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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

Charred Red Pepper Gratin

In the best possible way my life has been kinda crazy lately. My daughter married her long time partner a couple of weeks ago and pre wedding parties and dinners … Continue reading

November 24, 2016 · 31 Comments

Sang Choy Bao

I seem to have had more than my fair share of cooking disasters in the last week or two. I could blame any number of things, like the oppressive and … Continue reading

February 11, 2016 · 30 Comments

Cajun Spiced Roasted Vegetable Salad

news flash, news, flash, news flash, news flash, news flash, news flash, news, flash, news flash, news  I ENTERED THIS RECIPE IN THE RECIPE WRITING COMPETITION AT EAT DRINK BLOG, … Continue reading

March 31, 2015 · 37 Comments

Asian style chicken noodle soup

I first posted this soup recipe 2 years ago, when my blog was in it’s infancy. It’s so simple and good that I thought it was worth sharing again, especially as cold … Continue reading

July 24, 2014 · 20 Comments

April Cookbook Guru “The New Book of Middle Eastern Food”

Cooking with Claudia My stained and battered copy of Claudia Roden’s “The New Book of Middle Eastern Food” has been in constant use in my kitchen for at least 20 … Continue reading

April 3, 2014 · 23 Comments

Cauliflower, Quinoa and Feta Fritters

After my chief taster retired from his demanding career, instead of making packed lunches for him, I was confronted with the challenge of putting a light tasty lunch on the … Continue reading

October 15, 2013 · 32 Comments

Lamb Shank and Vegetable Soup

I bragged about my lamb shank bargain here before sharing the recipe for a delicious lamb shank braise with rosemary. The two remaining shanks from this win, I made into … Continue reading

June 5, 2013 · 6 Comments

Creamed Sweet Corn

When you’re tired of gnawing corn off the cob, creamed corn makes a nice alternative. Until I started to make “creamed” corn, my only experience with this method of preparing … Continue reading

April 22, 2013 · 11 Comments

Sicilian Caponata

I’ve been making Sicilian Caponata for close to thirty years. My kids used to groan when I put caponata on the table, but my other half would nominate it as … Continue reading

April 14, 2013 · 10 Comments

Zucchini, Corn and Carrot Fritters

Vegetable fritters are a brilliant way to get the grandkids to eat vegies. No amount of coaxing will convince them that if they want to see eye to eye with … Continue reading

February 7, 2013 · 8 Comments


AKA Vegie Slice. In the mid 1970s Melbourne, zucchini (courgette) was the vegetable de jour, exotic in the shop, bland and boring on the average home dinner tabIe. The other … Continue reading

November 30, 2012 · 4 Comments

Extra Special Fried Rice

This Chinese cafe inspired Fried Rice was a dinnertime favourite when my kids were growing up. Learning to make successful fried rice was not so simple, however, it turned out … Continue reading

November 25, 2012 · 3 Comments


This dish has been a regular on our dinner table for close to 30 years. There was never a written down recipe (until now.) I set out to make a … Continue reading

August 13, 2012 · 2 Comments