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Oysters six ways

Six delicious ways to enjoy oysters this summer! What you need Mixing bowl Serving plate Ingredients Lemon Derrr… um a lemon, cut into quarters (sorry this isn’t really a  recipe but this is my favourite way to enjoy fresh oysters!) Method: Drizzle a dash of lemon juice on each oyster, eat immediately. Try a dash of sriracha […]

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Carrot and Whiskey Soaked Raisin Tea Cakes

Carrot and whiskey + raisins, a match made in heaven! Moist carrot cake tea cakes kissed with spices, raw sugar and dotted with whiskey-soaked raisins. Each mouthful has the nice rich flavour of raisin and whiskey, which you are going to love! Don’t forget to hashtag #cookwiththemacadames when making Anisa’s recipes. What you need 12 hole muffin tray or mini cheesecake tin (i used […]

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Three summer brunch recipes to beat the back to work blues

It’s always painful heading back to work after the Christmas break. And after a full working week, the last thing you want to have to worry about is having to be somewhere on Saturday morning. After all the Christmas and New Year’s parties, a few lazy weekends are just what the doctor ordered – the kind where […]

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Bottoms up! DIY summer cocktails

Starting to get a little sick of wine? Me neither. But summer’s here to stay, so it’s probably time to mix it up a bit. That’s right friends – it’s time to dust off the hard liquor, bust out your favourite Hawaiian shirt and get your best Tom Cruise impersonation ready. It’s cocktail time. Embarrassingly, my first experience with something […]

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Transform your Christmas leftovers: Part III

It’s time to lift your game and prepare to turn what’s left of the Christmas aftermath into drool-worthy dishes that’ll keep that festive smile on your dial for a little longer. Did you miss the last two instalments? Find out how to transform leftover turkey, salmon, stone fruit and roast veggies into delicious dishes with Part One […]

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Five summer salads to start the New Year right

Ate your own body weight in Christmas ham and now considering buying full-body spanx and a caftan? I hear ya. And really, why should we stop now? I mean, it would be so easy to just keep on gorging all summer long. But c’mon! We’re better than that. So before you pop over to Costco to […]

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Transform your Christmas leftovers: Part II

Daydreaming about what you stuffed into your face for Christmas lunch? Me too. But now you’ve emerged from your food coma only to discover you’re somehow starving again and the thought of eating cold food straight from the fridge makes you want to gag. It’s time to lift your leftovers game and decide what in the name of […]

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How to turn your Christmas leftovers into mouth-watering meals

Happy Boxing Day! Welcome to the national holiday of sitting on the couch, watching the cricket, dialling up the aircon and looking blankly into the fridge. Christmas lunch is lots of fun to plan (we hope yours was!) but it can turn into an expensive exercise if you’re feeding a lot of people, amirite? So today, […]

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Canberra Chefs Do Christmas: Pod Food

At HerCanberra, we love supporting local – including (and especially!) Canberra’s many bars, restaurants, cafes and food trucks.  This festive season, we wanted to bring a touch of our favourite restaurants into our homes to share with family from far and wide. So we asked four top Canberra chefs to share one of their favourite […]

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Lazy Days Picnic Recipes

Picnics should be the ultimate in relaxed dining: short on rules and structure, big on ‘hands-on’ deliciousness. This fuss-free menu has all the ingredients for the perfect al fresco adventure. Cheese board Grab your picnic blankets and hamper and gather together a selection of hard and soft cheeses, fresh fruit, crusty bread, olives, marinated goat’s […]

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