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Cheat’s Choc Cherry Trifle

This is quick and clever twist on wine trifle. Generally I would spend a lot of time making a cake and preparing rich egg custard, but just occasionally, when time … Continue reading

September 30, 2014 · 9 Comments

Cullen Skink

After the resounding success of my replica British seafood pie, I felt emboldened to try my hand at Cullen Skink, a delicious hearty chowder of potatoes and smoked haddock. This … Continue reading

September 25, 2014 · 32 Comments

Asparagus salad, hazelnuts, lemon, capers

The arrival of locally grown new season’s asparagus is like a billboard announcing the demise of winter. As the weather slowly warms, the first purple tipped, green spindly spears transform … Continue reading

September 23, 2014 · 23 Comments

Pickled Ginger

The versatility of ginger makes it THE most useful aromatic in my kitchen. Dried, ground and combined with deep earthy sweetness of molasses, cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg I use it … Continue reading

September 18, 2014 · 18 Comments

Rustic Egg and Bacon Pie

While enjoying lunch of leftover macaroni cheese with bacon a few weeks ago, for just a fleeting instant, the flavour transported me back to early childhood and the Royal Melbourne … Continue reading

September 16, 2014 · 12 Comments

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 · 34 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
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