Tag Archives: Rocket

Roasted Beetroot Salad with Honeyed Walnuts and Marinated Goats Cheese.

I’m roasting beetroot for one of my favourite summer salads. And yes. These crimson orbs come from my father’s garden. Of course. Roasted to a nutty deliciousness. Combined with peppery rocket, bitter radicchio, sweet honeyed walnuts and unctuous marinated goats cheese. Layer upon layer … Continue reading

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What’s for Breakfast? Sweetcorn Fritters With Roast Tomato.

This time when we returned from Canberra the boot of our car  was filled with plums, tomatoes, sweetcorn, spinach, sweet basil, capsicum, cucumbers and zucchini. All freshly picked from my father’s garden. And two enormous bunches of hydrangea in hues … Continue reading

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Sustainable Seafood. Hawkesbury River Squid. Calamari Fritti with Rocket and Lemon.

These little beauties are Hawkesbury River squid. Caught locally. Purchased at the Sydney Fish Markets early this morning. Sourced from a small, well managed estuary fishery. Ready to be transformed into Calamari Fritti for dinner tonight. Another firm family favourite. … Continue reading

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Herbed Couscous Salad with Leek, Sweet Potato and Red Capsicum.

Couscous. Sounds exotic. Contrary to popular opinion its a pasta, not a grain. Made by mixing semolina with water, and then shaping it into little “grains”.  Pasta or grain. It doesn’t really matter.  This Moroccan staple  is extremely versatile and pairs well … Continue reading

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So Very Refreshing. Shaved Lemon and Fennel Salad with Rocket, Currants and Almonds.

Its Melbourne Cup Day in Australia. The race that stops a nation. Literally at 3.00 pm. A day for sweeps, calcuttas and flutters at the races all over the country. Hats and pretty dresses. Long lunches and champagne. Its going … Continue reading

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Crab, Chilli, Garlic and Tomato Tagliatelle with Rocket and Lemon

I stopped by the fishmonger this morning intending to buy some fresh flathead fillets for dinner and froze dead in my tracks. Flathead fillets were $52.99 a kilo! I was stunned. In my mind flathead, delicious as it is, certainly isn’t a delicacy and shouldn’t be … Continue reading

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Fast and Delicious: Pea and Rocket Soup

This is my go to dish when I am tired, stressed or have simply over-indulged, as was the case this weekend. Its fast and easy to whip up, and so delicious. Who would have thought that a humble bag of … Continue reading

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Spinach and Three Cheese Pie. Not Quite Spanakopita. Not Quite Quiche

We returned from our visit to Canberra with a carload of  fresh, seasonal vegetables courtesy of my father’s garden: asparagus, beetroot, celery, cauliflower, spring onions, spinach, silverbeet, rocket, lettuce, raddicchio, snow peas and parsley. Beautiful organic produce in copious quantities. My children adore my … Continue reading

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