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sharing recipes from one generation to the next

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 · 14 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

In my September kitchen

The last days of August in Melbourne were a taste of spring, beautiful clear blue skies and mild temperatures. the weather can be such a tease….. Feasting my eyes on … Continue reading

September 2, 2014 · 42 Comments

Blood Orange Polenta Cake

I was in Italy when I first marvelled at the sight of a cut blood orange. Tasting the intensely flavoured fruit simply reinforced my infatuation. It was April 1997. I … Continue reading

August 28, 2014 · 31 Comments

Perfect Roast Chicken

It’s easy to take for granted that your blog followers share with you the same basic understanding of cooking but defining that “basic” is like interpreting “normal.” Shaped by experience, … Continue reading

August 26, 2014 · 26 Comments

Crispy cocoa swirl coconut meringues

Pesky egg whites, the freezer seems to be over run with batches of three. The choices for using them seem so limited, all meringue based, pavlova, macaroon, macarons. A little … Continue reading

August 21, 2014 · 23 Comments

Super Seafood Pie

It’s three years since we departed for an epic five month journey to the UK. In my typical style it’s the food we ate during our journey that is my … Continue reading

August 19, 2014 · 29 Comments

Savoury Spelt Scone Scrolls

It’s the fifth annual Internatioanal Scone Week in the blogoshere, hosted by the wonderful Celia at Fig Jam and Lime Cordial. Perusing the recipes that were contributed in 2012 and … Continue reading

August 14, 2014 · 31 Comments

Pickled ‘n’ Spiced Oranges

We are not gravy lovers. While I understand the attraction of this well loved umami laden sauce, I find it generally masks the flavour of the food it accompanies. Mustard, … Continue reading

August 12, 2014 · 24 Comments

Quinoa flour and yoghurt flatbreads

No one is more surprised about the success of these flatbreads than I am. In the days when I was still able to eat wheat I would buy wholemeal flour … Continue reading

August 7, 2014 · 31 Comments

The Cookbook Guru – Marbled Tea Eggs

This month’s Cookbook Guru‘s task is to take a recipe book from our own library and promote it’s virtues as a contender for 2015’s booklist. Today I made Marbled Tea … Continue reading

August 5, 2014 · 19 Comments

In My August Kitchen

I can never complain that my life is monochromatic. In the month of July we’ve actively grandparented for 2 weeks, travelled interstate, and survived (just) a super virulent bout of … Continue reading

August 1, 2014 · 62 Comments

Carrot and Cornmeal Soda Bread

Adapting to eating within the constraints of the FODMAP diet has taken time. Learning to cook without onion and garlic and giving up apples and pears have been quite an … Continue reading

July 31, 2014 · 33 Comments

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