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Author Archives: Sour Cherries and Other Delights
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
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
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
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
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
A simple, quick and delicious omlette . Bacon,red onion, asparagus, broadbeans (skinned). Add 6 eggs,goat’s cheese & seasoning.