Category Archives: Dinner

Wild brassica and potato gnocchi

With all this summer rain, the edible weeds are going gangbusters. At this time of year the wild brassica is usually quite peppery. I simply adore the taste of wild brassica flowers during winter, when they taste just like broccoli. … Continue reading

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Spring vegetable tempura with sencha salt

I was very excited when the postie knocked on my door to deliver a parcel of goodies from the Australian Asparagus Council. New Australian asparagus can only mean one thing, the beginning of spring!!! I do so love asparagus, and … Continue reading

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Reuben at Katz’s

You may remember me arguing that the BLT is the best sandwich ever, with the one caveat that the hot Reuben sandwich sounded pretty good. So of course, the Reuben made it to my list of must do food experiences … Continue reading

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Sweet potato croquettes with roo tail and native herbs

I like cooking with native ingredients for Australia Day. It gives me pause to reflect on the Traditional Owners of this land, give thanks for their custodianship and recognise their knowledge. I had great success with my first ever batch … Continue reading

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Breton Galette

This version of Brittany’s buckwheat crepes is gluten free and vegan. I used the beautiful wholemeal buckwheat flour from Bob’s Red Mill. It’s amazing. The flavour is rich and very nutty, the colour is incredible and the texture is very … Continue reading

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Crocodile with sweet and sour quandong sauce

You may have figured by now, I love to use native foods in my cooking. I think it has environmental benefits, supporting maintenance of native flora and fauna; maintains knowledge of the land, and shows respect to the indigenous knowledge … Continue reading

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Wild rice paper rolls

I was recently inspired by a Food for Hunters post on Vietnamese Spring Rolls filled with teal. I knew I had to make an Australian wild food version of this delicious Vietnamese favourite. I wanted to fill them with yabbies … Continue reading

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Three sisters tacos

Have you heard of the three sisters? It’s a gardening technique used by native Americans. First they plant corn. When the corn is established, they plant beans that climb the strong corn stems and steady the corn in strong winds. … Continue reading

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Prawn tacos with fresh slaw

I have been wanting to make prawn tacos for ages. I was stoked to get some fresh prawns from the farmers market on the weekend. They may have come all the way from Lakes Entrance, but at least I knew … Continue reading

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Parsley ravioli filled with fish and capers

It can be hard to source really fresh fish in Canberra from trustworthy sources. My favourite place to get fish is from Narooma Seafood Direct at the Capital Region Farmers Market. Narooma Seafood is a family business. Vicki and Hayley … Continue reading

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