness: the evolutionary history, the psychology, the physiology, and most importantly: how to develop your kids palates! [...]

By |August 25th, 2015|

Bella’s A to Z guide to Winter Greens, as seen on Lifestyle Food

Don’t be blue this winter, get green instead! Sammy and Bella outline 30 vegetables to include in your diet for their health and disease fighting benefits - and give you tips and ideas on how to cook them. This month we explore the plethora of greens that are in season in winter. We take [...]

By |August 17th, 2015|

Bella explains aged beef: wet vs dry, as seen on Lifestyle Food

Let’s start by discussing what aging means, exactly. Aged meat is juicier, more tender, and more delicious, and it’s mostly due to the natural enzymes which break down the connective and muscle tissues.  Some meats, such as chicken, only need a few days of aging, while beef can take weeks [...]

By |April 29th, 2015|

Sammy’s Masterclass on Brining, as seen on Lifestyle Food

Brining is a great technique for keeping moisture in food that has the tendency to dry out. It's incredibly simple but requires a little pre-planning. This minimal effort technique will guarantee juicy, flavorsome food every time! Brining is a technique most commonly used with meats, fish and poultry, but can [...]

By |September 22nd, 2014|

Sammy’s Fish en papillote with fennel – as seen on The Morning Show

    Not all of us are confident in cooking fish well. We are often scared of over cooking it resulting in a less than delicious piece of fish that requires some serious lemon juice squeezing to bring back the moisture. Cooking fish en papillote means to cook in a [...]

By |August 29th, 2014|