Life’s a Feast

Many of you would have made miso soup before, now is the time to try this twist on the Japanese favourite, utilising the miso soup paste as a marinade for salmon. The recipe is a steaming infusion, gloriously spiked...
Although we are now officially in the first week of spring, the weather in the evenings does not quite portray this, so we still need some heart-warming side dishes in our armoury to get us through to salad season....
There's a great new specialty Indian grocery store in Five Mile called Spice King. They have a fantastic selection of Indian goods and even offer pre-prepared packs of ingredients, along with a recipe to make at home. It's the kind...
PREP TIME: 7 mins COOK TIME: 25 mins SERVES: 4-5 people Congee is essentially a rice soup or savoury porridge, made from rice, which is boiled in stock or water. It's a simple, nourishing meal that also works wonders on a hangover or...
PREP TIME: 15 mins COOK TIME: 4-5 hours SERVES: 8-10 people With pumpkin on special at most supermarkets around the Basin, I've been thinking of new and unique ways to enjoy this carotene (an antioxidant) rich squash. Eating pumpkin as part of a...
PREP TIME: 15 mins COOK TIME: Four hours SERVES: 6-8 people Indian food is extolled for its curries, mouth-burning spices and complex flavour pairings. With its use of a cacophony of spices and other pungent ingredients, the resulting taste combinations are unlike...
Smoking (salting and drying) was a process used centuries ago to preserve foods, especially fish, which was often a staple in diets. Folk did this in bountiful times, so when leaner times came (and before the invention of fridges and preservatives),...
Chicken Marbella – this famous dish that hails from the '80s, first debuted in Julee Rosso's Silver Palate Cookbook. The recipe below is adapted from this delicious '80s creation. The dish is a magical balance of sweet, salty and...
The Remarkables Market reopened with a hiss and a roar last month and WOW! This vibrant and busy market is now even bigger and better, with a wonderful and hugely varied selection of local and regional products. Head along and...
Good-quality whitebait needs little done to it, so to ensure the integrity of this gorgeous product, I have kept the flavours subtle. Old-school whitebait pattie lovers, go a little crazy and try these recipes below. They are delicious deviation...
After months of eating slow-cooked foods, hearty soups and roasts, our household needed a nutritional pick-me-up. With spring nipping at our heels, I opted for a lentil salad, throwing in some rocket to liven and spring it up a...
This dish can be prepared incredibly quickly and will tantalise the tastebuds! It has simple Thai flavours, is light and fragrant while also blasting you with a little sweet and sour. I have been a bit cheeky and used a Thai...
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