Entries tagged onion

August 14th, 2011

Cheese and spinach filo triangles

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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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July 17th, 2011

Mushroom soup

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This one is for a vegetarian friend, who complained that she couldn’t read my blog because I always post “too much raw pork”. We do actually eat quite a lot of vegetarian food, but I don’t seem to post it here as often. The various field mushrooms are quite cheap at the market at the […]

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July 13th, 2011

Spicy pulled pork with mandarin, guacamole and black quinoa

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The best of my “Mexican” experiments yet. I got totally carried away today. We had a few avocados sitting in our fruit bowl that needed to be used up, so I decided to make some guacamole: avocado, red onion, lemon juice, salt, hot sauce(s). But then we needed something to go with it, and I’ve […]

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July 12th, 2011

Garlicky gratin

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To have with casserole. I made it a “garlicky” gratin by using a single clove of organic “elephant garlic” (yes, that enormous white lump on the right is one clove) – it has a sweeter and softer flavour than the smaller garlic, and one clove is plenty for a dish like this. Other than the […]

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July 3rd, 2011

Coconut chicken curry

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I haven’t made curry for a while – I was quite happy with this one. I have this problem that I never remember exactly what spices and/or quantities of spices I put in my curries, so I can never re-create them. Even with this one, I just used a random collection of things from the […]

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June 25th, 2011

Beef and mushroom casserole (with extra gravy)

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I felt like making a beef casserole this weekend. I can’t count the number of times and variations on this theme that I’ve cooked in my life, but (if I do say so myself) this one is particularly good. Tip #1 for great casserole: chuck steak. Don’t buy that “super lean diced beef” from the […]

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May 29th, 2011

Best-ever roast pork with roast vegetables, braised cabbage with mustard and peas

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My best-ever roast pork anyway – I usually end up overcooking my pork, but not this time… I rubbed the pork (Otway pork loin – free range pork has a much better flavour) a few hours before cooking with crushed salt, fennel seeds, lemon zest, pepper and olive oil. I’d started the vegetables in the […]

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May 10th, 2011

Tuna patties

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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 1st, 2011

Sausage rolls (again) with home-made flaky pastry (again)

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This time for my niece’s birthday party. I made the pastry using the “quick puff pastry” method again. I was a bit rough and quick with it this time around, and the kitchen was a bit too warm (the butter melted a bit much) – so the layers didn’t really “puff”, but it still had […]

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May 1st, 2011

Rich onion gravy for roast beef

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Home again, in Australia, in my own kitchen. Time for some roast beef and gravy! I started by caramelising onions using a “quick” method – instead of cooking them over low heat for a long time (as you normally would to caramelise onions), I cooked them over high heat, stirring constantly, adding a splash of […]

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