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Monthly Archive for January, 2011

We recently had some friends over for a mid-week dinner. I needed a dessert that I could make ahead of time and serve with a minimum of fuss. I also wanted a dessert that would complement our slightly Middle Eastern meal. Naturally, on the dessert front I went straight to David Lebovitz’s book Ready for dessert and […]

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My friend C isn’t gluten or wheat free, but finds that too much flour generally doesn’t agree with her. It therefore seemed obvious that I would bake her a flourless cake for her birthday. C requested that her birthday cake be chocolatey and naturally, my first thought was to bake an almond meal based cake, […]

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Late last year (bad blogger!) Mr M and I took a long weekend to Hobart. Poor weather meant that our planned Tassie activity of bushwalking had to be shelved. As a result, we found ourselves with 4 days in Hobart to eat, eat and eat. Heading to a new city, I naturally sought counsel from […]

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A while ago, I blogged about some 36 hour chocolate chip cookies that I considered to be the best  I’d ever made. It was therefore quite surprising to come across a comment from David Lebovitz in his book Ready for dessert where he mentioned the 36 hour cookie and that he thought his recipe for chocolate chip cookies was superior. […]

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Early last year, after hearing positive reports, Provenance in Beechworth was placed on our mutual wish list of ‘must visit’ restaurants. At that time, Saskia was in the final stages of PhD hell, and we decided that we would visit when the thesis was all said and done. Our trip to Beechworth was to be […]

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It is a great tragedy that we do not have a street food culture in Australia. On the other hand, it’s probably a good thing because this deficiency has kept me from being extremely overweight. I’ve been travelling around Thailand for the last ten days and have become an absolute street food glutton. Last night […]

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        A while ago I wrote about my search for the perfect bolognese recipe, which I admitted was still a work in progress. The bolognese recipe I put together was based on tips from chefs and cookbooks, I didn’t actually ask the person who had served me perfect bolognese for years – our friends’ grandmother, […]

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What are you doing wasting time reading this post?! Get ye to expedia now and book yourself onto the next cheap flight to Bangkok! Head straight to David Thompson’s nahm at the Metropolitan Hotel, and get eating! A few days ago, I unexpectedly found myself in Bangkok after an attempted entry into India (from Colombo) […]

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It’s no secret that I love sweet things. It therefore shouldn’t surprise anyone that one of my favourite Christmas traditions is dessert focussed. Or more specifically, custard focussed. As a kid, I didn’t like plum pudding, so Christmas dessert was just a bowl full of custard. I have fond memories of making an enormous vat […]

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