Work has been flat out, I am tired, I have no voice and no patience I don’t really have time or resources at the moment to wow people with large dinners. This top shelf gnocchi is perfect for those moods everything is at hand or easily subsituted for things you’ll have just lying around in your pantry.
I’m all about quick and simple… or more quick and even simpler than usual. This recipe for spicy tomato gnocchi was already one of my favourite simple and affordable winter warmers but has been especially helpful over the last two weeks.
Happy Autumn! OOooooh all that autumnalness – the brown leaves, the cozy fires, the unseasonal heat wave we are having. Luckily tomatoes are still in abundance – extra lucky because I forgot to post the recipe for my roasted tomato pasta sauce earlier in the tomato season.
But let’s jump right in. I used to read a food blog that was all about cooking from scratch “down with the store bought sauce” it said,
You know what my new obsession is right now. Eating seasonally. I’m about 25 years late to the party, but nothing gets a season party happening quite like having your own vegetable garden – and some Summer Lovin’ Pizza.
Because of this veggie patch I know what’s really poppin’ this summer (and if you follow me on Instagram – you do to!) I’m talking about zucchinis. ZUCCHINI COMING OUTTA MY EYEBALLS.
Whether it’s cooking for you and yours at dinner or having a bunch of friends over for a little shindig it’s that time of year! Although I am an all season BBQer including donning a ski jacket in winter, summer BBQs are pretty special as fantastic way to escape the heat of the oven.
I made these wings when we had our first grown up BBQ.
Usually when you feel like taking an adventure you look to do something different, often doing something different means doing something far away… or sitting on the toilet watching all the celebs with their banging bods and oodles of money on a yacht somewhere (and realise you don’t even know how to spell the word). Recently, I was looking to do something adventurous with my Mum. Now that we live in different cities we either see each other at things or we try and have a normal weekend i.e.
Living in a share house or with a partner or your family or just generally been known by the moniker Ms 1800-Dial-A-Party, I rarely make dinner for one. And usually when I do it’s a great moment to indulge in breakfast for dinner. But, more regularly now I have one night every fortnight or so where I get to make dinner for just one. So I’ve decided to showcase some of the things I eat when I’m alone and for one night only make them presentable for your viewing pleasure.
Before I became amazing on Instagram stories – i.e. last weekend. I embarked on a personal journey of attempting plastic free July. Plastic Free July is one of those self-defined things… kind of like 48-hour famine was not but you made it so you could eat lollies but not real food. So I decided I would not purchase any food related items with plastic. Let’s be clear I was fully aware I would fail at the outset,
As you probably know by now, I aim to be a weekday vegetarian for environmental reasons. In winter, in Canberra, this can be very difficult to achieve without gaining a large amount of pasta weight. So for the last year I’ve been experimenting with delicious sides that are filling warm and full of vegetables (only vegetables). So here are my favourite two winter vegetable sides that will leave you with a sunny disposition.
I remember when I first moved to Canberra I was intent on going to the Farmer’s market. It had been a ritual for me in Sydney, although I must admit the markets in Sydney are open later so it was less of an effort. Anyway, I moved to Canberra 3 years ago, nearly to the day… so as you can imagine the seasonal vegetables were very… white. Years on I’ve embraced seasonality and the cold and there is nothing better than a delicious winter soup!