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Category Archives: Lactose Free

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

Versatile Quick Curry Sauce for chicken, fish or vegetables

Inspiration for menu testing and development comes to me from various sources. Beside my well stocked library of cookbooks I have a plastic sleeve of magazine clippings and an overstuffed … Continue reading

August 9, 2018 · 26 Comments

Coriander and peanut “pesto”

coriander and peanut paste Last week at my Farmer’s Market there were huge bunches of field grown coriander for sale at a ridiculously cheap price. I needed coriander, but wondered … Continue reading

June 21, 2018 · 29 Comments

Vietnamese Crepes : bánh xèo

I love Vietnamese food. The fresh herbs, the hot sweet and salty sauces, the intense kick of lime and the crunch of raw vegetables are a delicious counterpoint to rich … Continue reading

June 14, 2018 · 22 Comments

Broccoli, bacon and pine nut pasta sauce

One of the greatest food disappointments in my life has been my inability to digest pasta dishes with tomato based sauces. I struggle with gluten, I struggle with concentrated tomato. … Continue reading

May 10, 2018 · 29 Comments

Almond Breakfast Risotto

I’m easily bored by breakfast. It’s the one meal of the day when I wish I had an in-house genie to to whisk me to Paris for the perfect croissant … Continue reading

April 26, 2018 · 16 Comments

Vinaigrette Varieties

  Salad season made an early start in Brisbane this year. The temperature began to rise as soon as the calendar flipped over to September 1st. We eat salads most … Continue reading

October 26, 2017 · 32 Comments

Seeded Cardamom Macaroons

  I always have a stash of egg whites in the freezer, leftovers from making yolk enriched recipes like ice cream.  I’m slack about labelling and inconsistent about the egg … Continue reading

September 21, 2017 · 24 Comments

Spicy Carrot Pickle

I am a pickle obsessive. I admit it. Give me a good vegetable pickle and I can turn an ordinary meal into a feast. In the “English ploughman’s lunch from … Continue reading

September 7, 2017 · 16 Comments

Blueberry fool with blueberry compote

Until I made to move to Brisbane two years ago, my home had always been in Melbourne. My roots are English and on the face of it, my ancestors chose … Continue reading

August 24, 2017 · 17 Comments

Steamed Barramundi with ginger and spring onion sauce

Winter ills have laid me low for the passed couple of weeks. I’ve had the sniffles and a hacking cough that has the unhappy knack of reasserting itself just when … Continue reading

August 10, 2017 · 26 Comments

Italian Style Chocolate Milk Pudding

  When I make cakes or desserts it’s to please my sweet toothed husband, a man with an enviable metabolic rate. He makes no excuses for his frequent consumption of … Continue reading

July 20, 2017 · 22 Comments

Olive Oil Braised Potato and Fennel

It’s no secret I’m a fan of fennel. The evidence is the number of recipes in my archive that feature fennel seed and/or fresh fennel bulb. Fresh fennel is grown … Continue reading

May 25, 2017 · 22 Comments

Indian Vegie Feast # 7 – spinach kofta in tomato gravy

The state of Gujarat in western India advocates a meat free diet. This dietary recommendation dates back two millennia, when the slaughter of animals was banned in the name of … Continue reading

March 28, 2017 · 29 Comments