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sharing recipes from one generation to the next

Spicy Buckwheat Gingerbread Cake

This is not the first recipe for spicy gingerbread cake that I have shared. The first was my Grandma’s recipe, a cake that I used to make regularly because it … Continue reading

March 5, 2015 · 4 Comments

In My March Kitchen 2015

I’ve abandoned my kitchen for a few weeks and left it in the capable hands of my house minder. As you read this I’m swanning around New Zealand’s north island, … Continue reading

March 3, 2015 · 29 Comments

Saffron Rice Pudding, Slow Roasted Plums

Rice pudding has warm and fuzzy connotations for me. Whenever my Mum baked a roast dinner she would put a simple English style baked rice pudding in the bottom of … Continue reading

February 26, 2015 · 26 Comments

Parsnip and Smoked Almond Skordalia

The origins of skordalia are firmly planted in Greece. A traditional garlicky puree of either potatoes, moist bread or almonds emulsified with olive oil, it’s occasionally served as a dip … Continue reading

February 24, 2015 · 13 Comments

Amarena Cherry Stuffed Amaretti

There is a funny story attached to this recipe. Having friends around is always an excuse to bake, to spread not only the love, but the calories. And so it … Continue reading

February 19, 2015 · 26 Comments

Carrot Tagine with Yoghurt and Preserved Lemon

We have a wonderful independent bookstore in Melbourne named “Readings.” They have survived and grown in spite of the digital book age and were glorious victors in a full frontal … Continue reading

February 17, 2015 · 32 Comments

Aussie Olive Salt

If you read my post “Indulging the Senses in Hobart” you might remember the wonderful dining experience we enjoyed at “Ethos. ” After enjoying a 64C egg served with sourdough, … Continue reading

February 12, 2015 · 20 Comments

Jane Grigson’s Greek Bean Stew

It’s no secret I hold the late English cookbook writer Jane Grigson in high esteem. She came to food writing in the post WW2 period when the English were entering … Continue reading

February 10, 2015 · 25 Comments

Indulging the Senses in Hobart

Last week were took a grown ups’ holiday to Hobart in Tasmania. I’m ashamed to say it’s twenty years since we’d last set foot in the “apple isle”, but lured … Continue reading

February 5, 2015 · 15 Comments

In My February Kitchen 2015

In My Kitchen during January, birthday candles were lit in my honour, the number so large that we had to check the fire ban ratings on the day. I received … Continue reading

February 3, 2015 · 37 Comments

Prawn Salad with Avocado Wasabi Cream

Prawns sold cooked are a wonderfully quick meal, but I have finicky eater in my house who prefers their meat and fish filleted and prawns ready peeled. I’m finicky too. … Continue reading

January 29, 2015 · 24 Comments

Boumiano – The Cookbook Guru

Jane Grigson’s “Vegetable Book” is a handy reference to turn to when confronted with a glut of seasonal vegetables. I don’t have a vegetable garden, but I do have a … Continue reading

January 27, 2015 · 20 Comments

Gluten Free Blueberry, Almond and Coconut Muffins

I have to confess to having a “black hole” in my pantry where containers of rarely used ingredients end up out of sight, out of mind. I recently discovered an … Continue reading

January 22, 2015 · 15 Comments

Terrine Chez Moi

  My friend M is like a bowerbird. He collects good quality cast offs and hand me downs and adds them to his already vast hoard. He’s choosy though, he … Continue reading

January 20, 2015 · 16 Comments

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