Monthly Archives: March 2011

Spiced Lamb With Yoghurt And Paprika Sauce

I have made a few recipes that use lamb with middle eastern spices, currants and pine nuts.  My absolute favourite was a Karen Martini recipe for Spicy Lamb and Pine Nut Fingers with Pomegranate Sauce.  Quite fiddly to make but … Continue reading

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Hazelnut Chocolate Biscuits

Elliott and I had a day at home today as it has been raining all day.  So we did a bit of baking together and made these yummy hazelnut and chocolate biscuits.  Not that Elliott was really helpful but he … Continue reading

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Chilli Beef Stir Fry With Noodles

This is a very speedy mid-week meal for the whole family.  Despite it’s name, it isn’t really spicy at all, so the kids love it.  I think the fact that it has both noodles and beef make it irresistible to … Continue reading

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French Chocolate Granola

I started reading Orangette several years ago and this is one of the recipes that has stayed with me, French Chocolate Granola.  The name alone makes me want to eat it and sip an espresso then walk the steep streets … Continue reading

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Mediterranean Chicken

This dish alone started me on a quest to cook.  I was a regular babysitter for our neighbours through my teen years and one evening I was babysitting plus helping to put all the food together for a dinner party … Continue reading

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Blueberry Muffins

When Elliott was born my mum showered me in food.  It was the best couple of weeks despite being in hospital for just under a week.  Joel would deliver a basket of goodies from my mum every night – freshly … Continue reading

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Sweet Corn Fritters With Roast Tomato And Bacon

I have been challenged of late to get busy with some delicious breakfasts.  So I turned to the breakfast king, Bill Granger, and gave his Sweetcorn Fritters with Roast Tomato and Bacon a whirl.  I like this with a generous … Continue reading

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Chocolate Mousse With Coffee Granita

Generous friends with large dining tables should be highly valued.  Friends of ours, Caroline and Jeremy, are both generous and indeed have a large dining table.  So last Saturday we found ourselves at a dinner party for 12 adults. The … Continue reading

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Chicken Larb

Sometimes I need a bit of inspiration in the kitchen because it is easy to get stuck in a rut and keep making the same old things.  My friend Megan sent me through a stack of her standby recipes and … Continue reading

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Banana Bread

Toasted banana bread topped with ricotta and honey.  This is a perfect mid-morning indulgence.  When we were living in Sydney I use to push the pram down to Envy cafe in Summer Hill and order this with a latte.  Summer … Continue reading

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