Roast Chicken with Fresh Herb Stuffing

Recently I bought a George Foreman Contact roaster, pre-owned but new and not used. It worked exceptionally well to cook a moist roast chicken easily and with no mess. This recipe uses a bread and herb stuffing to give the chicken flavour. Freshly picked herbs from the garden, sage, rosemary, parsley, celery and onion along with some dry seasonings make up the stuffing. The result … Continue reading Roast Chicken with Fresh Herb Stuffing

Oven Baked Sausages and Roasted Vegetables

This is such an easy way to cook your favourite sausages with roasted vegetables all in one baking dish. Onions and a good chicken stock add flavour to the roasted potates and carrots.  The Italian pork sausages also give flavour to the potatoes and carrots. The pan juices thicken and with the cooked onion slices make a delicious chicken flavoured sauce for the sausages. Served … Continue reading Oven Baked Sausages and Roasted Vegetables

What to Plant in March

Today is the first day of autumn and this is the first Planting Guide of the season. The following is a list of vegetables and herbs that  you can plant in March in Sydney, a temperate zone. Just click on the name for the growing guide for each vegetable: Amaranth Beans – broad beans, fava beans Beetroot Broccoli transplant seedlings Brussels sprouts Cabbage Carrot Daikon Endive … Continue reading What to Plant in March

Strawberry, Apple and Rhubarb Crumble Pie

The sharpness of rhubarb and green apples contrasts well with the sweetness of strawberries. This strawberry, apple and rhubarb pie has a spicy crunch of oats and almonds in its crumble topping and is the perfect pie to share for Valentine’s day. Strawberry, Apple and Rhubarb Crumble Pie: Ingredients: Pastry: 1 cup plain flour 1 egg 100 g butter 75g  sugar pinch of salt ( … Continue reading Strawberry, Apple and Rhubarb Crumble Pie

What to Plant in February

The following is a list of vegetables and herbs that  you can plant in February in Sydney, a temperate zone. Just click on the name for the growing guide for each vegetable or herb: Amaranth Beans (dwarf) Beetroot Broccoli Brussel sprouts Carrot Cauliflower Chives Cucumber Endive Fennel Kohlrabi Leeks Lettuce Mustard greens Onion Parsley Radish Silverbeet Swedes Turnip Zucchini Plant of the Month – the … Continue reading What to Plant in February

Vegetarian Mushroom and Lentil Pies

These little individual pies, made using homemade shortcrust pastry, have a crisp outer shell, filled with a rich mixture of lentils, mushroom, carrot and celery. The dark ale, sweet caramelised red shallots, the rosemary and garlic give a deep robust flavour to the mushrooms. The addition of roasted sweet potato on the base adds balance to the ale and also keeps the base from becoming … Continue reading Vegetarian Mushroom and Lentil Pies

A Mediterranean Lunch

Today I will set out a quick and easy to prepare, tasty and delicious Mediterranean style lunch of Koftas with grilled zucchini salad. It is accompanied with a salad of mixed baby heirloom plum tomatoes and cucumber, roasted banana chillies, kalamata olives, feta cheese and Baba Ganoush dip. This is traditionally served with fresh rocket leaves, pita bread and wedges of lemon. Allowing the Koftas … Continue reading A Mediterranean Lunch