Chicken and Vegetable Pockets

Chicken breast fillets can be moist and delicious if they are given loving care when cooked. In this recipe a delicious vegetable filling makes these little pockets of chicken the centre of attention, tender and tasty with the jus from the long, slow cooking. A mix of small broccoli and cauliflower florets, capsicum, green beans, tender young chard, onion, garlic and herbs form the flavour … Continue reading Chicken and Vegetable Pockets

Zucchini Chocolate and Nut Bundt Cake

The very first post on this site back in 2015 was dedicated to the abundance of zucchini that our community garden boasted and 3 zucchini recipes shared by gardener Deborah. Today I returned to her lovely zucchini cake and thought I would make a chocolate version with walnuts and brandied fruit. The use of olive oil makes this cake very moist and the fruit … Continue reading Zucchini Chocolate and Nut Bundt Cake

Risotto with Sausage and Tomato

Risotto is one of those comfort dishes that is delicious at any time of year. Using a quality risotto rice will make your risotto creamy while maintaining the integrity of the individual grains of rice, keeping them pleasingly al dente. Also, a homemade chicken or vegetable stock will give your risotto a lift too, as will the addition of a good dry white wine and … Continue reading Risotto with Sausage and Tomato

Banana and Brandied Cranberry Scones

Scones are always easy to make and loved by all. This recipe includes over-ripe bananas and brandied dried cranberries. Earlier in the year I made ¬†batch of the brandied cranberries and they are so delicious on ice cream and with other desserts. They are also nice to use in cake making and in this case they balance the sweetness of the bananas. I have included … Continue reading Banana and Brandied Cranberry Scones

Giant Conchiglioni Pasta with Meat and Tomato

This incredibly simple dish is based on using pre-prepared meatballs that have been cooked in a rich tomato sauce. When ready to make this dish, simply use the sauce and meatballs you have previously lovingly prepared and stored in your the fridge or freezer and the rest is easy. Even the pasta can be cooked ahead. Just assemble and bake and let the flavours penetrate … Continue reading Giant Conchiglioni Pasta with Meat and Tomato