Category Archives: Winter

Risotto Milanese

I made chicken stock lastnight. I put one block of it in the freezer this morning, but it’s actually pretty full in there. I woke late and felt like a savoury breakfast. Randomly, I decided to use some of the … Continue reading

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Ham soup with vegetables, lentils and other beans

You have to love those dishes when you can just throw some very simple ingredients in a pot and come back to a scrumptious, hearty, tasty meal. This is one of those dishes. I had a pork hock from Boxgum … Continue reading

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Spiced Blood Orange Tart

I made this for dessert on Father’s Day. I wanted something seasonal, and had been very excited about the incoming blood oranges at the market. It’s my take on a traditional baked citrus tart. I thought the spices would be … Continue reading

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Crispy skin duck breast with blood orange sauce, served with a salad of celery heart and shaved fennel

I was very excited to see the first of the blood orange juice for the season at the Capital Region Farmers’ Market. I had dropped by my favourite citrus provider to buy a glass of the best possible orange juice, … Continue reading

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Minestrone soup

After a big weekend away, all I really wanted was to snuggle up with a lovely bowl of hearty homemade soup. On a tight budget, this one worked a treat. When I find a lovely fresh basil pesto, I like … Continue reading

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Divine vegetarian pizzas

These pizzas were vegelicious. I made two. One was zucchini and pumpkin, the other was a pizza bianca with marinaded potato slices. The key to both pizzas was the cheese. It seems our supermarket has a new cheese manager because … Continue reading

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Whiskey spiked chocolate and walnut tart

I have been dreaming up this recipe for over a month now. It works on so many levels. The textural contrast between the buttery melt in your mouth pastry, the gooey chocolate filling and the crisp walnut halves is perfect. … Continue reading

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Black truffle and Jerusalem artichoke tortellini

This dish is all about the play of different earthy flavours. It came together gradually in my mind, beginning with a tray of Jerusalem artichokes from the lovely Windellama Organics and concluding with the opening of the truffle season on … Continue reading

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Winter delights

OK, I did it. I bought a truffle macaron. It was naughty. It is more than superfluous. Macarons are such a treat at the best of times, but with the added luxury of freshly shaved black truffle, and the matching … Continue reading

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Truffle Day at market

The Canberra & Capital Region truffle season runs from mid June to mid August, but the Capital Region Farmers’ Market celebrates this heavenly gift with a truffle day on 23 June. It was highly anticipated. There have been news stories … Continue reading

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