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sharing recipes from one generation to the next

Chocolate Cinnamon Sorbet

My new ice cream churn has led to lots of experiments. The biggest success so far has been Creamy Berry Gelato, but after concentrating on fruity flavours, Greg Malouf’s recipe from … Continue reading

October 21, 2014 · 14 Comments

Miso Glazed Roasted Eggplant

Miso is a new ingredient in my kitchen. My past miso eating experience has been limited to soup and a few attempts at eating oily miso eggplant at below average … Continue reading

October 16, 2014 · 16 Comments

Zucchini, mint and feta fritters

Vegetable fritters are a lunchtime favourite in our house. The usual choices are sweet corn, cauliflower, carrots and zucchini, sometimes alone, other times mixed together. I usually ad lib making … Continue reading

October 14, 2014 · 17 Comments

Toasted Sesame Seed Dressing

Our dinner table has acquired a much anticipated Japanese aesthetic. The new Japanese cookbooks in my library and the stock of Japanese groceries in my pantry have led to a … Continue reading

October 9, 2014 · 28 Comments

Greg Malouf’s Muhammara

Greg Malouf’s name is revered in Melbourne’s food scene. In the 1990s he made a name for himself fusing the flavours of his Lebanese birthright with the Irish heritage of … Continue reading

October 7, 2014 · 24 Comments

In My October Kitchen

In my kitchen it’s cherry blossom time and I’m about to embark on the exploration of simple Japanese food. After spending hours in the bookshop browsing, I bought two new … Continue reading

October 2, 2014 · 36 Comments

Cheat’s Choc Cherry Trifle

This is quick and clever twist on wine trifle. Generally I would spend a lot of time making a cake and preparing rich egg custard, but just occasionally, when time … Continue reading

September 30, 2014 · 9 Comments

Cullen Skink

After the resounding success of my replica British seafood pie, I felt emboldened to try my hand at Cullen Skink, a delicious hearty chowder of potatoes and smoked haddock. This … Continue reading

September 25, 2014 · 34 Comments

Asparagus salad, hazelnuts, lemon, capers

The arrival of locally grown new season’s asparagus is like a billboard announcing the demise of winter. As the weather slowly warms, the first purple tipped, green spindly spears transform … Continue reading

September 23, 2014 · 23 Comments

Pickled Ginger

The versatility of ginger makes it THE most useful aromatic in my kitchen. Dried, ground and combined with deep earthy sweetness of molasses, cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg I use it … Continue reading

September 18, 2014 · 21 Comments

Rustic Egg and Bacon Pie

While enjoying lunch of leftover macaroni cheese with bacon a few weeks ago, for just a fleeting instant, the flavour transported me back to early childhood and the Royal Melbourne … Continue reading

September 16, 2014 · 12 Comments

Saffron risotto with seafood

I have a thrifty streak that afflicts me in the strangest way. It doesn’t drive me to hunt down bargains, compare prices or choose the cheapest option, but after I’ve … Continue reading

September 11, 2014 · 17 Comments

Creamy Berry Gelato

I didn’t waste any time after the delivery of my new ice cream churn to start experimenting. With great  enthusiasm, I launched myself into inaugurating the sleek new toy. Without … Continue reading

September 9, 2014 · 16 Comments

Marcella Hazan’s Chicken Cacciatore

Marcella Hazan’s Classic Italian Cookbooks have sat on my bookshelf for at least two decades, but I have to confess that there is little I have cooked from them. I … Continue reading

September 4, 2014 · 27 Comments
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