All posts tagged: feta

5-Ingredient Carrot and Feta Fritters

I’m of the opinion that fritters are really quite good at capturing the tail end of summer and the very beginnings of autumn. They’re best served with fresh, crunchy salad, but are themselves shallow fried, edging us in to the comfort of stodgier treats to come. Plus, they’re orange. Anything that practically brings itself together and has an ingredients list I can count on one hand is always alright by me, and this ticks both of those boxes. You can whip up a quick salad while the fritters are frying and have the whole shebang on the table in 15-20 minutes, if you’re inclined towards speedier kitchen habits. If I could give you two tips, they’d be the following: Serve the fritters with sweet chilli sauce, or a spicy chutney, anything sweet and dippable, it brings everything together beautifully. When clearing up afterwards, pour excess oil into a container for recycling (this is a thing) and then mop up the very last dregs with kitchen towel before attempting to wash up, to avoid greasy slicks …

Spring Pasta Salad (perfect for packed lunch)

This month, Cate in the Kitchen turned three years old. I didn’t bake a cake, I didn’t write a blog post, I didn’t even really pay my own personal anniversary much notice until the past couple of days. When I got to thinking, I realised that this blog is a really different space than it was three years ago. I’ve grown as a writer, I’ve widened the net a little in terms of the content I produce here, and I’ve almost completely stopped publishing recipes – which was pretty much my sole purpose when I first started blogging. I don’t know why that is, exactly. It could be that consistently publishing new recipes takes a shit tonne of planning time that I no longer have, or that recipes just don’t do so well when it comes to traffic, or that my creativity is being channeled elsewhere. I’m always doing new things with food, but those experiments and discoveries and adventures tend to happen only on social media now, and never make it onto the blog. I …

Pea Avocado Feta Fritters

Avocado, Pea and Feta Fritters

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again because it’s always relevant: my best recipes are always completely unplanned and born out of a desire to use up a few ingredients to make room in the fridge, or more often than not these days a desire to use whatever small amounts I have in to avoid having to go food shopping in my lunch break. I wasn’t expecting this to be anything all that special. This was half an avocado that I’d forgotten about at the back of the fridge from last Monday night that somehow hadn’t rotted beyond recognition, the tiny little portion of peas that had been clogging up my freezer drawer for too long and feta that had seen better days. But my current obsession with turning pretty much everything into something frittery (see: dill sweet potato cake) turned those wholly unimpressive ingredients into a lunch worth telling my friends about. Which is what I’m doing right now. This probably isn’t healthy, but it contains two different green things and Nigella …