Orzo with Crayfish, Peas and Sorrel

When we moved to Canada from Australia, I could only take a few cookbooks with me. One of the ones that made the cull was Karen Martini’s Feasting cookbook – some sample recipes are on her website. On my birthday back in June, Dr. Skorpio treated me to a home-cooked weekend lunch. I could select…

It’s healthy, you’ll like it!

Once in a while Dr Scorpio gets into one of his healthy phases where he tries to insist we eat salads and watch our food intake. This is the dish he tends to bribe me with – Salmon steak on a salad of roast beetroot, roast potatoes, rocket and horseradish cream. This is a warm…

Passatelli with Prawns

Our favourite Italian restaurant in Pyrmont is Libiamo. We’ve had amazing dinners there such as Wild Boar Pappardelle and Passatelli with Prawns. Passatelli is a pasta made with breadcrumbs, parmesan and egg. It is formed in a dough and pushed through a passatelli machine (we used a potato ricer). The result is noodles of pasta…

Fish Tacos

Another recipe from the Food Safari website. I was following the USA series and saw the recipe for fish tacos. It looks really yummy and healthy to boot so I thought I would give it a go. It was pretty simple. I omitted the chillies from the salsa as I didn’t have any. We did…

Seafood dinner

The best thing about living across the road from the fish market is being able to have seafood for dinner on the weekend, especially on those warm Sydney summer nights. We usually get sashimi, prawns and oysters. For special occassions we may get some balmain bugs or WA lobsters. Crack open a bottle of bubbly…