Saturday 28th January 2012

Oysters Kilpatrick

Cooked Tiger Prawns with Garlic Butter,
grilled Chorizo and Asparagus Spears

I had a quiet night at home with my neighbour's dog to keep me company.

He's soooo adorable!
He found Simba's soccer ball that Mum left at my house after his last visit.

Friday 27th January 2012

Big Breakfast!

Thursday 26th January 2012


I had to work today but some of the Benoit gang headed down to Mandurah to try their luck catching us dinner. Success!

They got about twelve good sized crabs and since they did all the hard work, I helped to chop them up. There was much squealing from me since some of the crabs were still alive and even if they weren't, they seemed to squirm a bit when I drove the cleaver through them.

Benoit cooked Chilli Crab - sooooo spicy and yum!
We had as much as we could for starters and then put the rest aside for the main course.


Dessert was Kong's homemade Green Tea Ice Cream.
It hadn't had enough time to set properly and the heat caused it to melt before I could dig my spoon in!

Wednesday 25th January 2012

Oh dear, I have really really really fallen behind on my posting! I've been so busy with work and housekeeping that the last thing I want to do when I get home and is turn the laptop on!


Today we put together some platters at work.

Tonight Dad, Jocelyn and David came over for dinner to ring in the Chinese New Year.

Lo Hei for the second time this week!

Jocelyn cooked a Thai Red Duck Curry...with fruit!

I was a bit skeptical when she put in the grapes and lychees, but it did taste good!

I made a crappy som tam (green papaya salad) because I didn't have all the ingredients.

Tuesday 24th January 2012

We had a girls night out at the Moonlight Cinemas in Kings Park, watching the 'Grease Sing-A-Long' movie! We packed a nice healthy picnic!


Monday 23rd January 2012

Surf & Turf
Scotch Fillet with Butter Roasted Potatoes, steamed Beans & Chilli Garlic Prawns

Sunday 22nd January 2012

Today I gave Jocelyn and David a hand moving house so we stopped by David's parents' house for lunch. Yum! Homecooked Vietnamese cuisine!

Vermicelli and Pork Balls
Pork Cutlets
Pork Belly and Egg Soup

The pork belly dish was absolutely divine! All that deliciously tender pork belly that melted in your mouth! Jocelyn had better learn how to make that dish!!

Later at night, we were all exhausted so thankfully Mum made dinner and brought it over for us. To celebrate the Chinese New Year, we also enjoyed the lo hei with some smoked salmon. Yum!

Saturday 21st January 2012

I had some of the ladies I used to work with over for afternoon tea today. Everyone arrived with a plate each and as usual, it was too much food!

I put together a platter.

Mum made sushi for us.
Check out the gorgeous little rabbits she made with the cherry tomatos!

I toasted some pane di casa rolls with fresh basil, sliced tomatoes and bocconcini.

Eileen's Curried Eggs

Alice's Oyster Roll

I made some fresh Guacamole.

Gorgeous heart shaped bread!

A work colleague is back in Perth for the summer and she came over to hold a Masterclass in my kitchen. So cool! Her mum makes this dish and she brought me some leftovers once and it was awesome!


I bought the marrows from my local fruit and veg store and Nadine set to work removing the insides with some specialised tools. They're similar to apple corers except the metal bit that goes into the apple is more slender and longer. I need to find me some of these tools!

Once the insides are all removed, we made the stuffing. We panfried some good quality beef mince until it was just cooked with a dash of olive oil and some of Nadine's Mum's special blend of spices. We added the beef to some rice that had been washed and rinsed.

We arranged the stuffed marrows into a heavy set pot, poured in some chicken stock and placed some slices of fresh tomato in. We slowly boiled them with the lid on for about an hour (I think!) until the marrows were done and the rice was cooked and beginning to spill out from the cavities in the marrows.

We served them with fresh natural yoghurt.


Friday 20th January 2012

Lamb Steak with Asparagus

Thursday 19th January 2012


Today we threw together a simple lunch at work.


These little Tomato and Caramelised Onion Quiches were awesome!

Monday 16th January 2012

Last night I made some tomato sauce with lamb neck rosettes. I also made some chicken breast schnitzels and I made a sort of burrito with it.

Chicken schnitzel with homemade Tomato Sauce.

I packed up the rest of the sauce with some pasta for work dinners.

Sunday 15th January 2012

95 Market Street, Fremantle

We caught up for lunch in Fremantle today. The weather was warm but there was a gorgeous cool breeze. We wandered up the cappuccino strip trying to find somewhere enticing for lunch. We eventually settled on Sandrino because they advertised the best pizza in Perth, except we didn't actually end up ordering pizza!

I had the Veal Bianca Sandwich with Fries - $16.5

Ivy had the Chicken sandwich.

Shop 5, 113 Collins Road, Willetton

Again, we find ourselves in this restaurant for dinner. Mum likes the food here and it's always been a challenge to find a Chinese restaurant that serves food that Mum likes.

Spinach with Crab Meat Sauce

I saw a guy eating this Mee Goreng and asked the manager to order it for us.

Crispy Pork Ribs

Steamed Tooth Fish

Sizzling Beef

Ice Cream with Red Bean for dessert!

Jocelyn loves her Ice Kachang!