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About Sour Cherries and Other Delights

avid reader,garden lover and curious cook...recently taken up knitting.

SUMMER TOMATOES

Plump, fresh, fragrant home-grown garden tomatoes… These remind me again of my dear friend Midge rushing into our kitchen one hot Brisbane summer, writing down this recipe on an old envelope & telling me I just had to make it … Continue reading

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Kukuye Sabsi

Traditional Iranian New Year Dish I’ve taken this recipe from my very old and favourite  “A Book of Middle Eastern Food” by Claudia Roden. Beautiful fresh, green & light…to eat with a crunchy green leafy salad…or just as finger food…a … Continue reading

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Simple Noodle Dishes

Quick & Flexible Solution for”One of Those” Days Ingredients: Noodles, any fresh herbs, any vegetable flavourings, left-over meat or other protein, stock ,wine or water. The variations are endless. This is the latest from our fridge and pantry…by no means … Continue reading

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Fennel with Lima Beans & Ham Hock

Fennel is the most delicious Autumn and Winter vegetable . Cold weather comfort food!  Dry beans soaked overnight  then simmered with seasonings (onion,carrot,celery,parsley, pepper & salt pork/ham hock) till tender.   Fennel quartered, then lightly caramelised in olive oil, doused … Continue reading

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“From the Lands of Figs and Olives”

After a Spinach & Fetta Pide attempt, I thought I’d try a similar dough recipe using a minced meat filling.The usual olive oil onions and garlic are cooked with the meat and spices then fresh tomato, butter & lemon juice … Continue reading

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Broadbeans …finishing soon…

A simple, quick and delicious omlette . Bacon,red onion, asparagus, broadbeans (skinned). Add 6 eggs,goat’s cheese & seasoning.

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Plum Crazy

Plum conserve, plum tart, plum cake, Chinese plum sauce, baked plums, stewed plums The plums are finished… we’ve definitely had enough and the resident and migratory birds have had their annual treat as well …We’ve given so many away, eaten … Continue reading

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