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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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Pumpkin pasties

I’ve been working on this recipe for a year or so now. It’s part of my pages to plate project, bringing to life the food of my favourite children’s books. Pumpkin pasties are, of course, from Harry Potter. They are … Continue reading

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Honey spiced pumpkin seeds

This is a waste not, want not recipe. I cut open three pumpkins in the last two days. I’m holding a Harry Potter themed party, and needed pumpkin for a big batch of pumpkin pasties as well as loads of … Continue reading

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Pumpkin Juice

In the world of witchcraft and wizardry, pumpkin juice seems to fill the same role orange juice does in the muggle world. It is served at breakfast, lunch, a feast or any other occasion. In the Chamber of Secrets, when … 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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Making fufu the Congolese way

I have been missing Africa lately. I was overjoyed when a friend of mine bought me some cassava flour; I knew I wanted to use it to make fufu. Fufu is the starch staple of large parts of Africa, but … Continue reading

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Pumpkin chips

These crunchy pumpkin chips are AMAZING. I made them to go in my ‘three sisters tacos’ but they are delicious by themselves. I think they’d make a great beer snack, something to munch during a sports game, or an after … Continue reading

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Stuffed zucchini flowers

The Old School Farm have some wonderful big zucchini flowers for sale at the Burnie Farmers Market. My Nan (my current market companion) commented that she hadn’t eaten zucchini flowers, and seemed quite excited by the idea of me preparing … Continue reading

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Cauliflower pakoras with minted yoghurt

I’ve been wanting to make these since I made onion pakoras. I loved the onion ones, but thought cauliflower would work beautifully too. They certainly didn’t disappoint. I upped the spices in this recipe which meant the pakoras were delicious, … Continue reading

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Angelico’s artichokes

Spring is here. The artichokes are at the market and they are still young and tight, absent the hairy choke they develop later in the season. I was also overjoyed this morning to see piles of fresh, sweet peas in … Continue reading

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