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chirashi-zushi also called scattered sushi

Chirashi Zushi | Scattered Sushi

On our travels in Japan we’ve enjoyed chirashi zushi from Osaka all the way up to Sapporo.  It’s a delicious bed of perfectly seasoned sushi rice topped with anything from a layer to a mound of fresh seafood, vegetables and other condiments.   We’ve had…

Beef sausage rolls recipe

Beef Sausage Rolls

With Australia day approaching I like to have a batch of sausage rolls handy for picnics or when friends stop by.  This recipe is fast to put together, the uncooked rolls can be frozen and cooked later or the cooked rolls can be stored in the…

Chocolate chip cookies

Chocolate chip cookies

Our predicted week of tropical summer wet turned into just the one day of rain.  It was very much appreciated by my garden and the water tank but now the sun is back and the humidity is climbing so this weekend we’ll head on up to the…

Review of Madame Wu Brisbane Review 7.7

A review of Madame Wu in Brisbane

We recently headed into Brisbane CBD with good friends for a relaxed weekend lunch.  The area along the river is packed with restaurants of all styles and price points and on a sunny day, which lets be honest is most days in Queensland, it really is…

Baileys chocolate truffles

Baileys chocolate truffles

At this time of year the kitchen is in a constant state of production, with getting ready for the big day, all the events in the lead up and a bit of pre-planning for New Years celebrating.  There’s a temptation for each creation to become…

Styles of sushi

The many forms and styles of sushi

We adore Japanese food and nothing beats fresh sushi whether it’s served up near Omi-Cho in the coastal city of Kanazawa or in a tiny sushi restaurant outside Tokyo’s famous fish market.  To be honest we’ve had some amazing sushi all across the country.  We adore…

Chocolate brownie slice

Fast chocolate brownie slice

This slice is quick to make and it’s always popular.  We spend most of our free time in the summer exploring the local and not so local area so I like a fairly robust slice to take in the picnic box.  I hate it when…

Cranberry & Balsamic Sauce

Festive Cranberry and Balsamic Sauce

Well the decision’s been made to move away from our southern hemisphere tradition of a seafood based Christmas lunch to have turkey and all the trimmings this year.  I’ve already stocked up on cranberries and started experimenting with sauces and chutneys to accompany the Christmas…

Strawberry coated chocolate truffles

Festive strawberry dipped chocolate truffles

I grew up as a Kiwi kid and nothing else says Christmas and summer parties to me like freshly picked strawberries dipped in chocolate. Here in Queensland we get some of the biggest, juiciest and sweetest strawberries I’ve ever tasted but they all ripen in…

Brewing the perfect Soy Matcha Latte

I posted a while back about all my favourite Japanese teas and that while I love the pungent and slightly bitter edge to a well made traditional matcha my own efforts never lived up to my memories of those perfect brews in Japan. They failed…

An interview with Adam Liaw - love this mans cooking style

An Interview with Adam Liaw

At last months Brisbane Good Food and Wine show I was fortunate enough to get to sit down with Adam Liaw and ask a few questions about his food journey. Many Australian Foodies will know of Adam Liaw.  He was the winner of Season 2…

Sweet corn fritters with fresh herbs

Herbed Sweet Corn Fritters

It’s that time of year for casual outdoor lunches with friends and picnics at the beach.  This recipe is super versatile making a light meal with the fritters served hot along side a salad with sides of chilli dressing, sour cream or guacamole to heap…