Why Wednesday?

Wednesday is my favorite day and that’s because when I was a kid my Nana would come over to our house on a Wednesday and cook us up a big feast for lunch. Me and my four sisters would all walk home from school during lunchtime to be greeted by home-made mince pies, butterly cakes and cream and jelly, hand cut hot chips and lots more. Nana was an incredible cook and we were in heaven come Wednesday lunchtimes... read more

    Outdoor Kitchens

    I’ve been reflecting on how flashed up our kitchens have got and how they don’t need to be to create fabulous food. On the weekend I was cooking at a local farmers market and my outdoor kitchen was made up of a table, a gas burner and a bucket of water. My backdrop was a paddock of grazing cows, the fence became a great rail for my teatowels and my background music was a babbling stream. With a few bowls, a couple of chopping boards and some utensils my outdoor kitchen was enough to produce a stunningly fragrant Balinese Chicken Curry and a genuine Spanish Potato and Rosemary Tortilla plus some salads to go with them. What a joy to be cooking al fresco. Paddock to plate alright!

    I’m now hugely inspired to set up my own back- to-basics, camping-style kitchen in my backyard and am on the hunt for some good designs and ideas – watch this space.

    Cook, eat and enjoy!

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    added: 28-Oct-2009