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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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Making green almond liqueur

I love that my step-mum keeps an eye out for unusual ingredients for me to cook with. I was stoked to receive a bag of green almonds. I’d never had them before. It’s fascinating to see the unformed nut inside, … Continue reading

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Bush béarnaise

Last week I bought home both a steak, and some yabbies from the farmers market. I knew I wanted to make a sort of outback surf ‘n’ turf. But I realised that I could give an Aussie bush twist to … Continue reading

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Duck egg brulee

On a recent trip to visit family in Rocky Cape (NW Tasmania), I was stoked to see a roadside sign advertising duck eggs. I made Pop do a U-turn so I could buy some. I retrieved a dozen from the … Continue reading

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Wild duck cassoulet

This is the second dish in our ‘wild duck week’. A friend of ours gave us some wild ducks, and we decided to celebrate them with a week of duck. It was his idea to make cassoulet, but what an … Continue reading

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Rabbit confit

I picked up my usual wild rabbit at the Capital Region Farmers Market and finally decided to make rabbit confit. I specify the use of wild rabbit here not just for flavour, but for the size of the legs. If … Continue reading

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Wild rabbit rillettes

I’ve enjoyed pork rillettes and heard wonderful things about duck rillettes. I thought the wild rabbit I get at market would lend itself well to rillettes because they’re packed full of flavour and revel in slow cooking. I decided to … Continue reading

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Confit duck with black garlic sauce

Who doesn’t love confit duck? I buy a whole bird from Thirlmere (free range) Poultry at the Capital Region Farmers Market relatively regularly. I have come to see that the absolute best thing you can do with the duck legs … Continue reading

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Duck with cherry wine (canard au vin de cerise)

There’s a guy at market that sells a range of cherry wines. The whole range is delicious. He runs a cherry farm you see, at Torry Hill Orchard in Young, NSW. I bought the cherry port several months back, and … Continue reading

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French Onion Soup

It is the time of year for soups. The bags of brown onions at market gave me an idea, and I was sold when I found a lovely big bag of beef bones at Gilmore Braes. This is a very … Continue reading

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