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Savoury Zucchini Cake

Mild buttery zucchini (courgette) is the most versatile vegetable I bring into my kitchen. In Australia, zucchinis are in season year round and as the price only fluctuates slightly, I … Continue reading

April 15, 2014 · 19 Comments

“The New Book of Middle Eastern Food” – Rose Scented Rice Pudding

  I couldn’t resist making another recipe from Claudia Roden’s “The New Book of Middle Eastern Food” to contribute to the Cookbook Guru. AA Milne’s Mary Jane threw a tantrum … Continue reading

April 13, 2014 · 18 Comments

Butterflied Pork Loin with Bittersweet Cumquat Sauce

When you are a cook, conversations about food stimulate creativity, of that there is no doubt. Sadly I don’t all have a foodie friend who as at my beck and … Continue reading

April 10, 2014 · 28 Comments

Hazelnut, Orange and Cinnamon Quince Crumble

Orange and cinnamon are the perfect complement to the heady perfumed flavour of quince. It’s temping to add cinnamon sticks, orange zest and vanilla beans to the quince poaching liquor, … Continue reading

April 8, 2014 · 12 Comments

Ruby Red Quinces

Quinces have made a serious comeback in Melbourne. Once scorned as impossibly hard and gritty, quinces are now commanding a high price at the local Farmers Markets as aficionados get … Continue reading

April 6, 2014 · 21 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 · 20 Comments

In My Kitchen, April 2014

One month of autumn has disappeared in a flash and again it’s time to join the monthly international and incredibly interesting In My Kitchen forum hosted by Celia at Fig … Continue reading

April 1, 2014 · 32 Comments

Sticky Oatmeal Apple and Walnut Muffins

My chief taster is a rev head, not a petrol reeking boy racer with greasy hands but the ardent admirer of expensive automotive engineering. Lucky for us his lanky frame … Continue reading

March 30, 2014 · 11 Comments

Slow Roasted Autumn Tomatoes

I feel a sense of urgency as the warm days fade, a compulsion to enjoy as many sweet autumn tomatoes that I can before the weather chills. I find ways … Continue reading

March 27, 2014 · 12 Comments

Marieke’s Eggplant Pickle

My family are pickle and chutney lovers. They won’t settle for a commercial product off the supermarket shelf, or even a gourmet product from the deli, they want their sauces … Continue reading

March 23, 2014 · 26 Comments

Stuffed Red Romano Peppers

Heralding the arrival of autumn, the produce shelves are groaning with sweet peppers, fire engine red and yellow lime green, sunset hues of orange and gold. Long, skinny and curvaceous, … Continue reading

March 20, 2014 · 11 Comments

Baharat – Middle Eastern spice mix

Most cultures have a herb or spice mix that has become synonymous with their cuisine. China has a five spice mix, India garam masala and the Middle East has baharat. … Continue reading

March 19, 2014 · 16 Comments

Sourdough Crepe Cake with Meyer Lemon Curd and Blueberries

Perfecting the technique needed to bake crusty 100% spelt sourdough bread is a work in progress in my kitchen. It’s been a journey and my loaves are improving, but to … Continue reading

March 16, 2014 · 24 Comments

A rant, a recipe, a result!

It’s soapbox time! It’s two years since I quietly entered the blogging scene and in that time, sadly, I’ve become increasingly cynical and critical of the celebrity chef movement. Always … Continue reading

March 13, 2014 · 19 Comments
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