Monthly Archives: August 2010

One Tray Chicken With Herbs, Tomato and Potato

This super easy one tray dinner is care of Samantha Mackie’s blog. You pop everything onto a big tray (or a big roasting tin like I did), cover it with foil and bake for 1 hour in the oven. I … Continue reading

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Caramelised Balsamic Vinegar

I have seen a few recipes around that require caramelised balsamic vinegar so I popped into a deli to pick up a bottle. It was quite expensive. There is a bottle of good balsamic vinegar already in my pantry so … Continue reading

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Two Men And A BBQ

I have not cooked a thing all weekend. It has been surprisingly lovely. We packed our bags and headed out to Somerset Dam for our church camp where all the cooking was done for us. The highlight for me was … Continue reading

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Chicken Tagine With Preserved Lemon

A few years ago I did a French Moroccan cooking class at Black Pearl Epicure which I loved. I picked up some wonderful recipes and good tips. But tonight I tried a new tagine from a cookbook I have been … Continue reading

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Macadamia Choc-Chip Biscuits

One of my favourite cookbooks is ‘Teapots & Tractors – Fresh Farm Food” by Margaret Charlesworth with illustrations by Rachael Flynn. I love to flick through this book and read the recipes and the quotes and dream of life in … Continue reading

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Fish en Papillote

Cooking ‘en papillote’ just means cooking inside a paper parcel. I never studied French but I guess that is the general gist of the term. I like to cook fish, chicken or vegetables ‘en papillote’ and often forget how easy, … Continue reading

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Salad of Radishes, Orange, Olives and Hazelnuts

Thanks to my mother-in-law (who stopped over in Brisbane) Joel and I were able to go out for dinner together on Friday. Hooray! I have been really keen to go to Ortiga in the Valley so we went. Having a … Continue reading

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Rich Meat Sauce With Filei Calabresi

Pasta is a good start for any family meal. There are so many interesting pastas available and tonight we gave some Filei Calabresi a go. The children found it quite entertaining and gobbled it all up. This slow cooked rich … Continue reading

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Chocolate Brownies

Last year I made the weekly pilgrimage to my friend Mandy’s house to watch Project Runway Australia on her pay TV. One night Mandy offered me a brownie which she described as a very basic, store cupboard brownie. It was … Continue reading

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Chocolate Nut and Cornflake Slice

This is a non-bake afternoon tea treat that I found in a Women’s Weekly cookbook. Those Women’s Weekly cookbooks are everywhere which is not good for an impulse cookbook buyer, such as myself. This is chockablock full of yummy things … Continue reading

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