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   A while ago, Saskia posted a recipe for gobi dhal from a favourite family cookbook, Indian Cooking by Khalid Aziz (circa 1983). As Saskia mentioned, the book isn’t fancy but it certainly contains some fantastic recipes. This vegetable curry is based on a recipe from the same book, though I tend to take a very loose […]

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As promised, now I’m going to share my Thai green curry. I made it with kingfish, but it could just as easily be made with chicken or tofu (or whatever else pleases you). It was very good. Ingredients 200ml coconut cream 2 tbs coconut oil (or veg oil) ½ cup green curry paste several kaffir […]

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I won’t lie. When Emily told me that the Daring Baker challenge for March was to cook risotto, I was a bit ‘meh’. Risotto is something that we have cooked a fair bit of over the years, and I feel that we are across the issues with this dish. Then, I thought a little more. How […]

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Risotto is my ultimate comfort food. I love it as a mid-week meal as it is simple to prepare and it is a great standby as it can be made from almost anything. I also love the almost meditative quality of stirring the risotto, I find it a great way to unwind from the day. […]

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A few weeks ago, my friend had a baby. Yep, a real, live baby. My mother told me that when friends have babies, you must make and take them some food! So that is what I did. I decided to make something that could be frozen, because that would mean that the food could be […]

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One of the great things about getting down to our beach house at Lorne for the weekend is the opportunity to cook up a feast for our family and friends. The other is to make use of the fine seafood, vegetables and smallgoods available at the local stores. For a party of six or more, […]

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The final savoury dish we made for our Balinese feast was a lamb stew. This dish was based on the recipe from the Bumbu Bali cooking school, that Saskia attended when she was in Bali. The first step in making the stew was to make (another!) spice paste. This paste was quite similar to the […]

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Continuing on from my previous post (tofu fritters), the next dish we made was a chicken curry (kare ayam). We started by chopping all the spices: These were blended in our large processor, then in the mini processor. In our cooking course we ground the spices by hand (they had these amazing volcanic rock mortal […]

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