Tapas-style foodie ideas…


Lamb with beer and roasted garlic – – – – – – – - 12-16 French-trimmed organic lamb cutlets 8 large cloves garlic 2 standard bottles ale/lager Salt and freshly ground black pepper A few fresh thyme sprigs Olive of for frying – – – – – – – - Preheat oven to 180˚C (350˚F). [...]

Mid November goodies


Katie’s quick Shepherd’s pie with roasted garlic cheesy mash – – – – – – – - 600g lean organic beef mince (ground beef) 1 brown onion, finely diced 3 large cloves garlic, minced 2 cups beef or chicken stock 1½ tablespoons tomato paste 1/3 cup Worcester sauce 3 tablespoons HP sauce 3 tablespoons BBQ [...]

Back to the regular swing of things :)

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Pearl barley and puy lentil salad with roasted heirloom baby tomatoes, chorizo and baby radish INGREDIENTS 1 cup pear barley 1 cup puy (or French) lentils Large handful heirloom baby tomatoes Handful green beans Handful baby radish, thinly sliced 2 medium-sized whole chorizo sausage Juice 2 lemons Olive oil & EVOO Salt & freshly ground black [...]

A long overdue update :)

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Finally I have managed to get a little bit of time together to update the blog (!) It seems like AGES since I have written up a post, I had hoped to get one up a few weeks ago but alas, due to the manic workload on my plate, it didn’t eventuate, but thankfully in [...]

Melbourne report and a little hiatus….

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Two fabulous Melbourne restaurant finds; ChinChin and Coda, both located on Flinders lane in central Melbourne CBD This place ~ St. Ali, cooks my favourite poached eggs in Melbourne and serves them with a super spicy yummo relish. Great coffee, great atmosphere, cool design and wonderful staff (Hi Salvatori.….) Vasette – quite possibly THE best [...]

Cosmopolitan Magazine Fun, Fearless Female 2011 Winner (!!!) Woohoo!! :)


Image © Katie Quinn Davies 2011 HOLY MOLY I am totally THRILLED to announce I found out this evening I won the Cosmopolitan Magazine Fun, Fearless Female 2011 Award in the Blogger category (!!!!) A huge surprise and I am really very touched to have won. I want to fly the flag for all Aussie [...]

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