25 November 2014

Recipe: Marinated lamb rump with quinoa salad


Recently I shared a recipe I created for Belmont Forum as part of their Christmas promotions. In total there were four dishes I made for them to publish, so I'd like to share with you another of the dishes - my marinated lamb rump with quinoa salad.

24 November 2014

Chilli chilling at Szechwan Zen, Northbridge


When people talk about Chinese cooking, it tends to fall into a generic group that doesn't specify origin, style or even distinguish itself within what is a rather large category. I don't think it's a bad thing, but rather misunderstanding that there are so many intricate styles of Chinese cooking that to specialise in them all it would be a magnificent feat! There's actually eight different cuisines of China which include Anhui, Cantonese, Fujian, Hunan, Jiangsu, Shandong, Szechuan and Zhejiang. You may recognise a couple of those - particularly Cantonese, which is synonymous with all Asian barbecue fans.

23 November 2014

A long table dinner at The Naked Fig, Swanborne


Summer is fast approaching, and with the changing of seasons comes beautiful sunsets and vivid colours filling our skies. We're so fortunate in WA to live in such an incredible state, with beaches close by, clear weather most days and opportunities galore. Every time I feel like life is getting too much, or I'm feeling overwhelmed, I just remind myself how lucky I really have it. This is definitely something I was thinking about as I looked out at the setting sun over the water at Swanborne, taking a moment before heading inside to The Naked Fig - our dinner venue for the evening.
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