Cucumber, Chickpea and Avocado Salad

It’s not often that I post anything remotely healthy, but this salad is an exception. I’ve been learning a new respect for the humble legume, and it’s all in the quest for the perfect flourless chocolate cake. There has been much experimenting, biting of nails, and thoughtful testing and tasting of cake. Does it have…

Bill’s Oven-baked Chicken and Asparagus Risotto

I learned the hard way that there is something one must never do when visiting in cultures more generous than our own – and that is compliment them on something they own. If you carelessly show admiration for one of their possessions, they will then feel obliged to give it to you! Or at least…

Lentil and Cauliflower Curry

There are very few savoury dishes on this blog. Even fewer are vegetarian. Oh, some of them only have a bit of bacon or ham, and for several years I was under the misapprehension that that was ‘close enough’. But my delusion was soon to be shattered, as my husband informed me that he does…

Swiss chard, feta cheese and egg pie

Did you ever win the lottery? No? Me neither! But I did receive an exciting phone call the other week telling me that my application to The Great Australian Bake-off had been successful, and would I bring in two of my favourite bakes to an audition next week? Would I what? Of course! What an honour…