Lamb has to be about my most favourite meat and rack of lamb is one of my favourite cuts. I don’t eat this very often, as this little beauty is not cheap. But for a special night in, it’s worth it. I modified this ever so slightly from a recipe in Nigella Lawson’s “How to Eat” cookbook – because her recipe is pretty darn simple. I love cinnamon with lamb and in keeping with the somewhat Moroccan theme, I made a reduction of pomegranate to serve with roasted beetroot, cocktail onions, potatoes on the side, with some contrasting green beans for colour and garlicy toasted almonds for extra crunch. Continue reading
Gözleme – where have you been all my life? Have I been blind? But thank goodness I have discovered you! It seems that everyone is making these delicious and simple filled breads. They are showing up at food stalls everywhere and best of all, recipes are everywhere, too. Continue reading
I’m not going to write a long spiel about this. All I will say is that this lamb salad is so comforting and well, damn good. I love grilled lean lamb and when combined with soft salty feta, peppery rocket, sweet oven-roasted beetroot and the crunch of chick peas…. it’s just too good. I dress this salad with a little extra virgin olive oil and balsamic vinegar and (because it makes it so special) add a fried garlicy ‘crouton’ crumb. The fried breadcrumbs kind of send it astray from the very healthy to somewhat healthy, but they do add a nice touch. All that aside, it’s a super easy light meal. Continue reading
Today is 26 January and it is
vegemite-on-toast Australia Day. What I didn’t know until recently is that a nationally-coordinated approach to Australia Day (that being everyone doing stuff on the 26th January) really didn’t come into being until 1994. Here’s more on Australia Day if you’re interested.
How do Australians celebrate Australia Day?