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Category Archives: Pantry Essentials

Cajun Spiced Roasted Vegetable Salad

news flash, news, flash, news flash, news flash, news flash, news flash, news, flash, news flash, news  I ENTERED THIS RECIPE IN THE RECIPE WRITING COMPETITION AT EAT DRINK BLOG, … Continue reading

March 31, 2015 · 37 Comments

Aussie Olive Salt

If you read my post “Indulging the Senses in Hobart” you might remember the wonderful dining experience we enjoyed at “Ethos. ” After enjoying a 64C egg served with sourdough, … Continue reading

February 12, 2015 · 23 Comments

Prawn Salad with Avocado Wasabi Cream

Prawns sold cooked are a wonderfully quick meal, but I have finicky eater in my house who prefers their meat and fish filleted and prawns ready peeled. I’m finicky too. … Continue reading

January 29, 2015 · 27 Comments

Gin and Cucumber Vinaigrette for Oysters

In direct contrast to the way I like to eat, I become a lazy cook in the summer holidays. “Minimum effort, maximum enjoyment” becomes my mantra. Meals prepared on the … Continue reading

January 6, 2015 · 15 Comments

In My December Kitchen

It’s heating up in my December kitchen. With less than four weeks until Christmas day, preparations are underway to stock the fridge to help cope with the pressures of the … Continue reading

December 2, 2014 · 46 Comments

Pickled Cherries

Twenty years ago we lived in the house of our dreams on a semi rural hilltop surrounded by cherry orchards. We all looked forward to Melbourne Cup Day, the first … Continue reading

November 24, 2014 · 32 Comments

Lamb Korma, Longhand

Don’t you just love it when dinner exceeds your wildest expectations. I have only ever owned a tiny mortar and pestle for grinding small amounts of spices but a few … Continue reading

November 20, 2014 · 33 Comments

dukkah

Dukkah, a loose savoury blend of toasted and roughly crushed nuts and seeds blended with spices, has Egyptian origins. Traditionally it’s served with bread which is first dipped into olive … Continue reading

November 13, 2014 · 20 Comments

Toasted Sesame Seed Dressing

Our dinner table has acquired a much anticipated Japanese aesthetic. The new Japanese cookbooks in my library and the stock of Japanese groceries in my pantry have led to a … Continue reading

October 9, 2014 · 28 Comments

Pickled Ginger

The versatility of ginger makes it THE most useful aromatic in my kitchen. Dried, ground and combined with deep earthy sweetness of molasses, cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg I use it … Continue reading

September 18, 2014 · 23 Comments

Pickled ‘n’ Spiced Oranges

We are not gravy lovers. While I understand the attraction of this well loved umami laden sauce, I find it generally masks the flavour of the food it accompanies. Mustard, … Continue reading

August 12, 2014 · 26 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

In My Kitchen May 2014

In My Kitchen hosted by Celia at Fig Jam and Lime Cordial gives me the perfect forum to share what’s happening this month, chez moi. This will be the first … Continue reading

May 1, 2014 · 51 Comments

Wild Barramundi topped Potato Galette with Tapenade

Very fresh fish needs little embellishment. It doesn’t need batter or crumbs and it doesn’t need sauce or spice. The quality will shine when it’s quickly cooked and carefully seasoned. … Continue reading

April 20, 2014 · 21 Comments