Monthly Archives: March 2011

Apricot Dessert Cake

This is not hard to make and not hard to eat.  Another recipe from Joel’s generous aunt Angela.  We love this cake!  I think I have made it three times over the last couple of months.  Perfect dessert as you … Continue reading

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Chicken Parmigiana

This is definitely a kid pleasing family dinner.  Crumbed chicken breast with a little tomato sauce, potato mash and steamed greens (broccoli to be precise – it is so popular around here that there have been times when the girls … Continue reading

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Sticky Pear Gingerbread

I am very partial to gingerbread.  Dark, dense, sticky and perfect with a pot of tea on a cool Autumn day.  The addition of pear makes the cake a little lighter and is a really lovely surprise to bite in … Continue reading

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Fried Eggs With Spicy Tamarind Dressing

This is one of those meals that will have you licking the plate to savour the last drop of dressing.  So don’t make it when you have company.  It is one of those late Sunday suppers you cook for yourself … Continue reading

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Cherry And Almond Tart

Usually I make a pear and almond tart but cherries work beautifully.  All summer I have been meaning to make this while cherries are in season.  I made it last Christmas with a brandy custard and it was sensational.  This … Continue reading

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Pork Shoulder Braised In Milk With Onions And Sage

Pork is something I have rarely cooked. I can count how often I have cooked pork on just one finger.  But I keep reading recipes that are inspiring me to step out of my comfort zone. This Matt Moran recipe … Continue reading

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