Stuart Absalom

Christmas at Green Gables B&B was always a little bit special. We often had guests who simply wanted to be away from home, or overseas travellers, so it was important to make it special and homely. Preparing and serving a well-planned Christmas dinner was the focus. These two recipes are from our time at Green Gables—the first, as seafood is so fabulous in this area; the second I still make as it’s great for gifts, can be made as a log cake or as small, round, individual cakes and is delicious.


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Cauliflower salad with Lemon Dressing

Virginia White

We at the Triangle love sharing food and recipes with our family and friends. Food is what connects us to each other and the world we live in. Seasonal usually means inexpensive for us as there is a glut somewhere we can share in. This salad was inspired by seeing whole heads of cauliflower for $2 (admittedly at Woolies). The Walnut slice is a great one for the repertoire to share with a crowd … Read more »


Cobargo Cooks for Syria

At Well Thumbed Books last month we celebrated Syrian food with a view to helping the displaced children of war-torn Syria. We raised over $1200 in not much more than an hour, feeding a pop-up crowd of very generous donors.
We were inspired by the fund-raising concept of CookForSYRIA. Their story first started as a simple supper club, where a group of … Read more »

Chickpea and Eggplant Stew

2 eggplants
1 tsp each cinnamon, paprika and cumin
2 tsp za’atar (or dukkah)
Salt & pepper
Glug of olive oil
1 red onion finely diced
4 chopped tomatoes
2 tbsp tomato puree
1 tin diced tomatoes
1 tin chickpeas, drained and rinsed
3 tsp apple cider vinegar
Chopped coriander

Preheat oven to 200C. Chop eggplant into medium chunks about 20mm square (3/4”) into a large bowl. Sprinkle all the spices, salt and pepper over and drizzle a good glug of oil. Mix till everything is well coated and … Read more »

Kale Shakshuka

Cam Starr (Kitchenboys)

20 ml olive oil
1 onion, finely diced
2 garlic cloves, crushed
1 red capsicum, finely diced
2 long red chillies, finely diced
2 tbsp tomato paste
1 tsp each sweet paprika, smoky paprika, ground cumin
500 g crushed or diced tomatoes
½ tsp brown sugar
500 g kale, stalks removed and finely sliced
6 eggs
1 bunch flat leaf parsley, washed, roughly chopped

Fresh crusty … Read more »

Goan Fish Curry

Curry Bunga

Curry Bunga is a little Indian restaurant on Bunga St, Bermagui that offers quality, authentic Indian cuisine. Owner and chef, Nandini, has a pride and a passion for creating meals that burst with flavour and Curry Bunga has a loyal group of regular customers.
The menu changes constantly according to the availability of local produce and Nandini’s own creative whims, but you can bank on a range of meat, vegetarian and vegan options.
Everything Nandini makes, … Read more »