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Parsnips, Pine Nuts, Parmesan and Parsley Salad

At my favourite Farmer’s Market last week I was surprised to see bunches of baby parsnips piled high amongst the spring greens. Roasted parsnips are always well received on our … Continue reading

December 18, 2014 · 23 Comments

Mustard Pickled Zucchini

Top shelves and out of the way spaces in my house are filled to bursting point with an accumulation of memorabilia and things I might need one day. Bitten by … Continue reading

December 16, 2014 · 23 Comments

Walnut Cinnamon Cake with Candied Walnuts

Book Clubs have been a large part of my adult life. When my kids were young the few hours at the monthly meeting was one chance to be me, Sandra, … Continue reading

December 11, 2014 · 28 Comments

Salmon Roe Sushi

I unwittingly qualified for a freebie at the market last week. Along with the bundle of super fresh fish I’d just bought, my favourite fishmonger handed me a numbered ticket … Continue reading

December 9, 2014 · 24 Comments

Shredded Wombok Salad with Tomato Dressing

The weather is a constant topic of conversation in Melbourne probably because it’s continually changing. We’re either waiting for a cool change, rain, a warm day or perfection in the … Continue reading

December 4, 2014 · 26 Comments

In My December Kitchen

It’s heating up in my December kitchen. With less than four weeks until Christmas day, preparations are underway to stock the fridge to help cope with the pressures of the … Continue reading

December 2, 2014 · 46 Comments

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 · 30 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 · 31 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 · 50 Comments
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