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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

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

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

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 · 32 Comments

Spicy Carrot Pickle

I am a pickle obsessive. I admit it. Give me a good vegetable pickle and I can turn an ordinary meal into a feast. In the “English ploughman’s lunch from … Continue reading

September 7, 2017 · 16 Comments

Blueberry fool with blueberry compote

Until I made to move to Brisbane two years ago, my home had always been in Melbourne. My roots are English and on the face of it, my ancestors chose … Continue reading

August 24, 2017 · 17 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 · 10 Comments

Indian Vegie Feast #3 – sweet and sour spiced tomatoes

I have a number of Indian Cookbooks on my shelves, all are well thumbed and splattered with spices. “Tasting India” by Christine Manfield is the latest addition. It’s a large … Continue reading

March 14, 2017 · 20 Comments

Indian Vegie Feast #1 – corn in spiced coconut milk

India is one of my favourite travel destinations. The reasons why I love India would make a list as long as long as your arm, but the big picture is … Continue reading

March 7, 2017 · 22 Comments

Sicilian Baked Eggplants

I’m experiencing a different kind of seasonal transition than what I’m accustomed to. Until this year, travel aside, I’d spent my entire life in Melbourne, in a temperate climate where … Continue reading

April 14, 2016 · 46 Comments

Spicy Tomato Relish

  Spicy Tomato Relish – low Fodmap Onion, garlic, apples and dried fruit are common ingredients in fruit based homemade chutneys of the style our mothers and grandmothers made when … Continue reading

February 25, 2016 · 37 Comments

Chilli Peanut Sauce

Living with food intolerances presents many challenges. I love the flavour punch that pickles, chutney and spicy sauces deliver to a meal of smoky barbequed meat, but there’s a problem. … Continue reading

January 12, 2016 · 22 Comments