Beef Bourguignon

This week’s recipe idea is another of my all time winter favourites. It’s warm, decadent, sumptuous and delicious – Beef Bourguignon. This dish takes about a half and hour to prepare and an hour to cook but is so worth the wait! Ingredients 1 tablespoon good olive oil 200g cured…

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Green Thai Curry – best ever!

This week’s recipe idea is inspired by this icy cold weather and my love of curries – this week its green or red Thai.  The great thing about curry pastes (whether green, red, Indian or laksa) is they are so good for you and can also be used as a…

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Ligurian Braised Chicken

This Ligurian Chicken dish, combines the flavour of roasted chicken (traditionally rabbit is used!) with the Mediterranean fragrances of wine, olives, fresh tomato and rosemary. It finishes in a heartwarming and heady combination that is so tasty and moreish! Serves 5 to 6 and takes about 30 minutes to prepare.…

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Poulet Vallée D’Auge

Poulet Vallée D’Auge is a traditional French dish from the Normandy region of Pays d’Auge, the land of butter, cream and delicious pears and apples – just like our local Gippsland region! So it’s no surprise that a dish from that region would feature all of these delicious things. Serves…

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Veal Osso Bucco – delicioso!

This dish is so easy and healthy. For added nutrition,  serve with Asian greens or fresh steamed Kale and Zucchini. Serves 4 to 5. INGREDIENTS 1/4 cup (60ml) olive oil 2 brown onions, chopped 2 carrots, chopped 2 celery sticks, chopped 1/2 Fennel bunch chopped 2 local garlic cloves, crushed 1/4…

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2Brothers brewery – Award winners again!

This weeks meet the producer – Introducing our local award winning brewing duo – Dave and Andrew from 2 brothers Moorabbin brewery – our local brewery and one of the best in Australia…how lucky are we to have these local champions in our local community! From humble beginnings this awesome…

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Hampton Hives Honey

This week’s ‘meet the producer’ is the very special and knowledgeable Dr Nikolai from Hampton hives honey. Dr Nik is our local Bayside Bee expert on all matters relating to these very special insects, without which our gardens and farms would be without any fruit, vegetables or flowers…imagine a world…

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Monkfish with fresh spinach & feta

This is so easy and healthy, you will make it again and again. For substance serve with brown rice or pasta/noodles and add some extra greens, Gippsland fresh Beans and Snow Peas would be a great addition. Serves 4. 2 teaspoon cumin seeds 4 x 150 g Monkfish fillets (or…

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