Chicken Drumsticks with Pear and Celery Marinade – Thermomix

Domestic Diva - Chicken Drumsticks with Pear and Celery Marinade -Thermomix

While flicking through my Thermomix cook books for inspiration, I discovered that the Chicken Cacciatore recipe in the Meat on the Menu cookbook cooked the chicken drumsticks in the Thermomix bowl! I was fascinated, surly they would be ripped to …  [Continue Reading…]

Roasted Pear, Chilli and Saffron Jam

Domestic Diva: Roasted Pear, Chilli and Saffron Jam

I wanted to make my husband something special for breakfast on Father's day. His most favourite thing to eat is chilli, the hotter the better... mmmm so maybe I had ulterior motives, because I also wanted it to be something that master 10 and I could …  [Continue Reading…]

Failsafe Chinese Dumplings and Chive Pancakes with Dipping Sauce

Domestic Diva: Failsafe Chinese Dumplings

Dumplings were another dish that we sampled regularly while travelling in China. There was nothing like buying them straight from the street markets, the tastes and smells were an amazing experience. The locals were so quick to make them, it was like …  [Continue Reading…]

Princess Ikea Kura Bed Makeover

Domestic Diva: Princess Ikea Kura Bed Makeover

I know it's not food related... but I have another little DIY project I want to share... When my youngest was old enough to move out of a toddler bed, I started searching for a suitable bed that both my girls could share. Most bunk beds scare me with …  [Continue Reading…]

Jelly Cups

Domestic Diva: Jelly Cups

What is it about jelly that kids love? Fun food, it wobbles, looks funny and brings a smile to any face. I keep getting requests to make jelly.   For some reason I have always put making jelly in the too hard basket, why I have not idea... it's so …  [Continue Reading…]

Lasagne – My Big Batch Failsafe Version

Domestic Diva: Big Batch Failsafe Lasagne with pizza garlic bread

My son's absolute favourite meal is lasagne. When my children ask what is for dinner when this is on the menu, the response is always "Garfield's favourite!" and they know exactly what is coming. Of course lasagne is traditionally made on a base of …  [Continue Reading…]

Chinese Style Filled Steam Buns & Easy Chicken Noodles with Magic Sauce

Domestic Diva: Chinese Style Steamed Buns

I love Asian food and have been fortunate to travel to China and Hong Kong a few times to visit my parents while they worked in an orphanage over there. With their local knowledge, I got to experience real food cooked by the locals. My son loved the …  [Continue Reading…]

Caramelised Pear Crumble Layered Dessert

Domestic Diva: Caramelised Pear Crumble Layered Dessert

 Each element of this dessert is so simple, yet seems to create something just a little special when all put together in layers. It is an easy dessert to make when having guests for dinner or want to impress the family. The best thing is, it's …  [Continue Reading…]

Crab Risotto with Mascarpone

Crab Risotto with Mascarpone

 We have made two discoveries recently. The first is that Miss 4 adores crab meat and can't eat enough of it. The second discovery is mascarpone which Miss 6 and I can't stop eating!  I was actually going to buy some mascarpone when I discovered a …  [Continue Reading…]

Lamb Chop Tagine with Saffron Cous Cous and Pear Chutney

Domestic Diva: Lamb Chop Tagine with Safron Cous Cous

I am excited about this recipe, it was a joint venture created with my husband and a huge success with everyone coming back for seconds. The meat was not cooked for long, yet was so tender and melted in your mouth. All the elements and textures …  [Continue Reading…]