Home-style potato chips

Everyone loves crispy home-style potato chips.  Not the thin crispy style…the thick style with crispy skin and tender potato inside. There are a lot of ways to cook the ‘perfect chip’, and I’m not debating them here. But here is one way that is easy and a lot of the work can be done ahead…

Grilled and marinated eggplant and red (bell pepper) capsicum

We were going to our friends Andrew and Sarah for dinner on Saturday, and wanted to bring a snack to precede dinner. So I decided to grill and marinate eggplant and red bell peppers. It’s so quick and easy, and so rich and tasty. Cut 2 eggplants lengthwise in 1/2 inch thickness, and grill on…

Garlic and red wine pork sausages

This recipe is from Charcuterie by Michael Ruhlman and Brian Polcyn.  These sausages are succulent and juicy, with a robust garlic flavour and red wine base.  I might have made them too garlicky, though, not that the recipe called for too much garlic but I used local Gippsland garlic I bought at a Farmer’s Market,…