February 5, 2017

I really hate to waste, especially when it comes to food. I am the kind of person who will roast a chicken and then make chicken based dishes for the next couple of days using the "left-overs", extracting every bit of deliciousness from that bird that I can!

Yesterday I...

May 12, 2014

Ahead of the sausage and salami courses we have coming up, Natalie from Moore Wollombi Garlic and I have been hard at work stocking up our own household larders with yummy porky treats.

 

Of course we have taken lots of pics of our hard work and wonderful rewards. We are...

March 15, 2014

The concept of Fetteh (sometimes called “fata”) may sound strange at first - it’s a combination of warm, soft cooked chickpeas with thick garlicy yogurt and toasted Lebanese bread, all topped with crunchy, buttery pine nuts and almonds.

 

This is true...

March 9, 2014

This morning my friend and neighbour Natalie from Moore Wollombi Garlic and I embarked on yet another foodie adventure! I had been talking to a local gent who has a gorgeous olive grove, and was so excited when he said he would be very happy if I were to pick a few cra...

March 3, 2014

Koosa is the Lebanese word for Zucchini. Gosh I love Koosa Meshi; for me, it's a real comfort food. The smell that fillls my home as this dish is cooking takes me straight back to childhood and this is probably one of the reasons why it is one of my favorite Lebanese d...

February 7, 2014

Kibbeh Labinyeh, or Kibbeh in Yoghurt Sauce used to be one of my favorite dishes as a child. My brother hated this dish and would scream if we were even threatened to have to eat it. I had not made it for many years, in fact my husband of 15 years had never tasted it b...

January 20, 2014

A plate of hummus in under 3 minutes? Surely not? 

Watch and laugh at my first ever video blog to see how the cheaters make hummus when they forget to soak the chick peas. 

 

Apologies in advance for the cropping of my head from the video; I am not sure what happened...

January 19, 2014

Ingredients:

·         1 head of garlic

·         Approx 1 cup of a light vegetable oil (I use non-GMO canola oil)

·         ½ juiced lemon (this is not required ingredient; it simply adds some extra ta...

January 19, 2014

Ingredients:

  • 4 cups of dry chick peas (1kg)

  • 2 cups of dry fava beans ( choose the ones that are peeled) Soak overnight (500g)

  • 1 onion

  • ½ head of garlic (about 8 cloves peeled)

The Herbs:

  • 1 bunch coriander

  • ½ bunch flat leaf parsley

  • ¼ bunc...

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