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Not “Jerusalem” Saffron Chicken and Herb Salad

We’re having a long hot summer. When the mercury is climbing toward, and often past 40C (104F), I try and avoid increasing the heat in the house by preparing ahead, … Continue reading

February 26, 2014 · 23 Comments

Tandoori Chicken

It’s hard to beat the flavour of meat that has been grilled over hot coals, and balmy summer evenings in Melbourne means the barbeque is being put to good use. … Continue reading

January 30, 2014 · 27 Comments

Simple Ginger Congee

High winds in Melbourne during the springtime herald the onset of hay fever season. My eyes itch, my sinuses throb and I sneeze, repeatedly. Desperately in need of nurturing, I … Continue reading

November 5, 2013 · 14 Comments

Risotto with Chicken and Lime

The eighties, nineties and noughties was a time of great change in the average Aussie kitchen. Evening family meals morphed from meat and potato plus two veg, a legacy of … Continue reading

May 17, 2013 · 13 Comments

Chilli Chicken with Peanuts

I feel blessed to live in a city with a large Asian population. Information gathered at the last census reveals that around 6.5% of Melbourne’s population is of Chinese descent. … Continue reading

May 2, 2013 · 11 Comments

Salsa Verde – a piquant green sauce

Bunches of fresh herbs at the farmers market always tempt me to buy. Like beautiful posies of fresh flowers I am tempted to put them in jars on the kitchen … Continue reading

March 19, 2013 · 11 Comments


My home is only a few hundred metres from Melbourne “Little Vietnam”, a lively strip of mainly Asian grocery shops, fresh seafood sellers, green grocers and pork butchers. Interspersed among … Continue reading

January 28, 2013 · 4 Comments

My Chicken Rice

Inspired by a traditional malay dish I have pared the original idea back to simple basics. A chicken poached in master stock leaves the larder with the perfect ingredients for … Continue reading

January 27, 2013 · 2 Comments

Chicken and mango Salad with Curried Yoghurt Dressing

This is one of those dishes that really is just a good idea with no hard and fast rules. I usually  make it with  chicken, poached, roasted or smoked but … Continue reading

December 7, 2012 · 8 Comments

Cardamom and Lemon Chicken

Cardamom Chicken is a delicious combo of citrus, coconut and coriander, all underscored by the slightly mouth numbing spiciness of fresh cardamom. Don’t be tempted to replace the whole seeds … Continue reading

October 19, 2012 · Leave a comment


Chicken Cacciatore is a simple, rustic dish, but it so delicious that you want to suck the chicken bones clean and mop up every last drop of sauce with a … Continue reading

August 6, 2012 · Leave a comment


With a household of two, a roast chicken goes a long way. I serve the succulent hot breast meat with roasted vegetables and when the weather is cold, Chicken Pot … Continue reading

July 18, 2012 · Leave a comment

Chicken Curry with Tomatoes

            This is a simple mild curry even the kids will like. This gently aromatic, moist and tender chicken dish has a garlicky sweet tomato … Continue reading

June 11, 2012 · 1 Comment

Honey Ginger Chicken

Years of cooking weekly family stir fry dinners has given me the confidence to ad lib the ingredients with ease.  Revisiting my folder of handwritten recipes, I found this recipe … Continue reading

May 3, 2012 · Leave a comment