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Sesame Baked Fish

 I can still remember the very first time I made this dish. I was a stay-at-home Mum with a 3 month old baby daughter named Leah and I was hosting … Continue reading

May 28, 2015 · 3 Comments

Same grapes different wines

  If you’re a lover of food, an interest in wine seems a natural flow on. I have no training or expertise in this area, but I’ve been privileged to … Continue reading

May 26, 2015 · 18 Comments

Spicy Stir Fried Beef with Eggplants

  Minced (ground) meat is often looked upon as a second class citizen by carnivores, a throwback to a time when butchers made their mince from scraps and trimmings of … Continue reading

May 21, 2015 · 25 Comments

Parsley Pesto Dressed Romano Bean Salad

Reluctant to give up the last vestiges of autumn vegetables I recently bought a large bag full of Romano green beans. Many recipes you read using these wide flat beans … Continue reading

May 19, 2015 · 29 Comments

Oat and Walnut Crackers

 We fell head over heels in love with oat crackers while in New Zealand, not traditional Scottish Oatcakes which we treat like old friends but sassy crunchy crackers with nuts. … Continue reading

May 14, 2015 · 22 Comments

Lime Cordial for the cocktail hour

Rational thought flies out the window when the seasonal price of limes plummets. I can’t resist the bulging green net bags priced under $4 per kilo. My behaviour is irrational. … Continue reading

May 12, 2015 · 22 Comments

Rabbit in Mustard Cream Sauce and The Margaret Fulton Cookbook

 Margaret Fulton and I go back a long way, a very, very long way. Receiving a copy of The Margaret Fulton Cookbook as an engagement gift from an Aunt and … Continue reading

May 7, 2015 · 23 Comments

May in My Kitchen

It’s the beginning of May, time to clear away my mess and open the kitchen door to show you what’s been happening here recently. As always thanks to the lovely … Continue reading

May 5, 2015 · 35 Comments

Zucchini Butter

 If I had to name one vegetable I couldn’t live without, it would be zucchini. It’s lucky to earn that honour because my real favourite, tomato, is a fruit. Zucchini … Continue reading

April 30, 2015 · 25 Comments

Apple Taste Test – Part 2

 After my apple dessert loving husband recently taste tested six common apple varieties found in Australian fruit shops and supermarkets, we decided to subject apples purchased from the Melbourne Slow … Continue reading

April 28, 2015 · 15 Comments

Date, Orange and Bitter Leaf Salad

  My third post for The Cookbook Guru, inspired by Paula Wolfert’s “The Food of Morocco” is  Orange, Leafy Green and Date Salad. I loved the idea of this salad the … Continue reading

April 23, 2015 · 24 Comments

Apple Taste Testing: Part 1

 There has been a lot of discussion about apple desserts in my kitchen in the past week or two. I‘ve recently posted two recipes, Apple Tarte Tatin and Apple Walnut Pie, … Continue reading

April 21, 2015 · 23 Comments

Apple Walnut Pie

The are many many instances in which the old saying “opposites attract” is true in my marriage. My darling husband has a sweet tooth, a very sweet tooth. I do … Continue reading

April 16, 2015 · 30 Comments

Slow Cooked Lamb Shoulder with Browned Almonds

 Roast lamb was once Australia’s national dish, lamb roasted in the English style with the vegetables sizzling in the pan drippings around the joint. The ubiquitous Anglo Aussie Sunday roast … Continue reading

April 14, 2015 · 34 Comments
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