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Category Archives: Sauces

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Butterflied Pork Loin with Bittersweet Cumquat Sauce

When you are a cook, conversations about food stimulate creativity, of that there is no doubt. Sadly I don’t all have a foodie friend who as at my beck and … Continue reading

April 10, 2014 · 28 Comments