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Category Archives: Pantry Essentials

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

Marinated Feta Cheese

I almost missed my self imposed posting deadline today, not for lack of ideas or motivation but because like a teenager, I’ve been obsessing about what I’ll wear to our … Continue reading

December 14, 2017 · 36 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

Marmalade: Mandarin Ginger Aperol

I’m a compulsive jam maker.  Making raspberry, strawberry, plum and apricot jam is a summertime ritual and then once the season cools and citrus fruits are in their prime I … Continue reading

May 11, 2017 · 7 Comments

Thai Sweet Chilli Sauce #1

There’s so much to love about the food of SE Asia. It’s the wonderful mouth tingling balance of hot sweet salty aromatic flavours backed by an umami punch that I … Continue reading

February 16, 2017 · 26 Comments

Spicy Tomato Relish

  Spicy Tomato Relish – low Fodmap Onion, garlic, apples and dried fruit are common ingredients in fruit based homemade chutneys of the style our mothers and grandmothers made when … Continue reading

February 25, 2016 · 37 Comments

Sauce Gribiche – mayo with a twist

Sauce Gribiche is best described as mayonnaise made with cooked egg yolks. It’s a classic French accompaniment for cold poached fish, but what sets it apart from the average mayonnaise … Continue reading

January 19, 2016 · 22 Comments

Chilli Peanut Sauce

Living with food intolerances presents many challenges. I love the flavour punch that pickles, chutney and spicy sauces deliver to a meal of smoky barbequed meat, but there’s a problem. … Continue reading

January 12, 2016 · 22 Comments

Caesar Salad

Caesar salad was badly overexposed in Australia in the 1990s. Every city cafe served it’s own unique version often with embellishments that left the salad a shadow of the original … Continue reading

October 8, 2015 · 18 Comments

Chinese Five Spice Mix

I have food nazi tendencies. I refuse to buy commercial products full of additives when I can make the same thing at home with natural ingredients for a small portion … Continue reading

October 6, 2015 · 24 Comments

Garam Masala

Light and air are the natural enemies of dried herbs and ground spices. Left whole, the natural oils and resins of the seeds which are the flavour vehicles are preserved, … Continue reading

September 22, 2015 · 22 Comments

Passionfruit Cordial

  Passionfruit vines are very productive for the first few years of their life. My daughter recently harvested several large bagsfull from a rampant young vine that had grown to … Continue reading

July 30, 2015 · 16 Comments

Parsley Pesto Dressed Romano Bean Salad

Reluctant to give up the last vestiges of autumn vegetables I recently bought a large bag full of Romano green beans. Many recipes you read using these wide flat beans … Continue reading

May 19, 2015 · 29 Comments

Lime Cordial for the cocktail hour

Rational thought flies out the window when the seasonal price of limes plummets. I can’t resist the bulging green net bags priced under $4 per kilo. My behaviour is irrational. … Continue reading

May 12, 2015 · 23 Comments