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Walnut Frangipane Tart

In another life we lived in a modern family home abutting a large grove of old trees, a conglomeration of European and American decidious varieties interspersed with mature walnut trees. … Continue reading

July 2, 2015 · 18 Comments

Slow Braised Veal Shin

WARNING: soapbox speech! The morals issues associated with the consumption of veal are divisive. Images of doe eyed calves fuel emotional animal rights arguements that subsume the facts about veal … Continue reading

June 25, 2015 · 37 Comments

The Winter Menu | June 2015

Originally posted on The Dinner Party Collective:
? The Winter Menu | Southern Hemisphere | June 2015 Apéritif/Pre-Dinner Drink Wine – Northern Hemisphere: Champagne or Crémant, France / Franciacorta DOCG or…

June 20, 2015 · 2 Comments

Chestnut ‘n’ Walnut Meringues

Alice Medrich’s award winning Flavor Flours has been on my bookshelf since January. It makes inspiring reading if you’re avoiding wheat in your diet. Dedicated to baked goods, not one … Continue reading

June 18, 2015 · 19 Comments

Miso Roasted Cauliflower

Meat and three veg was the norm for dinner when I was a kid, meat cooked well done and vegetables boiled for half an hour. Potatoes and carrots could withstand … Continue reading

June 16, 2015 · 31 Comments

The Summer Menu | June 2015

Originally posted on The Dinner Party Collective:
? The Summer Menu | Northern Hemisphere | June 2015 Apéritif Cava, Spain Appetiser/Starter Fresh Summer Salad with Tangy Buttermilk Lime Herb Dressing…

June 13, 2015 · 2 Comments

Braised Lamb Shanks with Port and Rosemary

Winter in Melbourne isn’t harsh by world standards. Bleak damp days are interspersed by driving rain and bone chilling winds with crisp clear days of glorious sunshine for respite. I … Continue reading

June 11, 2015 · 30 Comments

Crunchy Polenta, Caponata, Poached Egg

Having a retiree in the house is a challenge at lunch time. There are only so many cheese toasties a man will eat, so when preparing dinner I try to … Continue reading

June 9, 2015 · 27 Comments

Margaret Fulton’s Excellent Chocolate Mousse

Chocolate mousse had it’s moment of glory in the 1970s.  My preference was always for a small pot of dark dense intense mousse made with bittersweet chocolate, more closely related … Continue reading

June 4, 2015 · 53 Comments

In My Kitchen June ’15

Come have a peek at what’s in my wintery kitchen. Celia at Fig Jam and Lime Cordial hosts this informative In My Kitchen series, an opportunity to visit food bloggers … Continue reading

June 2, 2015 · 42 Comments

Sesame Baked Fish

 I can still remember the very first time I made this dish. I was a stay-at-home Mum with a 3 month old baby daughter named Leah and I was hosting … Continue reading

May 28, 2015 · 20 Comments

Same grapes different wines

  If you’re a lover of food, an interest in wine seems a natural flow on. I have no training or expertise in this area, but I’ve been privileged to … Continue reading

May 26, 2015 · 20 Comments

Spicy Stir Fried Beef with Eggplants

  Minced (ground) meat is often looked upon as a second class citizen by carnivores, a throwback to a time when butchers made their mince from scraps and trimmings of … Continue reading

May 21, 2015 · 25 Comments

Parsley Pesto Dressed Romano Bean Salad

Reluctant to give up the last vestiges of autumn vegetables I recently bought a large bag full of Romano green beans. Many recipes you read using these wide flat beans … Continue reading

May 19, 2015 · 29 Comments

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