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Category Archives: Side Dishes & Salads

Chinese Style Smashed Cucumber Salad

My blogger hat blew off just before Christmas, caught in a whirlwind of social events and mundane food preparation, but now summer holidays are in full swing and the pace … Continue reading

January 11, 2018 · 35 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

Lemon Ginger Rice, Red Peanuts and Curry Leaves

I love steamed rice, plain steamed rice. We treat it like fast food in our house. Until recently, if all else failed, steamed basmati rice topped with a dollop of … Continue reading

November 16, 2017 · 28 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 · 29 Comments

Olive Oil Braised Potato and Fennel

It’s no secret I’m a fan of fennel. The evidence is the number of recipes in my archive that feature fennel seed and/or fresh fennel bulb. Fresh fennel is grown … Continue reading

May 25, 2017 · 21 Comments

Indian Vegie Feast # 7 – spinach kofta in tomato gravy

The state of Gujarat in western India advocates a meat free diet. This dietary recommendation dates back two millennia, when the slaughter of animals was banned in the name of … Continue reading

March 28, 2017 · 29 Comments

Indian Vegie Feast #6 – spicy pumpkin, coconut and curry leaf

Delicious memories of India and pumpkin curries enriched with the sweet flavour of coconut inspired this recipe. During an afternoon of hands-on cooking at a charming little holiday village surrounded … Continue reading

March 23, 2017 · 9 Comments