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Category Archives: Chicken dishes

Perfect Roast Chicken

It’s easy to take for granted that your blog followers share with you the same basic understanding of cooking but defining that “basic” is like interpreting “normal.” Shaped by experience, … Continue reading

August 26, 2014 · 27 Comments

“Cajun” Spice Mix

I hope it’s just the winter blues that are clouding my brain, creating a fog that’s slowing down my writing process. If I was writing with a pen, on paper, … Continue reading

July 29, 2014 · 22 Comments

Asian style chicken noodle soup

I first posted this soup recipe 2 years ago, when my blog was in it’s infancy. It’s so simple and good that I thought it was worth sharing again, especially as cold … Continue reading

July 24, 2014 · 20 Comments

April Cookbook Guru “The New Book of Middle Eastern Food”

Cooking with Claudia My stained and battered copy of Claudia Roden’s “The New Book of Middle Eastern Food” has been in constant use in my kitchen for at least 20 … Continue reading

April 3, 2014 · 23 Comments

Karen Martini’s Syrian Chicken

I’ve been making this fabulous chicken dish created by Karen Martini since it was published in our daily newspaper’s Sunday magazine several years ago. Sweet and spicy, the chicken looks … Continue reading

March 11, 2014 · 24 Comments

Not “Jerusalem” Saffron Chicken and Herb Salad

We’re having a long hot summer. When the mercury is climbing toward, and often past 40C (104F), I try and avoid increasing the heat in the house by preparing ahead, … Continue reading

February 26, 2014 · 23 Comments

Tandoori Chicken

It’s hard to beat the flavour of meat that has been grilled over hot coals, and balmy summer evenings in Melbourne means the barbeque is being put to good use. … Continue reading

January 30, 2014 · 27 Comments

Risotto with Chicken and Lime

The eighties, nineties and noughties was a time of great change in the average Aussie kitchen. Evening family meals morphed from meat and potato plus two veg, a legacy of … Continue reading

May 17, 2013 · 13 Comments

Pad Thai

The taste of Thai food is characterised by hot, sweet, salty, and sour flavours. In the correct proportions they make your palate dance. An hour ago I ate this Pad … Continue reading

May 12, 2013 · 14 Comments

Chilli Chicken with Peanuts

I feel blessed to live in a city with a large Asian population. Information gathered at the last census reveals that around 6.5% of Melbourne’s population is of Chinese descent. … Continue reading

May 2, 2013 · 11 Comments

Turkey Picnic Terrine

Once considered only for celebrations, turkey meat is now available in supermarkets and poulterers year round in Melbourne. Promoted as a healthy low fat meat to be included into regular … Continue reading

March 27, 2013 · 7 Comments

VIETNAMESE STYLE “COLESLAW” WITH CHICKEN

My home is only a few hundred metres from Melbourne “Little Vietnam”, a lively strip of mainly Asian grocery shops, fresh seafood sellers, green grocers and pork butchers. Interspersed among … Continue reading

January 28, 2013 · 4 Comments

My Chicken Rice

Inspired by a traditional malay dish I have pared the original idea back to simple basics. A chicken poached in master stock leaves the larder with the perfect ingredients for … Continue reading

January 27, 2013 · 2 Comments

Chicken Poached in Master Stock

Cold cooked chicken is so versatile when it comes to making summer meals . Hot roast chicken is delicious, but a significant amount of the weight is lost from the … Continue reading

January 26, 2013 · 14 Comments