November was full of great food festivals all over the country for us. We started out in Brisbane for Good Food and Wine show, then made our way to Taste of Melbourne with Lurpak Butter and travelled to beautiful Margaret river for Gourmet Escape.
We were lucky enough to be chosen to create some top notch open sandwiches with Lurpak and run their Go Freestyle cooking classes in both Melbourne and Margaret river.
Here is a collection of our photos from Taste of Melbourne and a recipe for our Smoked . . . → Read More: Lurpak Go Freestyle – Taste of Melbourne and Gourmet Escape – Recipe
Picnic season has begun! There’s nothing better than spending a lazy weekend in the fresh air, lying in the shade of a big tree and eating some amazing food. At the same time, there’s nothing worse than a picnic that goes wrong! Here are my top tips for the perfect picnic:
Plan carefully, it’s just like a dinner party, but outdoors Simple is best Choose finger Food to avoid cutlery Take food that won’t melt or go off Avoid fragile foods to transport
It’s also a good idea . . . → Read More: Bella’s Banana and Buttermilk Cupcakes with Peanut Butter and Yoghurt Icing, as seen on The Morning Show
If you don’t remember Golden Roughs then you’re probably too young to have ever had one. When I was in primary school I remember the local corner store having them along with tubs of green and red frogs, strawberry creams and coke bottles. I do recall eating it but it wasn’t my chocolate of choice. I liked the coconut but I wasn’t obsessed with it. I don’t recall seeing them again in high school years and defiantly not since. Where did these Golden Roughs go?
I’m assuming that new . . . → Read More: Sammy’s Home Made Golden Rough’s, as seen on The Morning Show
What a fantastic slow cooked, heart-warming, soulful winter dish! Pie making is often described as an art, but it’s actually really easy.
It’s a dish that must always contain a lot of love, so make sure you prepare this for your friends and family!
Essentially, this is 2 recipes in one. A great pot roasted lamb with home made gravy is simply made in steps 1+2+4. Or, you can make a pie using leftover roast meats in step 3-10.
We’ve used a fantastic quality award winning leg of lamb, . . . → Read More: Bella’s Slow cooked Lamb and Parsnip Pie with Sour Cream Pastry, as seen on Sunrise
These cookies will make you feel like a kid again… they are inspired by one of my favourite childhood treats – the peanut butter and jam sandwich!
When I was a kid, mum and I used to love baking cookies. My favourite were shortbread cookies with a dollop of jam in the middle (known as linzer cookies) which are really popular in Poland. I remmebr having so much fun using the back of a wooden spoon to make little indentations in the cookie dough, and filling it with luscious . . . → Read More: Bella’s Peanut butter and lilly pilly jam thumbprint cookies, as seen on The Morning Show
Wow, it is COLD!!!! Yukky weather outside can only mean one thing… more time cooking inside! Anything that inspires us to get in the kitchen is a good thing
This week I’ve been inspired by a competition being run by Dilmah, who are encouraging people to design a high tea recipe to wine a trip to Sri Lanka! Now, there’s nothing anyone loves more than a brownie… and I’ve spiced mine with chai! So it’s the perfect match for a cup of hot tea. I quite like it . . . → Read More: Bella’s Super Quick Chai Spiced Brownies
Today we celebrate Anzac Day with a recipe inspired by some of the traditional symbols of Anzac Day – Rosemary and Poppy. We also pay tribute to the Aussies who remained at home, whose ration packs with home baked goods (such as Anzac Biscuits) were sent all the way to the battle fields. And we pay respect to the heart felt messages of love and support, delivered via these baked goods.
The poppy is a powerful symbol for remembrance day on 11th November, it represents the blood shed by . . . → Read More: Bella’s Anzac Day Rosemary and Poppy Seed Shortbread
We’re very lucky to be Home Cooking Experts for Lifestyle Food. Each week, we answer your questions on www.lifestylefood.com.au! If you’d like to ask us a foodie question, just CLICK HERE and ask away
Recently, John asked us for our recipe for Old Irish Soda Bread. If you’d like to try our recipe, you can read the full article HERE!
. . . → Read More: Sammy’s Old Irish Soda Bread, as seen on Lifestyle Food
Easter is over and many of us are probably regretting eating all those chocolate Easter eggs over the weekend. Fear not because I have a salad that’s not only going to make your taste buds jump for joy but it will also help you feel refreshed and back to healthy eating before you know it.
I’m using broad beans as they are readily available in super market freezers but you could also easily use frozen peas for this recipe too. Then we have snow peas, green beans, parsley and mint . . . → Read More: Sammy’s Triple Green Salad, as seen on The Morning Show
Quick! The last of summer is slipping through your fingers, and so are the last of the most luscious summer tomatoes! Panzanella salad is a quick and easy Italian salad designed to use up leftover bread and super ripe and juicy end of summer tomatoes.
Summer leftover bread Panzanella with rocket pesto
Serves 4 as a side
3 cups sourdough day old bread, cut into 2cm cubes spray olive oi
2 roasted red capsicums, good quality jarred is ok 2 medium heirloom tomatoes ½ . . . → Read More: Sammy’s Leftover Bread Panzanella Salad with Rocket Pesto