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Chestnut pancakes

I came by a bag of Cheznuts chestnut flour recently (it’s available online) and have been very glad to use it. I made some great fettuccine last week, and have been plotting these pancakes for a while. My first batch … Continue reading

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Onion pakora

I made a little Indian dinner tonight. I thought it would be fun to make some onion pakora to serve as a starter. They were super duper simple, hugely tasty and perfectly crisp. Makes about 12 1/2 teaspoon chilli powder … Continue reading

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Kale and potato hash with parmesan and poached eggs

Oh man, this was a GREAT breakfast. I wanted to incorporate some kale into my weekend breakfast, but couldn’t part with the idea of making the rosti I posted about in ‘Swiss brunch’. So I decided to add the kale … Continue reading

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Swiss brunch – rosti, Emmental cheese and poached egg

My old copy of Lonely Planet ‘Walking in Switzerland’ describes the Swiss national cuisine as “sound but unspectacular.” Having always been a lover of green vegetables, I was a little overwhelmed by how much the cuisine was dominated by bread, potato … Continue reading

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Warm potato salad with lemon and olive oil

I first made this salad when I was recovering from an internal infection. It’s a lovely light dish with the energy and simplicity of potatoes. I made it this evening as the perfect accompaniment to my chargrilled mackeral with green … Continue reading

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Paella

I can’t go to Sydney without visiting the always wonderful Sydney Fish Market. I love it. It’s just such reliably good produce, at very reasonable prices. The selection is unbeatable, and simply doesn’t compare to what’s on offer in Canberra, … Continue reading

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Zucchini and sweet corn fritters

My darling dad bought me a big bag of home grown zucchinis. With all the lovely fresh sweet corn around, I absolutely knew I’d be pairing the two. These beautiful fritters are delicious as is. You can serve them with … Continue reading

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Heavenly almond and honey vanilla syrup cake

My partner is going to a party this evening, it promises to be a fabulous affair. Sadly, I doubt I’ll be well enough to go. One of his friends from Comedy ACT turns 33 today. He thought it would be nice … Continue reading

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Macadamia and wattle seed shortbread

My Nan makes great shortbread. There’s a couple of treats she makes at Christmas time – shortbread and strawberry kisses. This recipe is inspired by her original, but I’ve gone a bit fancy with some native Australian flavours. She uses … Continue reading

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Fennel, orange and quinoa salad

You have to love it when you can use up the odds and ends in your fridge and make something beautiful. This is one of those dishes. I made it for lunch today. I had some cooked quinoa in the … Continue reading

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