REFLECTIONS ON CONNECTICUT (food, images, gratitude… with a side of Cowboy Caviar)

It’s safe to say we’ve travelled more this year than we ordinarily do (and we ordinarily travel quite a lot!). From our several thousand-kilometer Aussie road trip, to our last Royal Caribbean cruise in the Bahamas, and our most recent trips to Swedish Storsjön and Turku in Finland, it’s been a year of discovery… both internal […]

SWEET POTATO & KALE CURRY WITH CASHEWS

This humble, hearty Sweet Potato & Kale Curry dish ticks all of my “ideal” boxes. A pleasant kick of heat and fragrant spice combined with a vibrant assortment of plant-based goodies (including some of my favourite vegetables), makes for an exciting vegetarian dish… whether you pledge yourself to a strictly plant-powered way of eating or […]

SPICY SWEET POTATO BURGERS WITH ZESTY TAHINI SLAW

Looking for a veggie burger with a difference? If you like things a little spicy, this recipe could be just the ticket! I have eaten many a veggie burger, but not a single one with this flavour profile and I am very pleased to include this in my updated top 5 homemade burger recipe repertoire! Unless you […]

DELICIOUS GREEN LENTIL & VEGGIE SOUP (AKA hello again… & hello autumn!)

C’est moi! Yes, your prodigal sweet-toothed blogging friend has finally returned after what has proved to be a wonderful yet insanely busy summer. My thanks to all those who have read/written/stayed tuned… and my humble apologies for the extended and unforseen period of absence. This year has flown by! Autumn is here, and its pretty […]

BREAD MAKES A MEAL: TOMATO BRUSCHETTA & LEEK + CHEESE TOASTIES (a journey to River Cottage, part 3)

Classic tomato bruschetta was one of my favourite light meals back in the days when I still lived on the other side of the planet and frequented the delightful Italian cafés Down Under. I cannot believe that it took purchasing Hugh Fearnley -Whittingstall’s River Cottage Veg Everyday!  for me to discover just how easy it was to make […]

TOMATO AND BASIL PASTA SAUCE

There are plenty of organic ready-made pasta sauces available these days, but nothing beats the taste and satisfaction of a pasta sauce made on your own stove top. This is a highly adaptable basic sauce, yummy the way it is and easily customiseable with the addition of other simple ingredients. TOMATO AND BASIL PASTA SAUCE […]