23 November 2014

Festival Francais de Melbourne 2014

On a glorious Melbourne Spring day, three little ladies went to France.

Well, we went to the 2014 Melbourne French Festival.

France without the 23 hour flight.


With champagne in my belly and a baguette and cheese under my arm, I was one very content mademoiselle.

Merci beaucoup Melbourne!

20 November 2014

The Brussels Sprout !

When you think of brussels sprouts, do you think of over boiled, mushy little grey balls on a plate?   You know what I'm talking about.....that smelly little vegetable your mum placed on your dinner plate and insisted you eat before leaving the table.  

Well, I certainly remember.

Now, however I have a completely new memory.  One tasting of freshness and zing.

If you give this recipe a try, you too might be able to banish those evil memories.....

Brussels Sprout Slaw


18 brussels sprouts
1 red onion
3 tbsp sour cream
juice of 1 lemon
1 tsp dijon mustard
Sea salt and pepper

Serves 6 as a side dish


  1. Using the fine shredder attachment on your food processor or a mandolin, finely slice your brussels sprouts and red onion, giving the sprouts a good wash.
  2. In a separate jar (or bowl), place the sour cream, lemon and mustard and give a good shake to combine.  Season well and adjust the consistency by adding more lemon juice or a little water. (This can be made a day in advance).
  3. At least 1 hour prior to serving, mix your dressing through the shredded sprouts and onion thoroughly.  

I personally like to dress the salad a good hour before serving as it helps to soften the sprouts a little.

18 November 2014

Best Sister Ever !


What a dish.  

What a simple recipe....5 gorgeous ingredients that blew the taste buds out of my mouth and put the biggest smile on my face.

Yep, I'm a simple gal!