Warm kipfler potato salad

There is a reason that you don’t see many salads on this blog. To be honest, my creativity with salads is limited, to say the least. My vegetable intake is usually raw as part of a dish (cucumber & carrot sticks, rice paper rolls, lettuce leaf wraps) or just a bunch of vegetables from the […]

Sticky Date Pudding

I think I’ve mentioned before on this blog that my kid sister is absolutely hopeless in the kitchen. In fact, my kid brother (who is younger than both of us) is far better at wielding a kitchen knife than she is – whenever I see her attempting to chop something up, my heart leaps into […]

The baa-aa-aast*rds to blame

So, these are the culprits. The cheeky sods, the naughty little devils that are entirely to blame. “Blame for what?”, I hear you ask. Well, to blame for my having become a handless idiot1 for the past two weeks! You see, I’d been contemplating trying Bill Granger’s recipe for coriander crumbed lamb cutlets for awhile, […]

Home-made strawberry jam

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again – I’m a sucker for a strawberry. I inhale them through the summer and I spend the rest of the year pining for these adorable ruby red berries to come back into my life. Thankfully, we’ve gotten over our period of imported berries and the ones […]

For the love of chocolate sauce

I have a problem. What is that problem, you ask? The fact that I can rarely follow a recipe to the letter. I don’t know what it is, but I always find myself tinkering, trying to get the flavours adjusted to my tastes rather than trusting the person who wrote the recipe to begin with. […]

The disaster that wasn’t

Confused? Let me explain… Have you ever started cooking something that you felt was doomed from the start? Every step you take (every move you make, hah!) you feel yourself becoming more and more frazzled as you miss ingredients, mix up the order of the instructions, and yet in the face of disaster you soldier […]

Rollin’, rollin’, rollin’ on the river!

I’m afraid this has nothing to do with the Creedence Clearwater Revival, but rather, is about one of my favourite summertime dishes, rice paper rolls When you’ve got a family with 5 adults all doing their own thing with their own schedules to follow, it ultimately means that you don’t get a lot of ‘sit […]

Blood orange curd

Whilst that is one of my favourite Tori Amos songs, it is actually blood oranges that are the theme of today’s post. You see, after seeing the ‘blood orange’ featuring in the world of blogging, I was intruiged and wanted to find out more as I’d never actually seen one before! Egads, you may say, […]

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