Nashville Hot Wings

This recipe is my own version of the recipe for the official Belle’s Fried Chicken Sandwich. I’ve turned it into a wing recipe as we’re more fried chicken people, if it comes down to it. Ingredients Chicken Wings (7-8) Oil for deep-frying Seasoned flour: 1.5 cups plain flour 2 tbsp of the spicy seasoning Masala…

Borani Banjan (Afghani Eggplant)

We were in Adelaide this time last year. It was a food centred trip, as most of our holidays are, and we trekked across the city to find some quirky and unusual haunts. Parwana Afghan Kitchen was lauded as authentic and delicious, two words we couldn’t really look past. Despite missing the turn and having to…

Mojo Picon Sauce

Years ago, the farmers market at Fox Studios Sydney, used to have an awesome food stall that Mr Firehouse and I used to frequent. Called Mojo Picon, they sold a few delicious Spanish inspired dishes. First, a chorizo sausage, in a French bread roll, with lettuce and plenty of Mojo Picon sauce. You could also…

Lime and Coconut Cake (Gluten Free & Dairy Free)

It’s been a long time between posts, my apologies. Turns out it takes more than cardigans, spectacles and a killer “shhhh” to become a librarian. You have to study, and ironically, there were very few books involved. I’ve finally emerged from the assignment and online study scrap heap with some of my sanity intact and…

Sweet Potato Pancakes

    For a long time my son Callum didn’t like toast for breakfast. He preferred cooked breakfasts, pancakes, waffles, bacon and eggs. I had neither the time nor the energy to indulge him so I created some cheats. This was one of them. A sweet potato pancake that I made in bulk and froze. Easy…

Borscht

My family has rather a strong connection with Russia. In the late seventies my father travelled to the former USSR to study mining engineering. He spoke no Russian, knew no-one and had never travelled outside Sri Lanka. He spent the first year learning Russian and over the next five became well and truly immersed in…

Lemon Curd

A few weeks ago I left the role of the SAHM (stay at home mum, if you’re not up with the lingo) and joined the ranks of the working. It makes for a busy week, frantically bolting out of the house at 7 with 2 kids, then rushing back in time for dinner, baths, bed,…

Quick Tomato Soup

When I served this soup to my brother-in-law, Firehouse Junior, a couple of weeks ago he confessed something to me. I cooked the family a meal at some point, soon after his brother and I had first started dating. Walking into the kitchen he had discovered me chopping pumpkin and concluded that pumpkin soup was on…

Wild blueberry muffins with crumble topping

Last week was Teacher Appreciation Week at Mister C’s school. It’s an American tradition, a rather nice one I’d say, where you spend the week honouring and celebrating teachers. C’s daycare did a whole host of things, one of which was a potluck breakfast. I asked Mr Firehouse to sign me up for some baking….

Easy Chocolate Cake

A simple but slighty indulgent chocolate cake to celebrate 1500 facebook fans. A super exciting milestone for little ole me! Ingredients 200g unsalted butter (softened) 1/2 tsp. salt 200 g soft brown sugar sugar 4 eggs at room temperature 150g plain flour 1 tsp. baking powder 1 tsp. baking soda 50g cocoa powder sifted 50ml…