Category Archives: Basics

Mayonnaise

We have been living here in beautiful Boulder for 3 weeks and it has been a fairly seamless transition into a new home, a new neighbourhood and new schools for the kids.  I do not enjoy moving though.  All the … Continue reading

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No Knead Breadrolls

The new school year has kicked off here and it has been good to have the kids at school from the first day rather than coming in a couple of months into the school year.  We know what to expect … Continue reading

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The Better Flour Tortillas

A couple of years ago I posted up a Donna Hay recipe for Flour Tortillas.  It takes a bit of time to work the butter into the flour but the water measurements were way off. I would add half the … Continue reading

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Basic Homemade Bread

Happy new year!  A new year and I’m happy to get it started, take stock of life and think about the year ahead.  We’ll be staying put in California for 2013 and we hope to see as much as we … Continue reading

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Oven Baked Chunky Chips

Who would have thought it would be fish and chips that we miss the most, culinary wise, about Australia?  Elliott keeps requesting it and after a trip to the beach last weekend we were all craving fish and chips.  I … Continue reading

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Crostini

Here I am, lounging about on a Sunday evening with the baseball on in the background.  I know nothing about baseball but when it seems that everywhere here is gripped with San Francisco Giants fever, it is hard to ignore.  … Continue reading

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Dijon Salad Dressing

I love this dressing.  It is my standby dressing I make whenever I need a green salad.  It is full of flavour and scrumptious enough to use as a dip to dunk raw vegetables in. All you need is some … Continue reading

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Poached Eggs With Roasted Tomatoes

I could happily eat this everyday.  There use to be a Jones The Grocer cafe over at Indooroopilly and I would drive over just to eat this.  Oh and have a coffee on organic milk.  It made for the perfect … Continue reading

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Poached Eggs

After sharing the very basic recipe for Toasted Garlic Bread the other day I have decided to share some more very basic recipes.  Simple things I cook that aren’t really much of a recipe but very handy to whip up … Continue reading

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Toasted Garlic Bread

Not much of a recipe but a delicious way to serve a loaf of Turkish bread as part of a meal.  Best to not go overboard on the garlic – I speak from experience.  One clove of garlic per loaf … Continue reading

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