Making life delicious, one recipe at a time.

Making life delicious, one recipe at a time.

Month: September 2013

Drinks and clinks

While I love drinking wine, martinis and draught beer, I’ve never been sufficiently moved to write about it. Over the last year however, I’ve made some truly wondrous discoveries that are worth sharing. When I first arrived in England it was summer and we were introduced to the tradition of Pimm’s. Difficult to describe and certainly not a beverage of note in Australia, a jug of Pimm’s, lemonade and summer fruits is a sensation. But a sensation that costs a fair bit and with the summer that followed our first, not a sensation worth investing in frankly. So we put …

The Olde Bell in Hurley

In the last days of the summer holidays, my mum kindly took the boys for a couple of days and Adrian and I had the chance to check out some of the less child-friendly pubs in the area. I’ve had my eye on The Olde Bell in Hurley for a while now but their menu was best left for a fine-dining kind of night. OK, so we didn’t have an evening of chilled-out sophistication mapped out, in fact, we had a meeting with a mortgage broker at 8pm, so we had an hour to eat. But then, we’ve always been …

Pogača

It’s been weeks now since my holiday in Croatia and I still think about the meal that Captain Tomislav cooked up for our island picnic. I am yet to try making popara, the light fish stew that he made because I’ll have to get my hands on some crab and prawns in the shell, and in my limited daily routine – this will not be easy. So in the meantime I have consoled myself with something much easier to rustle up; pogača or pogacha. When some friends visiting from Prižba came to stay with us when I was a teenager, …

The Dew Drop Inn

I felt the change of seasons in the air a few days ago. Waking up it’s cool in the mornings and in the evenings I’ve had to put a jumper on for the first time in months. While we are still being spoilt with sunshine and warm days I sense that we’ve turned the corner into autumn. You won’t hear me complaining. As much as I’ve relished the warm and sunny days of this spectacular summer I am looking forward to cooler nights, brisk mornings and the colourful fading of summer’s glory.IMG_2891

With the kids at mum’s for the weekend, …