Around the World in 80 Dishes

The book for this review was provided with compliments of, however all images and opinions are my own. Debbie Loftus’ Date and Coffee Loaf HELP. There’s no more room on my bookshelf. It’s gotten to the point where I’ve now starting stacking books on top of each other and cramming them into the tightest […]

Garlic & Ginger Grilled Prawns – and a giveaway!

This grill pan was provided free of charge by Kitchenware Direct for the purposes of this review, however all images, text and opinions are my own. Apologies for the absence, folks! There’s been a lot of happenings here in the world of your Kitchen Wench. Lots of ups. Lots of downs. And lots of in-between! Part of […]

Boozy white nectarine & elderflower slushie

A few weeks ago, our stick blender finally gave up the ghost – making it the second stick blender and 5th blender to go belly-up in our household over the past few years. Yikes. Unlike those berks over at Blendtec who try and blend everything except blocks of concrete, the worst that we ever put […]

Korean marinated bbq beef short ribs

Dear vegetarian readers who are squeamish about meat, This post is not for you. Contained below is a LOT of squealing about meat. And photos of slabs of cow. With loving regards, Ellie xoxo It’s been a fair while since I posted a Korean recipe up here, but here’s one that I’ve been wanting to […]

Take-away pizza party

So, I’m not a huge fan of take-away pizza since I prefer making my own, but I’ll admit to ordering it every now and then when I’ve got a particular hankering for that deep, wood-fired flavour that you just can’t replicate with a standard domestic oven. Thankfully I have an INCREDIBLE little Italian restaurant a […]

Pulled Pork – stovetop style!

Anyone who spends a reasonable amount of time in the kitchen will be able to tell you that every cook has their preferences for cooking utensils. Some people, for example, say there’s no need to spend hundreds on expensive pots and pans and that a $5 jobby from the supermarket does the job just fine. […]


Earlier this month, the folks from the online kitchen supplies store Kitchenware Direct decided to drop me a line and ask me whether I would be interested in a sort of sponsorship deal – they would send me random kitchen items for me to try out and then post honest reviews about. The fact that […]

Tarte Tatin w/ sour cream shortcrust pastry

People often avoid various foods for any number of reasons. For example, my kid sister sat at the dinner table tonight, very carefully corralling the rather chunkily cut mushrooms to the side of her dish in anticipation of relocating them to another dish where they might be more happily welcomed. Personally, I used to loathe […]

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