The Best Chicken or Turkey Gravy

The Best Chicken or Turkey Gravy

Making the best chicken or turkey gravy comes down to two requirements, those tasty, caramelised and flavoursome brown bits on the bottom of the pan after roasting our fowl along with some of the fat and pan juices, and really flavoursome stock, most preferably homemade.  Let’s face it the gravy we serve for our holiday […]

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Crispy Smashed Potatoes with Walnut Chilli Dressing

crispy smashed potatoes with walnut chilli dressing

  Crispy smashed potatoes with walnut chilli dressing are going to send you into a spin. Crunchy, golden and crispy potato served with sour cream and topped with a delicious dressing. The dressing is made by simmering olive oil, walnuts and anchovies till the walnuts are toasty and golden. Then quickly add some finely minced […]

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Thai Basil and Ginger Dressing

Thai Basil and ginger dressing

  Thai Basil and Ginger Dressing is a delicious and punchy dressing that brings salads to life. We encountered this recipe through the famous Thai Spirit House restaurant in our neck of the woods. It originally was the dressing used for their  Roasted Sweet Potato, Avocado and Pickled Ginger Salad .   The dressing is also […]

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3 Quick Classic Sauces You Need

30 second whole egg mayonnaise

3 Quick Classic Sauces You Need to add to your sauce arsenal. Hollandaise, Béarnaise and Mayonnaise are the trio of the ‘aises’ sauces. Each is egg yolk based with oil added for mayonnaise and melted butter for Béarnaise and Hollandaise. These sauces can have a reputation as being difficult to make but we promise these […]

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Foolproof Béarnaise Sauce

Foolproof Béarnaise Sauce Technique

Foolproof Béarnaise Sauce uses a stick blender, a narrow jar and hot melted butter to produce a great béarnaise in minutes. No more whisking and whisking and whisking over a double boiler. Two minutes from go to whoa for the whisking part and you’re there. Buttery, rich, tarragon flecked classic French béarnaise sauce, the perfect […]

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Easy Hollandaise Sauce – in less than 60 seconds!

easy hollandaise sauce

  This is the same great recipe, it was just time to give it a facelift. This Easy Hollandaise Sauce – in less than 60 seconds! is unbelievably quick and easy to make. You’ll be putting up eggs benedict in a flash. The sauce is emulsified with a stick blender in a jar and is […]

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60 Second Condensed Milk Mayonnaise

condensed milk mayonnaise

We grew up with Mum’s condensed milk mayonnaise. There was always a Tupperware container of it in the fridge ready to smear on an egg salad sandwich, and considering we grew up on a poultry farm there was always, always tonnes of eggs …..remind us to tell you just how many we used trying to […]

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Basil and Cashew Pesto

Basil and cashew pesto

  Basil and cashew pesto Full of summer fragrance, bright green basil leaves whizzed up in seconds to make this perfumed pesto. Basil and cashew pesto is a wonderful standby to quickly jazz up a pasta dish or toss with steamed veggies or dollop alongside grilled fish or chicken. One of our favourites is as […]

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