Monthly Archives: June 2011

Caramelised Onion And Corned Beef Toasties To Go

On the weekends I like to get into a bit of baking and cooking for the week.  Baked goods for lunch boxes and lately I have been making a big batch of soup which I portion out for my weekday … Continue reading

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Cointreau Oranges

Almost two years ago I was visiting my friend Brooke who was in town and staying at her parents place.  Brooke’s mum had been celebrating a big birthday the day before and a neighbour had dropped over a big dish … Continue reading

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Spiced Roast Cauliflower Salad

As the majority of the meals I cook are to be eaten by young children I keep the food relatively basic.  Not too spicy and quite homely.  But my taste buds cry out for a hit of flavour from time … Continue reading

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Wok Fried Noodles With Chilli Vinegar

I was flicking through the latest copy of Masterchef magazine and there is an extract from Marion Grasby’s new book, ‘Marion: Recipes And Stories From A Hungry Cook’.  I really enjoyed watching Marion’s creations on Masterchef and I’m quite excited … Continue reading

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Italian Pork And Fennel Sausage Pasta

I’m getting very good at putting a hearty meal for the family on the table very quickly.  It isn’t my favourite way to cook but it is a necessity.  This speedy version of meatballs and pasta is so tasty and … Continue reading

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Raspberry Yoghurt Cake

I was in Black Cat Books at Paddington a couple of months ago, browsing the cookbook section where I came across a  local school’s community cookbook.  My favourite cookbooks are community cookbooks as the recipes have been tried, tested and … Continue reading

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Maple And Almond Porridge

Porridge is a staple in our house in winter.  We all love it which makes breakfast easy however sometimes Essie still prefers her Weet-bix cereal dry in a bowl with a glass of milk on the side!  It makes for … Continue reading

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Chai Latte Cupcakes

When we lived in Sydney one of my favourite shops to visit was Herbies at Rozelle.  A little red corner shop stocked with a huge range of herbs and spices and I would always leave with so much more then … Continue reading

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Yoghurt And Dill Dressing

Greek yoghurt is always stocked in our fridge as is a huge bottle of whole egg mayonnaise. I combine the two to use in a multitude of dishes.  A little garlic, salt and pepper, squeeze of lemon juice and a … Continue reading

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Baked Eggs In Chorizo And White Bean Braise

My oh my.  I think we are now beyond exhaustion and a little over packing and unpacking.  We have such good friends who have kept us well fed this last week and done lots of heavy lifting which has helped … Continue reading

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