Croatian Jam Kiflice

Kiflice look like adorable little croissants but with a shortbread texture and (usually) a tart, plum jam filling. Sometimes walnuts. Occasionally apples.

Rosti Tray Bake

Shredded sweet potato acts as the base and the layers just build from there. Roasted truss tomatoes, smashed avo, sour cream, capers, rocket and dill. Then some smoked salmon for a final flourish.

Sriracha Prawn Noodle Salad

Even though it’s now autumn, I’m still savouring summer tastes while the warmth lingers. This Sriracha Prawn Noodle Salad is an easy please.

The Best Cheat’s Meatballs

Some time ago I subdued my neuroses and decided that a few cheat options in the pantry is ok. Nay, bloody awesome. Thanks to a couple jars of pasta sauce and some pesto, these meatballs will take you more than five minutes but are finished well before you might be saying “I give up, pass me the wine”. 

Mutti Polpa Oyster Risotto

Instagram is filled with people getting free stuff. Recently, I was delighted to be one of those people. Even more delightful that the brand doing the giving was one I have been praising for ages: Mutti.

Polenta with Mushrooms

For me, the idea that polenta is somehow ‘cool’ or ‘fancy’ is a bit like if you heard that in Mongolia, fine dining restaurants serve rissoles with gravy.

Zucchini Club Frittata

Long have the zucchini gods frowned upon me… until this year. I’m finally in da club.

Whole Box of Ferrero Brownies

Mid November, I could devour a Ferrero Rocher. But come January, I physically can’t put another one in my mouth. At Christmas I counted eleven boxes given to our family as a collective. That’s too many. What are we supposed to do with all of these?

Kitschy Wreath Bikkies

My kids are down to plain crackers for recess, the house is strewn with scraps or wrapping paper and I’m pretty sure I haven’t showered since Friday night: strap yourselves in, people, it’s almost Christmas!