Archive for February, 2010

Tasmanian Scallop Pie

We were in Tasmania recently, the home of the famous Tasmanian Scallop Pies. “The quaint tradition of putting premium Tasmanian Sea Scallops into a pie began on the Hobart wharves in the early 19th Century. This taste sensation has remained a uniquely Tasmanian delicacy only available on the Island.” So says The Ross General Store, […]

Masterchef Celebrity Judges Pressure Cooking Final

Justine from Masterchef judges the Multi-cultural teams cooking under pressure for the title of “Bankstown Chef’s Challenge Winner”

Cumin Spinach Chickpea Dip

Try this easy recipe that is not only healthy but versatile as a dip or as a substitute for mashed potato. Makes about 3 cups Ingredients 400g canned chickpeas, rinsed and drained 1 cup (200g) chopped, blanched spinach 1 cup thick Greek-style yoghurt 2 tablespoons lime juice, or to taste 2 cloves garlic, crushed 1 […]

Growing your own tomatoes – it could be easier than you think

Growing your own tomatoes – it could be easier than you think Tomatoes are one of the easiest plants to grow. Here are a few tips that might help get you started. Once you’re harvesting have a look at the article ‘How to use up all those tomatoes‘ for recipe ideas or try out the […]

Green tomato & walnut cake

Green tomato & walnut cake A delicious but simple cake using green tomatoes which are simply picked while still firm and under ripe.  Even if they have developed a slight pink tinge they can still be used as a green tomato but once they really start to colour red it’s best to use them in other recipes. Makes […]

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