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Stuffed Baby Eggplants

We have a hard working mate who often has fresh seasonal vegies to share. This morning he dropped by quite early with baby eggplants and silverbeet. No sooner had he … Continue reading

April 24, 2014 · 22 Comments

Bramble Berry Crumble Slice

The blogs I follow cover a vast range of genres. Posts about food, fashion and photography, creative writing and political satire, gardening, arts and handcrafts, social history and photography arrive … Continue reading

April 22, 2014 · 16 Comments

Wild Barramundi topped Potato Galette with Tapenade

Very fresh fish needs little embellishment. It doesn’t need batter or crumbs and it doesn’t need sauce or spice. The quality will shine when it’s quickly cooked and carefully seasoned. … Continue reading

April 20, 2014 · 21 Comments

Making Raspberry Jam

At the end of the summer holiday season there’s a random assortment of leftover packaged food in my beach house kitchen. Family and friends visit loaded up with good things, … Continue reading

April 17, 2014 · 8 Comments

Savoury Zucchini Cake

Mild buttery zucchini (courgette) is the most versatile vegetable I bring into my kitchen. In Australia, zucchinis are in season year round and as the price only fluctuates slightly, I … Continue reading

April 15, 2014 · 29 Comments

“The New Book of Middle Eastern Food” – Rose Scented Rice Pudding

  I couldn’t resist making another recipe from Claudia Roden’s “The New Book of Middle Eastern Food” to contribute to the Cookbook Guru. AA Milne’s Mary Jane threw a tantrum … Continue reading

April 13, 2014 · 18 Comments

Butterflied Pork Loin with Bittersweet Cumquat Sauce

When you are a cook, conversations about food stimulate creativity, of that there is no doubt. Sadly I don’t all have a foodie friend who as at my beck and … Continue reading

April 10, 2014 · 28 Comments

Hazelnut, Orange and Cinnamon Quince Crumble

Orange and cinnamon are the perfect complement to the heady perfumed flavour of quince. It’s temping to add cinnamon sticks, orange zest and vanilla beans to the quince poaching liquor, … Continue reading

April 8, 2014 · 12 Comments

Ruby Red Quinces

Quinces have made a serious comeback in Melbourne. Once scorned as impossibly hard and gritty, quinces are now commanding a high price at the local Farmers Markets as aficionados get … Continue reading

April 6, 2014 · 21 Comments

April Cookbook Guru “The New Book of Middle Eastern Food”

Cooking with Claudia My stained and battered copy of Claudia Roden’s “The New Book of Middle Eastern Food” has been in constant use in my kitchen for at least 20 … Continue reading

April 3, 2014 · 22 Comments

In My Kitchen, April 2014

One month of autumn has disappeared in a flash and again it’s time to join the monthly international and incredibly interesting In My Kitchen forum hosted by Celia at Fig … Continue reading

April 1, 2014 · 32 Comments

Sticky Oatmeal Apple and Walnut Muffins

My chief taster is a rev head, not a petrol reeking boy racer with greasy hands but the ardent admirer of expensive automotive engineering. Lucky for us his lanky frame … Continue reading

March 30, 2014 · 11 Comments

Slow Roasted Autumn Tomatoes

I feel a sense of urgency as the warm days fade, a compulsion to enjoy as many sweet autumn tomatoes that I can before the weather chills. I find ways … Continue reading

March 27, 2014 · 12 Comments

Marieke’s Eggplant Pickle

My family are pickle and chutney lovers. They won’t settle for a commercial product off the supermarket shelf, or even a gourmet product from the deli, they want their sauces … Continue reading

March 23, 2014 · 26 Comments
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