Avocado, feta, tomato and basil – a heavenly combination

These four ingredients work well together whatever they’re working with. Pizza, pasta, sandwiches… even as a salad, there’s not much else you’d need. Well today I needed a tasty snack in a hurry – as in 5 minutes ago! Threw the avo, feta, tomato and basil together atop toasted spelt bread, popped in under the…

Bruschetta with baby asparagus and marinated goats feta

Bruschetta is one of my all time favourite sandwiches as it doesn’t need much to make it memorable. It’s usually quite a simple creation of only a handful of ingredients, and it never fails to please. This variation uses grilled baby asparagus, goats cheese and a little fresh thyme for a tasty autumnal brunch or…

bruschetta: king of open sandwiches

As tomato season begins to wind down here in Sydney, I desperately try to incorporate them into everything I eat (aside from desserts, although I am open to suggestions?). One of my favourite sandwiches features the humble tomato unlike any other: Bruschetta Pomodoro. Bruschetta is an antipasto dish which originated in Italy. It refers to…

sweet, sweet sandwiches

Of all the different arrangements of sandwich fillings you commonly see on the menu in cafes, canteens, and restaurants, in recipes discussed on blogs, websites or cooking shows, or those created and drooled over during cooking demonstrations, very rarely will you see a sweet sandwich. Now why is this? I suppose it’s because we have…

the Ploughman’s

The “Ploughman’s lunch” has been referred to in text as early as 1394 and at this time, it referred to a meal that included bread, cheese and of course, beer. More recently in 1950s England, The Cheese Bureau began to advertise the Ploughman’s in pubs. War-time rationing had ceased and they were looking for a…

the machinery

Toasties, grilled sandwiches, jaffles or cheesy-toasts…¬†Whatever you like to call them, you’ll need a sandwich press to make one. Toasted sandwiches are a divine, often cheesy, flavourful comfort food which can be served as a stand alone meal, or as an accompaniment to soup or salad – because let’s face it.. no one ever filled…