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Monthly Archive for May, 2010

  So my love letter to Taggerty continues, today with some scenery and a deliciously fragrant chicken soup that was made by my lovely friend M. I tend to make a fairly standard chicken noodle soup by boiling a whole chicken with vegetables and herbs, then shredding the chicken and adding in some noodles. M’s […]

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I won’t lie. We are pretty proud of this! Croquembouche seems like the kind of thing that would be inordinately difficult, but it was surprisingly pretty simple. When we found out that this was the Daring Bakers’ May challenge, we felt a little intimidated. But it all turned out well. There are three fairly easy […]

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I was perusing the lovely ‘Where’s the Beef?’ on the weekend and came across these vegan sausage rolls. When I was a young lady, sausage rolls were one of my favourite foods, but I haven’t had one for a long time. I thought that I’d give Cindy’s recipe a shot. I followed her recipe exactly, […]

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We recently organised a girls night out to make J’s return to Melbourne after 10 weeks in South America a little more bearable. The brief was somewhere located in the city with good food and great cocktails. Gingerboy was an obvious choice. I’ve been to Gingerboy a couple of times previously, although I haven’t been for about […]

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The other weekend, we were lucky enough to go to P’s place in Taggerty. As I previously mentioned, I was in absolute awe of the beauty of the environment. We had great weather, cool and crisp with sunshine and clear blue skies. The different colours of the autumn leaves were spectacular. So it was a […]

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I’m still desperately trying to use up all the fruits and vegetables in my house before they spoil. On Saturday, we had some bananas in the fruit bowl that were ‘on the turn’, so I decided to make banana cake. I’ve had some trouble with banana cake in the past – it always turns out […]

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Last weekend we headed to P’s country place in Taggerty, in the Yarra Valley. The house is situated in the valley of the Cathedral Ranges and there were amazing views of the ranges and the changing leaves. This was a food oriented weekend and during the preceding days S & I plotted our cooking exploits. […]

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A few Sundays ago, as part of our Mothers’ Day Feast, we made bomboloni. These are buttery little Italian doughnuts, otherwise known as bomboloni. I love that word – I like repeating it over and over and over again. Bomboloni. Gary made a version of these on masterchef the other Friday night – but let […]

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The Breakfast Club is located in St Georges Rd, Northcote, nestled in a little strip of shops.  It is a small, light filled, quirkily outfitted space full of nicknacks. I think the Breakfast Club is such a great name for a cafe. While it naturally evokes thoughts of breakfast (and eggs!) it also has that extra element […]

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In case you weren’t tipped off by last week’s k-mart catalogue shouting ‘last minute gifts for mum‘, the Sunday just past was Mothers’ Day. We decided to celebrate by having a big family feast, cooked by the cousins for the mothers. My favourite dish of the day was wild mushroom and shallot tarts. This was […]

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