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Category Archives: side dishes

Sesame and Tamarind Eggplants

It’s lucky that the only produce in the fridge left to use the night before our weekly trip to the Farmers Market was a few over ripe tomatoes and a … Continue reading

April 18, 2019 · 11 Comments

Panzanella

Salads needn’t be boring.  My Dad always referred to salad as rabbit food. That was several decades ago when “salad’ conjured visions of shredded iceberg lettuce, sliced tomato and cucumber, … Continue reading

March 14, 2019 · 15 Comments

Tuna Stuffed Tomatoes

I have a love-hate relationship with summer. I’m no great fan of heat and humidity and all the associated discomforts so in the midst of our currently very hot summer … Continue reading

February 14, 2019 · 10 Comments

Carrots in Verjuice

Verjuice is the fermented juice of unripe grapes. It’s use as an acidulate in cooking dates back to the Middle Ages. It was a serendipitous cool season that left a … Continue reading

January 17, 2019 · 21 Comments

Feta Baked in Vine Leaves

An unplanned flying visit to Melbourne the weekend before Christmas was jam packed with good things. We spent some quality time with family, we shopped a little, but most importantly … Continue reading

January 10, 2019 · 23 Comments

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

Na’ama’s Fattoush

A rustic bread salad is one of life’s simple pleasures. I could live on the delicious juices that flow from salted cut ripe tomatoes and cucumbers, add some torn day … Continue reading

February 15, 2018 · 18 Comments

Soft Sourdough Flatbreads

From the eastern Mediterranean, across central Asia to India, leavened flatbreads are a dietary staple.  Those traditional flatbread have been adopted as an integral part of Australia’s multicultural cuisine too. … Continue reading

February 8, 2018 · 27 Comments

Eggplant Dip

I don’t like to dwell on the foods that are excluded from my diet due to annoying intolerances, but the inconvenience of having to give up most commercial dips because … Continue reading

January 18, 2018 · 23 Comments

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 · 36 Comments