Conversations in Vegetables Stock

I am usually quite good at using up vegetables before they spoil. I wish I could be more like Alex, and plan my weekly meals, but I am much more of a reactionary cook based on what ingredients are present and what inspires me. Let me tell you, this is where Stephanie Alexander’s The Cook’s Companion…

Huevos Rancheros (Spanish Eggs)

Again, I can make no claims to the authenticity of this dish but it has been on breakfast café menus around Melbourne for some time now. I’m not sure whether it is traditionally a breakfast or dinner dish, but I made it for dinner this week and it was thoroughly enjoyed. I can see why…

Cottage Pie

Winter is fast approaching here in Melbourne. As the temperature drops, the clouds darken and the kitchen becomes a welcome place of comfort and warmth. What better way to feed such desires than a cottage pie? I’ve been making this for many years and have yet to receive any complaints. It’s easy to increase the quantity and freeze the spare pie for…