Asparagus Casserole

Ok, so I know what you’re thinking – asparagus casserole does not sound like the kind of thing you want to tuck into right now.  You need to trust me on this one – it’s really delicious. Nana used to roll this out as a side dish whenever there was a gang to feed. It…

Salad Dressing

If you have the following ingredients in your pantry at home you can quickly rustle up a dressing to transform the most basic of fresh greens into a delicious meal or side dish. The quality of dressing will depend on the quality of your two main dressing ingredients: oil & vinegar. Right now I’m loving balsamic…

Beetroot and Goats Cheese Salad 

It amazes me how many people who aren’t keen on beetroot or goats cheese in isolation love them together in a salad. Unlike some salads this one works all year round.  First make the dressing:  Mix together – 1 tbsp lemon juice, 1 tsp dijon mustard, 1 tsp honey, 2 tbsp walnut oil, a pinch…

Blue Cheese Nicoise Salad 

We rustled up this salad for lunch yesterday, instead of a tradional Tuna Nicoise we went for blue cheese instead – a very tasty combination. My daughter made the dressing, a red wine vinaigrette (which we’ve called All Blacks Dressing – see below!) Ingredients Couple of handfuls of washed spinach leaves Cherry tomatoes (halved) Green…

Easy Peasy Tasty Gravy 

Sometimes you would think the gravy was the main event in our house. At the end of the meal there is a rush for any remaining gravy which is slurped up with spoons. Making gravy is really simple and there is just no comparison to the ready made stuff. It all starts with the roasting…