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May 6th, 2013

Quince & lamb meatballs


A variation on a recipe from Jerusalem. I had planned to make quinces stuffed with lamb, but the quinces we had some codling moth damage, so I cut off the usable bits and made meatballs in quince sauce instead. The meatballs had a wonderful flavour from the allspice and ginger, and the quinces had a […]

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January 29th, 2012

Chocolate ganache tart with cream cheese pastry and raspberries


This was a new recipe for me, but using techniques that I’d tried before. I made it for a dinner party at a friend’s place. The pastry is actually an adaptation of a cookie dough recipe from Smitten Kitchen. It is a cream cheese dough, with extra richness from egg and orange zest. It is […]

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December 11th, 2011

Zucchini fritters


I tried making zucchini fritters for the first time the other day. I did my typical first-time-recipe-research-thingy of googling around for anything to do with “zucchini fritters”, reading all the recipes, seeing what I liked, then making something up that sounded about right. All the recipes included zucchini (of course), either grated or very thinly […]

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August 14th, 2011

Cheese and spinach filo triangles


I’ve got some catching up to do on this blog… these were from a few weeks ago now. So, this one’s one of those things where most of the ingredients comes out of a packet — because as much as I like making things from scratch, I’m not yet up to making my own filo […]

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June 29th, 2011

Chicken schnitzel with mushroom gravy


A classic Australian pub meal. But this time home made! We don’t have a meat tenderiser, so instead I used the bottom of a large jar to pound the chicken breasts flat. You need to be organised to make schnitzel – seasoned chicken, flour, egg, breadcrumbs – all lined up. (As neat as this all […]

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May 10th, 2011

Tuna patties


I haven’t made these for ages. Fish patties were a regular meal when I was a kid. I make them differently every time – I think mum used to use tinned tuna, grated carrot, grated onion, flour and egg. This time I used cooked onion, parsley, finely chopped celery, lemon zest (no carrot). You need […]

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May 10th, 2011

Chocolate puddings


Because we needed desert! In a hurry! From a David Herbert recipe, and in lovely new ramekins that we bought in Paris.

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December 5th, 2010

Quiche with filo pastry


The other night, Kate made a delicious and simple dessert – cases of layered filo pastry, butter, sugar and almond meal, which she baked and then filled with yoghurt, honey and berries. They were delicious and had a kind of middle-eastern baclava quality to them. There was a lot of filo left, and inspired by […]

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October 23rd, 2010

Spaghetti carbonara with rocket


I used ham instead of bacon, because that’s what we had handy. The secret to making a good carbonara is to make up the egg/cheese/bacon mix (I add some cooked onion, garlic and parsley) and pour it over the cooked pasta in a frying pan – otherwise you just get dry pasta and scrambled egg.

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October 3rd, 2010

Vanilla Slice


Puff pastry, vanilla bean custard. What can I say? Yum!

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