Chicken, Mushroom and Leek Parcels

These individual chicken, mushroom and leek parcels are perfectly delicious and will be the centre of attention at any meal. The elements of these parcels are prepared separately with care to give the maximum flavour to each of the layers. The chicken is poached slowly with wine and herbs to tenderness and also creating a rich chicken stock that is then used to make the … Continue reading Chicken, Mushroom and Leek Parcels

Spiced Raisin Bread and Apple pudding

Leftover raisin bread will make a delicious pudding, not unlike the traditional bread and butter pudding but with some flavourful additions. For the best results use quality spiced raisin bread that is dense and fruity. The raisin bread, soaked in egg that has been flavoured with orange zest, vanilla extract and brandy, is then topped with a whisper of cinnamon and spiced poached apple slices. … Continue reading Spiced Raisin Bread and Apple pudding

Polpettone, an Italian Meatloaf

The humble meatloaf is often underestimated but it can make a satisfying and tasty meal eaten hot from the oven or sliced cold. This recipe is for ‘Polpettone’ which in Italian means large meatball and is an Italian meatloaf. It usually uses a number of different minced meats, herbs and spices to give it a great flavour. You can use beef mince, pork and veal … Continue reading Polpettone, an Italian Meatloaf

What to Plant in September

Today is the first day of spring and this is the first planting guide of the season. The following is a list of vegetables you can plant in September in Sydney, a temperate zone. Just click on the link for the growing guide for each vegetable or herb: Amaranth Artichokes Asparagus Basil Beans – climbing and bush Beetroot Broccoli Cabbage Cape Gooseberry Capsicum Carrot Celery … Continue reading What to Plant in September