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Category Archives: Light Savoury Dishes

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

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

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

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

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

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

Na’ama’s Fattoush

A rustic bread salad is one of life’s simple pleasures. I could live on the delicious juices that flow from salted cut ripe tomatoes and cucumbers, add some torn day … Continue reading

February 15, 2018 · 18 Comments

Chinese Style Smashed Cucumber Salad

My blogger hat blew off just before Christmas, caught in a whirlwind of social events and mundane food preparation, but now summer holidays are in full swing and the pace … Continue reading

January 11, 2018 · 36 Comments

Lemon Ginger Rice, Red Peanuts and Curry Leaves

I love steamed rice, plain steamed rice. We treat it like fast food in our house. Until recently, if all else failed, steamed basmati rice topped with a dollop of … Continue reading

November 16, 2017 · 28 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

Roasted Cauliflower with Indian Spice and Yoghurt Sauce

  My favourite way to enjoy cauliflower is raw. It’s a backlash from the over cooked, bitter and sulphurous smelling offerings of my childhood, but the recent trend of roasting … Continue reading

October 12, 2017 · 33 Comments