Please Pass the Recipe

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In My Kitchen, January 2019

Happy New Year, I hope your 2019 is filled with enticing aromas, fresh ingredients and delicious food. IN MY KITCHEN I’m making New Year resolutions.  Resolution number 1 : Be … Continue reading

January 3, 2019 · 27 Comments

In My Kitchen December 2018

It’s been pretty quiet In My Kitchen for a little while. Aside from time away discovering Vietnam and Cambodia, the pace of life seems to have stepped up a notch. … Continue reading

December 6, 2018 · 36 Comments

Cambodia #3: Kep Crab Market

Food markets are a grassroots reflection of culture so when I’m travelling, these monuments to everyday life are at the top of my must-do list. Cambodia was no exception. Countryside … Continue reading

November 29, 2018 · 21 Comments

Cambodia #2, rice, the sustainer

Rice is the cornerstone of the Khmer diet and widespread production puts Cambodia among the top rice growing countries in the world.  It was the end of the rainy season … Continue reading

November 22, 2018 · 15 Comments

A Culinary Tour of Cambodia

What do you know about Cambodia? Angkor Wat? The bloody and brutal Pol Pot regime?  To most of the western world Cambodia is a mystery. Motivated by a long held … Continue reading

November 15, 2018 · 25 Comments

Versatile Quick Curry Sauce for chicken, fish or vegetables

Inspiration for menu testing and development comes to me from various sources. Beside my well stocked library of cookbooks I have a plastic sleeve of magazine clippings and an overstuffed … Continue reading

August 9, 2018 · 26 Comments

100% Spelt Sourdough Seed Bread

The most frequently viewed post on Please Pass The Recipe in the last couple of months has been a piece I wrote in February 2016. It documented my long, frustrating … Continue reading

July 20, 2018 · 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

Vietnamese Crepes : bánh xèo

I love Vietnamese food. The fresh herbs, the hot sweet and salty sauces, the intense kick of lime and the crunch of raw vegetables are a delicious counterpoint to rich … Continue reading

June 14, 2018 · 22 Comments

In My Kitchen June 2018

I’m a bit tardy getting to In My Kitchen this month. Until the Saturday just past my head and time had been filled with attending to last minute paperwork for … Continue reading

June 7, 2018 · 34 Comments

Sour Cherry, Almond and White Chocolate Bars

The momentum is reaching fever pitch as my life drawing group, The Bunya Artists, as we prepare for an exhibition of our work. We are joining the annual Samford Art … Continue reading

May 31, 2018 · 21 Comments

Lamb Moussaka

It’s idealistic to believe that a family will sit down to dinner and share a nutritionally balanced meal with lively conversation each and every night of the week. The demands … Continue reading

May 24, 2018 · 27 Comments

Quince Clafoutis

A box of quinces freshly picked from my friends’ tree was a wonderful parting gift from my visit to Melbourne. I’m not talking about a shoe box but a carton … Continue reading

May 17, 2018 · 22 Comments

Broccoli, bacon and pine nut pasta sauce

One of the greatest food disappointments in my life has been my inability to digest pasta dishes with tomato based sauces. I struggle with gluten, I struggle with concentrated tomato. … Continue reading

May 10, 2018 · 29 Comments