Blended Mushroom Burger with Provolone & Sautéed Mushrooms

Umami defined, from The tastes of sweet, salty, bitter and sour are familiar, but there is a fifth taste we can perceive with our tongue. Called umami, its taste has been described as rounded, rich and savoury. Of the five tastes, umami (a Japanese-coined name) is our favourite to think […]

Blend & extend mushroom beef provolone burger

Smashed Barbecue Sauce Beef Burgers

If you think you need an outdoor barbecue or grill to enjoy everybody’s favourite tastes of summer…? Think again! 

Meatballs with Ricotta, Braised in Tomato Sauce 2

Every time I step into the kitchen to make something it feels like I’m beginning another adventure, and I never seem to tire of it. Yet, we’re all creatures of habit, and we all have our favourites. Much like a song can get stuck on permanent loop playing round and […]

Spareribs & Sauerkraut 2

While on a recent grocery shop (which for me is a very regular occurrence!) a jar of sauerkraut caught my attention, and just seemed to be calling out to me. Strange..? Perhaps. Perhaps I was thinking about my Mom. Perhaps my soul was crying out for childhood comfort, needing something […]

Cabbage Roll Soup 2

Winter means comfort food. To me… soups and stews and all manner of one-dish-wonders piled high in a favourite bowl, while sitting firmly established in a very comfy chair. Cold temperatures and short days are enough to make the most hearty of us want to hibernate. We crave comfort. We […]

Saucy Cranberry Glazed Meatballs

Just in time for a festive meal, glorious ruby red cranberries take a break from dessert and join the savoury side of the table. What a deliciously decadent trade! In my book cranberries don’t get enough use, or credit, and this recipe adapted from David Lebovitz will become a starring regular on my […]

Ultimate Meatballs in Tomato Sauce

Autumn is coming. And it’s my time. By that, I mean my favourite time of the year. From preserving the bounty of summer, to long walks through crunchy leaf laden paths, to a big pot of something deliciously simmering away on the back of the stove, it’s all for me. My […]

Milk Pork

Even though all recipes I’d found said to use a boneless cut of meat, I went with a bone in pork rib roast. I believe that meat really does taste better when it’s cooked on the bone, and in this case, it was just a few rib bones that I […]

Guinness Braised Beef Short Ribs

What it is about the properties of Guinness that make it so exceptionally useful, exciting and tasteful in the kitchen… whether used for cooking Guinness Braised Beef Stew or baking a Guinness Chocolate Cake…? Not to mention just how freggin’ good it tastes as a beverage! Guinness beer and beef are one of […]