RECIPE: Pickled Red Onion

Here’s 2 recipes for amazing pickled red onion, It’s hard to choose a favourite but I tend to like Recipe Two best but my brother-in-law loves Recipe One and eats them straight from the jar. Recipe One 5 red onions 1/2 caster sugar 1 cup (250ml) good red wine vinegar 1 cup (250ml) water Slice […]

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Linguini with Chorizo Meatballs and Truss Cherry Tomato

For the meatballs combine all ingredients and mix thoroughly. You can use it straight away or leave for 4 hours for flavours to develop. Roll mince into small balls and fry in batches until golden brown in colour and put aside. In a large pot fry the onion over a medium heat for 3-5 mins or until softened and translucent in colour. add the garlic and cook for 1-2 minutes. Add the red wine and cook out until reduced by half. Add the tinned tomatoes and brown sugar and stir to combine. Add the meatballs and cook for 30 -45 minutes or until sauce has thickened. Season with salt and pepper. Just befor you serve stir through half a bunch of basil, reserve the rest for garnish.

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A year as Jamie Oliver

This year I made a dream come true and I began work for Jamie Oliver in his Adelaide restaurant Jamie’s Italian. I remember watching Jamie on TV for the first time when I was at school and from that time on he has been one of the most formative presences in my cooking career. So […]

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Nuts about Granola

This has to be one of my favourite recipes. I always have a jar or two in my cupboard ready as a quick and easy breakfast option. The great thing about this recipe is you can add any nuts and seed you like, you can also try adding ingredients like puffed rice, millet or go […]

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Myrtle & Mae

I visited Lynda Shepherd, owner of the magical little travelling cafe Myrtle & Mae – Travelling Refreshment at her house in Lobethal overlooking the farm of the iconic SA Tweedvale Milk, which is so close she could walk to pick up her milk. She took me out to her vintage 1950’s styled caravan for a […]

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