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June 22nd, 2013

Chicken liver pâté


I’ve never made pâté before: something about it just seemed impossibly complicated in my mind. But it really isn’t hard at all. I used Nigel Slater’s recipe, it has a short ingredients list and is really quick, just a little messy (and kinda gross looking, especially those livers). The result is great though: very creamy, […]

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September 2nd, 2012

Overly elaborate chicken pie


The most complicated pie I’ve ever made. I knew I wanted a chicken pie, and I kind-of made this up as I went along. It was fun to make, and tasted great. First up: the pastry. I made some quick puff pastry using roughly combined flour, water and butter — rolled and folded 4 times […]

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January 2nd, 2012

Blueberry and raspberry tartlets


Kate and I made these today for my birthday afternoon tea. Kate was originally planning on a cake, but it’s 40ºC in Melbourne today — not really an oven day. We cheated a little and bought tart shells from the supermarket, but they were fine. For the filling I made a simple pastry cream (a […]

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July 12th, 2011

Lamb and rosemary sausages, garlic and dill beans, celeriac and fennel mash


Another “fancy” take on a childhood meal. The sausages were from our friendly gourmet butcher down the road – we’d never tried their sausages before, and they were excellent quality, very tasty, not too fatty. I made a garlic and dill paste in the mortar and pestle for the beans, and just cooked them quickly […]

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July 12th, 2011

Scrambled egg, roast tomato, spinach with parmesan


A quick lunch with a few left over things in the fridge.

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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 4th, 2010



For a dinner with friends. Lasagne is really easy – once you have the bolognese and béchamel, it’s really just assemblage. I flavoured the béchamel with onion, bay, nutmeg and pepper… And used the bolognese that I made the other day.

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November 2nd, 2010

Crepes with caramelised banana


Public holiday today…

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October 17th, 2010

Crepes with lemon and sugar


For a slow Sunday breakfast.

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October 3rd, 2010

Vanilla Slice


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

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