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Author Archives: ladyredspecs

Sesame and Tamarind Eggplants

It’s lucky that the only produce in the fridge left to use the night before our weekly trip to the Farmers Market was a few over ripe tomatoes and a … Continue reading

April 18, 2019 · 11 Comments

Spiced prawns and peppers

There’s a school of though that argues you should plan before you shop for food, that it’s best to have decided what you intend to cook and then only buy … Continue reading

April 11, 2019 · 14 Comments

Spelt Sourdough Hot Cross Buns revisited

Because it’s nearly Easter and because these were so good, I’ve decided to repost this recipe from last year. I’m of the opinion that Hot Cross Buns should only eaten … Continue reading

March 28, 2019 · 8 Comments

Italian Fruit Tart

Do you have indelible food memories, a library of tastes that when encountered, instantly transport you through space and time? I have many. Jam tarts were a commercial cake shop … Continue reading

March 21, 2019 · 27 Comments

Panzanella

Salads needn’t be boring.  My Dad always referred to salad as rabbit food. That was several decades ago when “salad’ conjured visions of shredded iceberg lettuce, sliced tomato and cucumber, … Continue reading

March 14, 2019 · 15 Comments

Sweet Red Pepper Chicken Curry

My fascination with all things Indian is no secret. I find the sights, the sounds and the smells hypnotic. My obsession also embraces the food which is as vibrant and … Continue reading

March 7, 2019 · 22 Comments

In My Kitchen March 2019

In My Kitchen, during February I’ve continued to stick with my New Year resolutions despite the relentless heat. Brisbane very recently broke daily summer temperature records after a run of … Continue reading

March 1, 2019 · 24 Comments

Peanut Butter and Banana Loaf

Queensland bananas, naturally ripened without gas, bought directly from the grower are one of my favourite indulgences. Delicious as these bananas are though, they are not immune to rapid ripening … Continue reading

February 21, 2019 · 34 Comments

Tuna Stuffed Tomatoes

I have a love-hate relationship with summer. I’m no great fan of heat and humidity and all the associated discomforts so in the midst of our currently very hot summer … Continue reading

February 14, 2019 · 10 Comments

Meatballs in an Almond Sauce

Spanish Meatballs in Almond Sauce As reinforcement to my New Year resolutions I have a pile of cookbooks on the table beside the couch, so now, no matter how lazy … Continue reading

February 7, 2019 · 11 Comments

In My Kitchen Feb 2019

This February instalment of In My Kitchen is a snapshot of how January shaped up for me after revealing my New Years resolutions. During January I’ve made much better use … Continue reading

February 1, 2019 · 30 Comments

Classic Savoury Bacon, Cheese and Chive Tart

bacon cheese chive tart A savoury tart served warm is one of life’s simple pleasures. This tart is defined by the biscuity pastry base and the just set creamy custard … Continue reading

January 24, 2019 · 22 Comments

Carrots in Verjuice

Verjuice is the fermented juice of unripe grapes. It’s use as an acidulate in cooking dates back to the Middle Ages. It was a serendipitous cool season that left a … Continue reading

January 17, 2019 · 21 Comments

Feta Baked in Vine Leaves

An unplanned flying visit to Melbourne the weekend before Christmas was jam packed with good things. We spent some quality time with family, we shopped a little, but most importantly … Continue reading

January 10, 2019 · 23 Comments