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My brother L lives overseas (you can read about last time he visited here). This time, he arrived at 6.30am on a Saturday morning for a one week visit. Mum & dad offered to do the airport pick up and while I wasn’t really up for a 6am start, I offered to host a quick […]

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Roast tomato soupy sauce

I was lazying around last week flipping through some television channels and I came across the cooking show, The Delicious Miss Dahl. I got all transfixed by the soft-focus world of pastel Kitchen Aid mixers and enamel bakeware. Miss Dahl made a lovely roast tomato soup and I was inspired to try making one of  […]

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As we come to the end of the season for tomatoes in Australia, I thought that this recipe from Ottolenghi’s Plenty would be a lovely way to show them off. This salad also ticked a few more boxes, including Saskia’s beloved theory of ‘combining for protein‘. It was also a nice, substantial salad which we […]

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As an Aussie, I’m quite fascinated by some of the uniquely North American baked goods. There seems to be loads of different sweet treats out there that are well known to our North American friends but are completely unheard of here. On the list are things like whoopie pies, red velvet cake, nanaimo bars, pumpkin […]

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  Sandwiches can be the best of things and the worst of things. For me, the word ‘sandwich’ still conjures up an image of tomato slices and Kraft singles stuck between soggy Tip Top slices. I would have had one of those pretty much every day of my school life. Bleugh! It doesn’t have to […]

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After baking Thomas Keller’s white cupcakes (again) I found myself with a surplus of egg yolks. These easy chocolate pots from my favourite dessert book seemed like a perfect use for them. With very little effort I ended up with a rich, silky chocolate pot. A lovely afternoon treat. Did you like this? Share it:Tweet

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  In between all the wedding related festivities I’ve been attending lately there have been a fair few thirtieth birthdays My friend P recently had his thirtieth on a glorious summery day at a bowls club. I thought that some cupcakes would be a nice addition to the day, provided I could make them masculine […]

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My colleague (and friend) C recently came into my office and handed me some rhubarb from her friend’s veggie patch. I’ve always loved rhubarb, but I wanted to make something different from the standard stewed rhubarb or rhubarb crumble. I thought a rhubarb muffin could be nice for a change, and whipped up a batch, using […]

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The other weekend Mr M suggested that we go on a picnic. I was thrilled at the idea – a picnic is really just eating and lounging, two of my favourite things! But I was less enthused when I realised we didn’t particularly have any picnic-friendly food on hand. So I did a ‘surprise chef’. I […]

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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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