News

Gorgeous Garlic and Herb Mayo

  If you remembered to plant your garlic in winter then about now you'll have a gorgeous influx of freshly harvested bulbs. 95% of the garlic used in our house ends up going in this super easy and delicious herby mayo - we slather it on everything from eggs to roast vege's, sandwiches and salads. The recipe can easily be doubled, tripled and more 2 egg yolks 2-3 cloves garlic 1/4 cup wine vinegar 1t mustard (whole grain or dijon or a mixture of both) salt handful of fresh herbs, parsley, mint, chives, basil (optional) 1 cup rice bran oil...

Read more →


Winter Soul Food - (Lazy-woman's) Lamb Curry

Even though looking at the mountains you would believe it was winter - the short days had me hankering for comfort food. I call this my lazy-woman lamb curry because it's just so easy and it's one of those recipes you almost always have all of the ingredients in the cupboard for. If you're missing one of the spices just substitute it for something else or leave it out - the curry always seems to turn out well. The Recipe Roughly chop 1 large onion and cook in a heat proof casserole (or oven proof pot with a lid) with...

Read more →


Venison Wellington

This is the ultimate meal next time you're entertaining, surprisingly easy just a little fiddly - but melt in your mouth delicious and VERY impressive (if you're into that sort of thing!). Take a large-ish Venison Denver Leg fillet or if you're feeling excessive some Venison backsteak. Allow about 100-125g per person. For 600g of venison you'll need 300g of mushrooms, 6-8 rashers of streaky bacon and 1 pack of ready rolled flaky puff pastry. First, sear the venison all over in a hot pan - 2-3 minutes each side, then put on a plate and place in the refrigerator while...

Read more →


Asian Inspired Wild Duck Salad - Recipe

When I first moved in with my husband (then boyfriend) one of my first jobs was to empty (sanitise) his bachelor freezer, I unearthed untold numbers of dried up little carcasses all neatly bagged and labeled "Duck, May 05", "Duck, May 06" etc etc etc, this was great apart from the fact it was then 2010 and the frozen duck collection filled more than a couple of frosty boxes in the freezer depths. Don't get me wrong, I love the tradition and social event that is our annual Duck Shoot, but I am a little averse to killing something you...

Read more →


Autumn foraging - Chesnuts wrapped in bacon

While kicking around the duck pond on a lazy Saturday afternoon we collected a good handful of Chestnuts. The time is now - so if you've got a tree get out there and gather, these little beauties are far too good to waste. They are prickly little things but I've found if you stomp on the spiky husk then roll your foot around, the nut pops free and saves your fingers. So have a go at roasting your own - then make them twice as good by wrapping in bacon. Soak the nuts in water for 15 minutes then make sure...

Read more →