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Noodle Salad – for you and the kiddies

Noodle Salad – for you and the kiddies

I had a ‘eureka’ moment this evening thinking about what to make myself for dinner. Uppermost in my mind had been my recent trip to Sydney and seeing my daughter having the same dilemma I used to go through – feeding the children (aged 2 and 4)...
Chargrilled vegetables and couscous salad

Chargrilled vegetables and couscous salad

We recently had a lunch invitation, and I needed to take a salad with me to go with our hosts herb crusted roast beef.   So are you thinking what I’m thinking – something robust with lots of flavour – well this is what I came up with – and from...
Watercress, radish and edamame salad

Watercress, radish and edamame salad

  Watercress, radish and edamame salad Note: Edamame are immature soybeans that you can find in the frozen veggie section of the supermarket and they are my latest food discovery – how did I ever live without them?  Simply toss the pods into boiling water...
Potato, pea and mint salad

Potato, pea and mint salad

One of the positive things about my passion for food is sharing recipes  with people – often in the most surprising of circumstances – and being connected to those people every time I cook up one of their dishes, but sometimes the boot is on the other...
Broad Bean Salad

Broad Bean Salad

The mainstay of my garden during the late winter and early spring has been broad beans – I just love them.  I love the way they look in my garden and I love the way they taste. The plants are about 2 metres high, full of delicately blushed flowers and abuzz with...