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Orange and Ginger Pickled Beets

We spent a leisurely ten days in Brisbane last month. On our first morning we chose a cafe at Eagle Street Pier on the Brisbane River for breakfast. The setting … Continue reading

November 27, 2014 · 16 Comments

Pickled Cherries

Twenty years ago we lived in the house of our dreams on a semi rural hilltop surrounded by cherry orchards. We all looked forward to Melbourne Cup Day, the first … Continue reading

November 24, 2014 · 25 Comments

Lamb Korma, Longhand

Don’t you just love it when dinner exceeds your wildest expectations. I have only ever owned a tiny mortar and pestle for grinding small amounts of spices but a few … Continue reading

November 20, 2014 · 33 Comments

Spiced Hazelnut-Cacao Brownie

During November the Cookbook Guru is cooking from the Australian Gourmet Traveller Magazine. I have already posted a potato and egg curry recipe which I loosely adapted to suit my … Continue reading

November 18, 2014 · 22 Comments

dukkah

Dukkah, a loose savoury blend of toasted and roughly crushed nuts and seeds blended with spices, has Egyptian origins. Traditionally it’s served with bread which is first dipped into olive … Continue reading

November 13, 2014 · 18 Comments

Molasses Ginger Cookies

Making biscuits and slices to satisfy my long skinny husband’s sweet tooth is the biggest cooking challenge of all if we strictly adhere to our wheat free diet. He really … Continue reading

November 11, 2014 · 36 Comments

Potato, coriander and egg curry

During the 1980s when my interest in food began to grow beyond preparing simple daily meals, a friend gave me a pile of food magazines, copies of the Australian Epicure … Continue reading

November 6, 2014 · 24 Comments

In My November Kitchen

In My Kitchen to start November there are some interesting new products and ideas. I’ve just returned from a late October visit to my daughter Leah @ The Cookbook Guru, … Continue reading

November 4, 2014 · 46 Comments

Salt and Pepper Pork Belly

My well loved wok is the cheapest I could find at the Asian stall in the local market and it’s now older than my adult kids. After carefully seasoning that … Continue reading

October 30, 2014 · 27 Comments

Cookbook Caution

Guilty of criticising cookbook writers whose recipes fail or disappoint, I recently read with growing disillusionment a post on the blog pages of Eat Your Books entitled “How Well Are … Continue reading

October 28, 2014 · 32 Comments

Chinese style braised beef short ribs

A significant proportion of Melbourne’s population has Chinese heritage. Some date the migration of their Chinese ancestors back to the gold rush era of the 1860s, but most have come … Continue reading

October 23, 2014 · 30 Comments

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 · 16 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 · 18 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 · 21 Comments
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