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Category Archives: Lamb

Mum’s Lamb Hotch Potch

I’ve been spending time compiling a family recipe book based on Please Pass The Recipe to hand on to my daughters and grand daughters. Critically appraising the 300 or so … Continue reading

October 19, 2013 · 21 Comments

Busy Cook’s Lamb Curry

I confess to being pedantic in my approach to cooking Indian food. Whole spices, freshly ground is my usual mantra. This recipe pre dates my purist tendencies, its exact origins … Continue reading

October 8, 2013 · 20 Comments

Lamb Shank and Vegetable Soup

I bragged about my lamb shank bargain here before sharing the recipe for a delicious lamb shank braise with rosemary. The two remaining shanks from this win, I made into … Continue reading

June 5, 2013 · 6 Comments

Braised Lamb Shanks with Rosemary, Lemon and Garlic

I’m rarely succeed in snaring a bargain at the butcher’s shop, but recently in desperate need of coffee beans I raced into our local fresh food market on a Sunday … Continue reading

May 15, 2013 · 22 Comments


Baked pumpkin is my all time favourite vegetable. In Melbourne, the growers at the Farmers Markets currently have seasonal pumpkins and their close relation squash in a plethora of shapes, … Continue reading

March 17, 2013 · 1 Comment

Lamb and Mushroom Souvlaki

Happy New Year everyone. May this be the year of inspirational thought, beautiful images and lip lickingly delicious food. My home turf, until the 1960s, was a working class suburb, … Continue reading

January 2, 2013 · 6 Comments

Rogan Josh

We’ve all heard of Rogan Josh, many of us have eaten Rogan Josh, and some of you may have made it at home using a commercial curry paste, but this … Continue reading

November 19, 2012 · 5 Comments

Filo Triangles with Spiced Lamb

Greek style spinach triangles made with added feta and/or ricotta cheese were a popular finger food when I was cooking for functions in the 1990s, a tasty vegetarian menu option … Continue reading

June 13, 2012 · Leave a comment


When my Mum made shepherd’s pie, it was to use the cold meat leftover from a roasted leg of lamb. She minced the meat in a hand turned mincer which … Continue reading

June 12, 2012 · Leave a comment

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