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Perfectly crispy roasted pork belly

In culinary terms, roasting is the application of indirect dry heat to food. Man has been cooking meat this way since he first learned to make fire. Archeologists have found … Continue reading

August 27, 2015 · 27 Comments

Going Slow…..

The Abbotsford Convent with it’s bleak history and Gothic architecture is a world away from the festive atmosphere of today’s Melbourne Slow Food Farmer’s Market. The buildings and vast grounds … Continue reading

August 25, 2015 · 24 Comments

Chocolate Choc Chip Cookies – Gluten Free

 In preparation for our relocation I’m reducing my pantry stock. I figure the fewer boxes we shift, the less there is to unpack at the other end. I only keep … Continue reading

August 20, 2015 · 14 Comments

Main meal miso soup

 I have always enjoyed delicate miso broth served with traditional Japanese restaurant meals. The delicate stock is made from just a few ingredients, but bonito flakes and kombu are essential … Continue reading

August 13, 2015 · 19 Comments

Polenta Tart – Chard, Porcini, Gruyere

Like the vast majority of Australians, my ancestors arrived by boat. They came for work prospects, for economic betterment and to secure a safe future. Curiosity about where we had … Continue reading

August 6, 2015 · 27 Comments

Passionfruit Cordial

  Passionfruit vines are very productive for the first few years of their life. My daughter recently harvested several large bagsfull from a rampant young vine that had grown to … Continue reading

July 30, 2015 · 16 Comments

Ossi Du Mordere

My daily life is in disarray! There seems to be a never ending procession of prospective property managers and furniture removalists parading through our soon to be vacated home. Once … Continue reading

July 23, 2015 · 30 Comments

Curried Carrot and Cashew Nut Fritters

I’ve been helping out with the Stephanie Alexander’s Kitchen Garden Scheme at my grand daughter’s school, helping the Grade 3 & 4 kids as they cook vegetable based recipes using … Continue reading

July 16, 2015 · 17 Comments

Creamy Veg Soup with Chard and Toasted Cumin

Soup with vegetables in the starring role is my favourite winter lunch. To empty the crisper draw of the week’s leftovers before I visit the Farmer’s Market, I make my … Continue reading

July 14, 2015 · 15 Comments

Pumpkin Scones: Gluten Free and Delicious

It’s school holidays again and I’ve been wracking my brain for simple baking ideas to help keep my granddaughters entertained in the kitchen. The difficult part is that the youngest … Continue reading

July 9, 2015 · 16 Comments

Comings and Goings In My Kitchen July’15

My life and that of my immediate family is in transition. It all began with the announcement that a new grandchild on the way. Very exciting news!! 2000 kilometres is … Continue reading

July 5, 2015 · 42 Comments

Walnut Frangipane Tart

In another life we lived in a modern family home abutting a large grove of old trees, a conglomeration of European and American decidious varieties interspersed with mature walnut trees. … Continue reading

July 2, 2015 · 20 Comments

Slow Braised Veal Shin

WARNING: soapbox speech! The morals issues associated with the consumption of veal are divisive. Images of doe eyed calves fuel emotional animal rights arguements that subsume the facts about veal … Continue reading

June 25, 2015 · 37 Comments

The Winter Menu | June 2015

Originally posted on The Dinner Party Collective:
? The Winter Menu | Southern Hemisphere | June 2015 Apéritif/Pre-Dinner Drink Wine – Northern Hemisphere: Champagne or Crémant, France / Franciacorta DOCG or…

June 20, 2015 · 2 Comments
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