Category Archives: Recipes

A special recipe from a special friend (with help from Helga.)

Todd Alexander is an author and a friend who lives in the Hunter Valley with his partner Jeff where they run a boutique vineyard and accommodation business called Block Eight.  Todd recently visited the Manning Valley to promote his memoir,

Nutrition, Wellbeing and Menopause

Someone once said to me, “If only they had told me about the weight gain that can occur as a result of menopause, then I would have done something earlier”.  It becomes a battle for women, particularly between the ages


Pinch of Nom by Kate Allinson and Kay Featherstone is published by Bluebird, RRP$39.99 and is available in all good bookstores. This is a good winter warmer dish that combines the gentle heat of Cuban spices with tender beef, which

The Village

Matt and Lentil. Published by Plum, RRP $45.00 Available in all good bookstores.

Panissa rice


Delicious vegetarian fritters

from Elisha at EJ’s Bistro, Wingham Golf Club  CORN FRITTERS WITH AVOCADO & SWEET CHILLI SALSA Makes 12 Corn Fitters 4 Fresh corn cobs, Scaled to kernals 1 diced Spanish Onion 2 cups all purpose flour 250g Ricotta cheese 1

Roasted Garlic Ribollita

Moroccan eggplant recipe

INGREDIENTS 3–4 eggplants 1 kg roma tomatoes 3–4 teaspoons ground cumin 3–4 teaspoons ground coriander 3–4 teaspoons paprika 6–8 cloves garlic 1 bunch flat-leaf (Italian) parsley Olive oil  ½ cup red wine vinegar Salt and freshly ground black pepper  ¼

Yummy Easy Quick Around The World by Matt Preston

Published by Plum RRP $39.99. Our good mate Matt had such a success with his first Quick, Easy,Yummy Cookbook…that’s he’s gone all exotic on us, showing us how to cheat, fake and whip up (almost) authentic  international cuisine! We love

Yummy Easy Quick

Matt Preston Published by PLUM  39.99 The World’s Best Rissoles I must admit this isn’t saying much! But, rissoles are back, baby. Good times. makes 12 prep: 20 mins cooking: 30 mins 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 small onion, fi


This is a really simple but delicious salad, and makes the most of all the ingredients that are so abundant at the moment. Ingredients 1 cup tri-colour Quinoa Bag of spinach leaves 200g green beans/or brocollini/or snow peas 4 Oranges

Cooking up a Dream

Memories are so often connected to food. A particular dish or ingredient might bring back a special memory of a place, a person, an event.    Taree identity, and well known cook,  Mounira Saad, known as “Mon”, has produced a