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Bacon and Asparagus

Bacon Asparagus Skewers

These bacon and asparagus skewers make a great hors d’oeuvres, side at a BBQ or as an entrée when entertaining guests.  You can wrap the bacon around the asparagus in traditional way but for a quick and easy option just thread them onto skewers.  If you are using wooden skewers then soak them overnight so they don’t […]

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Fettucini Carbonara

Fettucini Carbonara

A mid-week pasta dish is a winner for the whole family.  Easy for the cook to prepare and delicious for the family to eat.  Dishes like this use staples we are all likely to have in the fridge and pantry.  I know I always have a pack of bacon in the fridge.  You can also […]

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oktoberfest

Oktoberfest

Did you know that Oktoberfest is the world’s largest fair with more than 6 million people attending Munich every year and maybe not so surprisingly that about 7 million liters of beer are drunk. It seems to me that there are two essential ingredients for any good Oktoberfest celebration – PORK and BEER.  So just in […]

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Fettucini Carbonara

Fettucini Carbonara

I’d say Fettucini Carbonara is one of those classic flavours but I love it as its so quick to make and a nice and cheap weekday family meal. Ingredients: 500g fettuccini pasta 250g pasture fed bacon, thinly sliced 300g mushrooms, sliced 120g spring onions (save a couple of sprigs for serving) 4 cloves garlic, crushed […]

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Spaghetti Bolognaise

Sneaky Vegie Bolognese

Spaghetti Bolognese must surely be a staple in any household.  It certainly is in mine with two teenage boys!  Plus its a great way to hide lots of nutrients. Ingredients: 4 Tbsp olive oil 1 brown onion, finely chopped 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped 2 sticks celery, finely chopped 1 carrot, grated 100g pumpkin, grated 2 zucchini, […]

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