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Sammy’s home made Sauerkraut

  Sauerkraut has been sneaking its way back into our kitchen and meals with the fermented foods revolution. This revolution was brought back on in my opinion by kraut master Sandor Katz, who has been nicknamed Sandorkraut. You can read about him here: http://www.wildfermentation.com/who-is-sandorkraut/ For Bella and I our interest [...]

By |May 26th, 2017|

Sammy’s quick and easy Pizzette

Pizzette in Italian literally means mini pizza, a traditional finger or buffet food that can be either enjoyed straight out of the oven or cold the next day. I have fond memories of meeting my mum at her work after school and the Italian café next door did the best [...]

By |May 3rd, 2017|

Sammy’s Gnocchi alla Norma

Looking for a delicious way to use up Potatoes? Look no further! This yummy vegetarian Gnocchi is done in no time, and best yet, the Gnocchi only needs 5 ingredients! Tips: Use as little flour as possible, this will depend on the water content of the potato Bake the potatoes [...]

By |April 21st, 2017|

Cheat’s Torta Pasqualina: an Italian Easter spinach pie

The Italians are big on food and big on Easter! One of their most traditional Easter dishes is a torta pasqualina, literally translating to Easter Pie. It’s a spinach pie with a secret surprise -whole eggs baked into it. Eggs are an important symbol of Easter and new life in [...]

By |April 10th, 2017|

Sammy and Bella’s Salmon and Fennel Risotto with Lemon Dill Pangrattato

We recently demonstrated this dish at The Kitchens, at Robina town centre on the Gold Coast. There’s lots of delicious fresh produce in the centre, so we couldn’t help but share one of our favourite seafood dishes with all the locals. One of the biggest lessons that we can learn [...]

By |January 22nd, 2017|

Bella’s French Onion soup in a Bread Bowl

The secret to good soupe à l'oignon Gratinée is patience. Too often we’re told to make meals in 30 minutes or less, but the truth is that it’s often not enough time to add a generous pinch of love. Instead of rushing, why not take the time to enjoy cooking [...]

By |January 2nd, 2017|

Sammy’s Left over Christmas Ham Croque-Madam as seen on Sunrise

Watch us demonstrate this dish on Sunrise HERE Oh Christmas Ham, Oh Christmas Ham, what ever will we do with all this Christmas ham? The Christmas season is officially over and now we welcome in the Party/New year/hangover season, but there is likely to be a little bit of Christmas [...]

By |December 30th, 2016|

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 Christmas tree almond cookies with spiced mixed fruit jam

Linzer is a traditional Austrian/German shortbread cookie filled with jam, and something we grew up making with our mum at home. This is a really great festive version, perfect to devour with a cup of tea or share with your family and friends as an edible gift. For an added touch, we made [...]

By |December 12th, 2016|

Thermomix: Our Babcia’s Gingerbread Spice Mix and Piernik Recipe as seen on The Morning Show

  Its that time of year where we dust off the old Christmas recipes and bring our family traditions back to life. Most of us, even those who aren’t big cooks, will have a specialty dish that they are assigned to make each year. However this year we have decided [...]

By |December 10th, 2016|