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Tastespotting.com

I found this cool website tastespotting.com that collates blog posts with amazing photos of food. What’s different about it is this: Founded in January 2007 on the idea that we eat first with our eyes, TasteSpotting is our obsessive, compulsive … Continue reading

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Luvelo Yoghurt Maker

Luvelo Yoghurt Maker

Tasting the traditional yoghurt of Turkey and India led us to want to create our own yoghurt at home, and ultimately to this great yoghurt maker. The yoghurt in Turkey and India was so amazing and so different from the … Continue reading

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Last of the Summer Tomatoes

Last of the Summer Tomatoes

We harvested the last of our summer tomatoes the other day. The plants have provided basket upon basket of delicious heirloom tomatoes for many a month. The recent frost and hail has all but finished off the plants so we … Continue reading

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Freezing Galangal

Freezing Galangal

Galangal is an essential ingredient in Thai cuisine and is a relative of ginger. If you can only visit the Asian grocery store irregularly like us you can buy galangal in bulk and freeze it for later. It freezes really … Continue reading

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Blue Cheese and Chestnut Omelette

Blue Cheese and Chestnut Omelette

Chestnuts are currently in season and I wanted to try cooking them in some new and different ways. We also had some of the amazing King Island Dairy Roaring Forties blue cheese in the fridge. I decided to combine the … Continue reading

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Chestnuts

Chestnuts

Chestnuts are a rare and largely unused nut in Australia. Growing up in the Dandenong Ranges I was surrounded by Australian gum trees as well as many European trees such as chestnuts and oaks. When I was a child I … Continue reading

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Vegetable Tajine with Steamed Fig Infused Cous Cous

With Steamed Fig Infused Cous Cous

As we travelled through Europe these recipes were naturally refined.  In Avinos, Turkey we discovered the beauty of cooking in clay pots, the tradition of this region.  At the Avinos markets we found the most beautiful produce and strings of … Continue reading

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Braised Brussel Sprouts with White Wine and Goat Milk

Braised Brussel Sprouts with White Wine and Goat Milk

As every child seems too I hated brussel sprouts. But now they are one of my favourite vegetables and I always look forward to them in Autumn and Winter. One very simple but delicious way to prepare them is to boil or steam them first, then transfer them to a baking tray along with some minced garlic… Continue reading

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Fried Green Tomatoes with Corn Bread Crust

Fried Green Tomatoes with Corn Bread Crust

  We had this beautiful green tomato from the vegetable garden sitting on the window sill waiting to ripen.  But it was far too green to ever turn red and it had a greater destiny ahead!  Fried Green Tomatoes was … Continue reading

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Jerusalem Artichokes

Jerusalem Artichokes

Jerusalem artichokes, also known as Sun Chokes, are one of my favourite ‘forgotten’ vegetables.  When I was a kid my Gran always grew them and I remember before we would go home going out to the vegetable garden and digging … Continue reading

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