Tarting with Reece Hignell

Stephen treated me to an online cooking class with Master Chef contestant, Reece Hignell. Reece lives in Newcastle, NSW, owns Cakeboi Bakery and is known for his love of baking tarts. Reece is very cute and young. His playfulness, youth and innocent wit reminded me somehow of comedian and actor, Josh Thomas. In the online…

Life Is Uneventful

We haven’t posted much as of late because currently life is pretty dull. Not complaining, happy to be a hermit and enjoy the continued peace. Anti-mask protests seem to be the thing to do around the globe at the moment. I find it strange to protest staying healthy and safe but I’m not too bothered…

Messy Chef

We’ve been watching the new series “Amy Schumer Learns to Cook” on Netflix this week. I love Amy and I find the banter between her and her husband, Chris, funny and authentic. The basic idea is Chris – a professional chef, teaches Amy how to make delicious, healthy and easy meals. The show really highlights…

Sushi

I just made sushi for dinner and I’m feeling like a culinary wizard. I know that’s silly given how many people make their own sushi and how easy it is. There is something deeply satisfying about learning something new and also about making something by hand. I feel giddy.

Lockdown Culture Trip – Week 9

  Seychelles Ah, paradise. That amazing water and uncluttered white sand beaches. Would so love to be there right now, instead we are there in spirit. Today we made banana fritters to celebrate this tiny island nation in the Indian Ocean. Scotland Tonight we made Cranachan ice cream. The cream was sweetened with brown sugar…

Lockdown Culture Trip – Week 8

Andorra We loved the mountains and fresh air while camping in Andorra la Vella in 2013. It was such a refreshing change from the heat and humidity we had left behind in Barcelona. Today for lunch we made a cream of mint and pea soup served with homemade potato chips, yum! Lithuania Today we made…

Lockdown Culture Trip – Week 7

Morocco We visited in 2015 with our dear friends. A little city, sea and a bit of the mountains, it was wonderful! Tonight we made a turnip and prune tagine to celebrate this special place. It sounds strange, but was delicious! A beautiful broth laden with spices (cinnamon, ginger, cumin and saffron) and honey. Venezuela…

Lockdown Culture Trip – Week 6

Cyprus Today we made Louvi (black eyed beans) for lunch. A very traditional Greek and Cypriot dish that every family has their own recipe for. It so reminded me of the southern US cooking my dad made at home with black eyed beans, greens and a spicy vinegar. So good! Egypt We visited Sharm el-Sheik…

Lockdown Culture Trip – Week 5

Israel Oh Israel, I cannot wait to travel again and visit your beautiful country and dine on your fabulous food. A last minute meal thrown together tonight was perfect for and autumn night. We were impressed with all of the Israeli trivia we dug up. Many bright minds doing amazing work. Latvia Tonight we made…