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Category Archives: Beef

Meaty thoughts….

In the past few months there’s been a flood of information in the Australian media focussing on the ethics of eating meat.  I’ve absorbed a whole raft of information, some … Continue reading

November 21, 2016 · 38 Comments

Spicy Stir Fried Beef with Eggplants

  Minced (ground) meat is often looked upon as a second class citizen by carnivores, a throwback to a time when butchers made their mince from scraps and trimmings of … Continue reading

May 21, 2015 · 27 Comments

Chinese style braised beef short ribs

A significant proportion of Melbourne’s population has Chinese heritage. Some date the migration of their Chinese ancestors back to the gold rush era of the 1860s, but most have come … Continue reading

October 23, 2014 · 30 Comments

Meat Filled Blinzes

It’s no secret that I’m a Claudia Roden fan. I use her encyclopaedic “New Book Of Middle Eastern Food” weekly, and her “Food of Italy” is the most food splattered … Continue reading

July 8, 2014 · 25 Comments

Slow Oven Braised Beef Cheeks

There’s lots to love about winter. Slippers, sloppy joe jumpers, open fires, soup, scarves and oven braised meat are some of my highlights. Melbourne has mild winters by world standards, … Continue reading

June 17, 2014 · 34 Comments

Braised Beef with Guinness Mushrooms Molasses

Our long hot summer has faded into a glorious autumn. As soon as the sun begins it’s daily descent though, the temperature drops sharply. Dinners have morphed from grills and … Continue reading

May 13, 2014 · 21 Comments

Mum’s Mexican Meatballs

This is another dish of my Mum’s from the late 1960s. Casserole cookery was all the rage then, it was a new and innovative method of cooking the entire meal … Continue reading

November 23, 2013 · 15 Comments

Beef Stroganoff

i was inspired by my Mum’s beef stroganoff recipe from the 1960s. It was probably the only dish she ever made with added sour cream, and I recall enjoying it … Continue reading

November 16, 2013 · 21 Comments

Lasagne Bolognese

Being forced to eradicate wheat from my diet has created the challenge to find a brand of gluten free pasta that satisfies my discerning palate. I expect gluten free pasta … Continue reading

May 21, 2013 · 23 Comments

Crispy Orange Peel Beef

I didn’t plan to make this dish, but I unwittingly bought twice the weight of meat needed for the red braised brisket which I posted a couple of days ago. … Continue reading

March 27, 2013 · 9 Comments

Red Braised Brisket with Cherry Tomato Salad

In December last year I commented on Chef Mimi‘s Christmas wish list blog. She longed for Sous Vide equipment, I hoped for vouchers to buy cook books. It seems we … Continue reading

March 24, 2013 · 19 Comments

Thai Beef Salad

This is a fabulous dish for a crowd. It can be made hours ahead of schedule, in fact it improves if made hours ahead of schedule. I make Thai Beef … Continue reading

December 16, 2012 · 2 Comments

Chow Mein C 1970

I grew up in Melbourne at a time when the majority of people claimed British ancestry. Unlike the multicultural diversity today, the main social difference then was between those of … Continue reading

October 4, 2012 · 1 Comment


Twenty something years ago Malaysian food first made it’s appearance in Melbourne. It was love at first taste for me.  The restaurant “Chinta Ria” sadly, now long gone was a … Continue reading

August 3, 2012 · 7 Comments