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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 · 10 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 · 22 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 · 13 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 · 40 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

Chestnut ‘n’ Walnut Meringues

Alice Medrich’s award winning Flavor Flours has been on my bookshelf since January. It makes inspiring reading if you’re avoiding wheat in your diet. Dedicated to baked goods, not one … Continue reading

June 18, 2015 · 19 Comments

Miso Roasted Cauliflower

Meat and three veg was the norm for dinner when I was a kid, meat cooked well done and vegetables boiled for half an hour. Potatoes and carrots could withstand … Continue reading

June 16, 2015 · 33 Comments

The Summer Menu | June 2015

Originally posted on The Dinner Party Collective:
? The Summer Menu | Northern Hemisphere | June 2015 Apéritif Cava, Spain Appetiser/Starter Fresh Summer Salad with Tangy Buttermilk Lime Herb Dressing…

June 13, 2015 · 2 Comments

Braised Lamb Shanks with Port and Rosemary

Winter in Melbourne isn’t harsh by world standards. Bleak damp days are interspersed by driving rain and bone chilling winds with crisp clear days of glorious sunshine for respite. I … Continue reading

June 11, 2015 · 30 Comments

Crunchy Polenta, Caponata, Poached Egg

Having a retiree in the house is a challenge at lunch time. There are only so many cheese toasties a man will eat, so when preparing dinner I try to … Continue reading

June 9, 2015 · 27 Comments
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