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Category Archives: Savoury Baking

Oatmeal, Spinach, Tomato and Feta Cheese Tart

This is a recipe that’s evolved over time. The mealy, rustic pastry I have stolen from a tomato tart recipe in my 1979 edition of Jane Grigson’s “Vegetable Book”. Grigson … Continue reading

January 31, 2013 · 11 Comments


“This loaf makes a yummy accompaniment to soup”  I wrote in the depths of the Melbourne winter in preparation of posting this recipe, but the loaf I made then was … Continue reading

December 2, 2012 · 5 Comments


AKA Vegie Slice. In the mid 1970s Melbourne, zucchini (courgette) was the vegetable de jour, exotic in the shop, bland and boring on the average home dinner tabIe. The other … Continue reading

November 30, 2012 · 4 Comments

Pita Crisps

Stale flat bread is fairly unappetising, but it can be turned into a delicious crisp snack with a minimum of fuss. Cut pitas into wedges, separating pocket bread layers. Lay … Continue reading

October 21, 2012 · 7 Comments

Irish Brown Bread

We travelled together in Ireland last year, Leah and I. ( pictorial evidence in our “About” post.) Being food obsessives, from day 1 we were oohing and aahing over the … Continue reading

June 23, 2012 · 4 Comments

Vegetable Pasties

A good Cornish pasty is hard to beat, but finding a local outstanding commercial specimen is a rarity. I have wistful memories of a pasty I ate in England in … Continue reading

May 15, 2012 · 1 Comment

Flaky Sour Cream Shortcust

This is the best pastry recipe I have ever used, bar none. Passed to me by Marieke, who taught me so much about food and cooking, it is a dream … Continue reading

May 15, 2012 · 3 Comments