Monthly Archives: November 2011

Christmas Gifts For Foodies

Christmas is only one month away and each year I work super hard to ensure I have all the gifts sorted before December so I don’t have to set foot in any crowded shopping centre on the holidays.  So this … Continue reading

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Mediterranean Roast Capsicum

It never ceases to amaze me how just a handful of ingredients, that are fresh and in season, can be cooked so simply and be so incredibly delicious.   This simple dish of halved capsicums, stuffed with peeled, ripe tomatoes, … Continue reading

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Coffee Pecan Biscuits

Several years ago I went to a morning tea hosted by a mum from school where I was served lovely little biscuits topped with icing and a pecan.  I thought someone had baked them but it turns out my local … Continue reading

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Lemon Lentils

There is nothing visually about this dish that will convince anyone of its deliciousness.  Even to look at the list of ingredients there seems to be nothing significant that will give a big flavour hit.  But take my word, this … Continue reading

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Pineapple With Mint Sugar

Summer arrived in Brisbane a little earlier than scheduled.  The kids are wanting to go swimming every day and the fruit and veg shop is overflowing with tomatoes, capsicums mangoes, watermelon and pineapples. Besides the kids requesting pineapple on their … Continue reading

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Crisp Salmon, Lychee, Coriander and Chilli Salad

Recipes like this make me very happy to be living in a sub-tropical climate.  The balance of the salty, the sour and the sweet in South-East Asian cooking is intoxicating and perfect during the warmer months. This recipe is from … Continue reading

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Chocolate Oat Cookies

There is something about cookies jam packed with rolled oats and chocolate chunks that really appeal to me.  I seem to try a different recipe every time I make them and one thing I did differently this time was add … Continue reading

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