Monthly Archives: August 2011

Alice Water’s Vegetable Curry

If you are an avid reader of food magazines and blogs then you might have come across quite a few articles in the last week or two about the 40th anniversary of Chez Panisse, a restaurant in California founded by … Continue reading

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Pork And Veal Meatballs With Slow Cooked Tomato Sauce

Rain is forecast in Brisbane for the weekend and my favourite rainy day activity is making fresh pasta and meatballs.  Both take a little bit of time and a little bit of care but not a whole lot of skill.  … Continue reading

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Triple Ginger Biscuits With Espresso Cream

I have spoken before about my new found love for crystallised ginger.  I can’t seem to get enough of it and these biscuits have nice chunks of crystallised ginger plus ground ginger and fresh ginger.  They are incredibly moreish and … Continue reading

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Chicken Cooked In Ginger

My parents drove up to the Sunshine Coast a few weeks ago to visit family friends on their farm.  Peter, who owns the farm, grows mainly bananas, papaws and ginger.  Usually mum and dad come back with a box of … Continue reading

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Lemon Delicious Slice

I am very happy to now have this quick lemon slice in my repertoire thanks to Elizabeth who kindly emailed this recipe to share.  Not only was it really easy to whip together but it made one beautiful afternoon tea … Continue reading

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Strawberry And Vanilla Meringue Ice Cream Cake

My gorgeous Matilda had her 7th birthday yesterday.  The week leading up to her birthday had the dining table covered in cookbook after cookbook which she studied carefully before deciding on her birthday cake.  Big decisions needed to be made.  … Continue reading

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Egg, Leek And Bacon Pie

I love a picnic and this recipe for Egg, Leek and Bacon Pie is the perfect picnic pie.  It is from Belinda Jeffery’s book ‘Mix And Bake’ and I have made it a few times and love it.  This is … Continue reading

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Pistachio And White Chocolate Little Cakes

This is actually a recipe for a lovely friand but my friand tins are buried deep in packing boxes so instead I made 24 little cupcakes.  Friands are moist and dense and quite different in texture to a regular cupcakes.  … Continue reading

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Potato And Onion Tart

When someone gives me a recipe that they love I really treasure it.  To know what people love to eat, share and cook in their kitchen is of endless fascination to me.  This recipe is from my friend Jenny whom … Continue reading

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Rich Chocolate Chip Cake

Last year Essie went to her friend Ruby’s birthday party.  Essie had a ball but the memorable moment for me was eating this Rich Chocolate Chip Cake.  It wasn’t the birthday cake but a special cake for the adults and … Continue reading

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