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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

Zucchini Butter

 If I had to name one vegetable I couldn’t live without, it would be zucchini. It’s lucky to earn that honour because my real favourite, tomato, is a fruit. Zucchini … Continue reading

April 30, 2015 · 26 Comments

Parsnip and Smoked Almond Skordalia

The origins of skordalia are firmly planted in Greece. A traditional garlicky puree of either potatoes, moist bread or almonds emulsified with olive oil, it’s occasionally served as a dip … Continue reading

February 24, 2015 · 14 Comments


Dukkah, a loose savoury blend of toasted and roughly crushed nuts and seeds blended with spices, has Egyptian origins. Traditionally it’s served with bread which is first dipped into olive … Continue reading

November 13, 2014 · 20 Comments

Greg Malouf’s Muhammara

Greg Malouf’s name is revered in Melbourne’s food scene. In the 1990s he made a name for himself fusing the flavours of his Lebanese birthright with the Irish heritage of … Continue reading

October 7, 2014 · 25 Comments

Fruit Fondue: December Cookbook Guru

Nominating one single cook book as the major source of recipes used to prepare the food for our festive dinner table is a difficult task. I believe Leah was hoping … Continue reading

December 5, 2013 · 12 Comments

Cumin Scented Carrot Salad

I have a food spattered, dog-eared edition of Claudia Roden’s inspiring tome, “The New Book of Middle Eastern Food”. It’s been my go-to guide for Lebanese, Turkish, Persian, Moroccan and … Continue reading

November 7, 2013 · 13 Comments

Creamy Prawn Dip

This dip is a luxurious treat. It makes an annual appearances in our house around Christmas time, a trusty standby I whip up when friends are coming for drinks or … Continue reading

December 5, 2012 · 2 Comments


I have never ever tasted a commercial hummus which matches a homemade dip for flavour and texture. Some are bland, some leave you with flatulence, some are “tinny”, while a … Continue reading

July 19, 2012 · 5 Comments


When I was a kid a summer salad was not complete without a couple of slices of vinegary preserved beetroot, usually out of a can, bleeding into all the carefully … Continue reading

July 10, 2012 · 4 Comments


We eat lots of dip. With a retiree in the house my winter lunchtime fallback position is a bowl of soup with bread or crackers. I find it easy to … Continue reading

June 26, 2012 · 1 Comment

Gobble without turkey, they call it Mock Turkey

My parents lived through the depression and then WW2. Their memories held a wealth of money saving ideas to use up every scrap of foodstuff that was available. Nothing eatable … Continue reading

April 1, 2012 · 3 Comments