Making life delicious, one recipe at a time.

Making life delicious, one recipe at a time.

Month: June 2011

Savoury Mince

Jacket potatoes sprinkled with cheese, topped with savoury mince and a dollop of sour cream. Lovely. It’s a meal I grew up with and now so are my kids. They love it. I have always played around with my savoury mince, never knowing what it is exactly that makes it good. I have used herbs, sauces and spices to intensify the flavour but recently discovered that all I needed were three simple sauces to make it super delicious.

For the perfectly cooked jacket potato, throw a medium sized potato into a 180C oven for about an hour (no foil, no …

The Lurpak Challenge

I got a comment from a reader recently about her entry into the Lurpak Challenge…

And…Wow. I had to share it with you all –  check this out – It’s a cake tree!

Thanks for sharing M.To vote for M’s epic entry CLICK HERE . There are so many cool entries from the exotic to the simplest recipe.

And if anyone else would like to share their entry, I would love to see it!

Just another reminder, the website is and only open to Australian residents.…

Stir Fried Hokkien Noodles with Chicken



Hokkien Noodles with Chicken Recipe


1 tbs sugar
1 tbs light soy
1 tbs shao shing wine (or sherry can be used)
1/2 tsp sesame oil
400/500g chicken thigh fillets, sliced

2 tbs shao shing
1 tbs sugar
1 tbs light soy
1 tbs oyster sauce
1 tbs malt vinegar
1/2 tsp sesame oil

The Rest:
1 onion, sliced
1 tsp minced ginger
1 x 450g pk hokkien noodle
1/2 cup spring onion, sliced
1/2 red caps sliced
1/2 cup snow peas
1 carrot julienne

Marinade the chicken pieces for about half an hour.
Put …

Curry and Coffee


Ok, so my London adventures have seen me visit The Tower of London, Oxford Circus, Pimlico Markets and today, St Pancras Station.

I have had a pub meal of fish and chips with a pint of Guinness, bought my groceries at Sainsbury’s, cooked up English pork sausages and bacon and eaten more than my fair share of crisps. Actually, I love trying the chips and chocolate of any country I visit. They’re always just that little bit different.

And today, I had yet another quintessential British food experience. I ate take-away curry, and not just any curry but the …

Where have I been

I know, I know….I’ve been out of touch for a while. But I have just moved to London, check out the view from my kitchen window;

I can watch Battersea go by as I wash my dishes (alas, no dishwasher). It’s amazing how you take for granted things you have learnt throughout your life. Things no one ever told you, but you know all the same from experience or social osmosis. What brands are good ones in a supermarket? What direction is this place or that? What are the phone companies called? How do you get a bus ticket? My …