What would Anthony Bourdain do?

It’s a good question. I’m off to Thailand for some sun, relaxation and fun – and eating of course. I’m not sure I’m going to drink bear bile, or drink ...

growing food for the neighbours

Growing food for my neighbours

Click here for recipes using produce from the neighbourhood herb garden >>> I’ve been thinking about growing a food garden on my boundary fence for a while. In my ‘hood ...

roast pork

What’s cooking…

27 February 2014 3:33pm When you’re not makin’ bacon, the next best thing is roasting pork. This little baby has been rubbed with toasted fennel seeds, salt and olive oil, ...

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Roast Pork with a nod to Frank Camorra

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Vegetarian BBQ Pork Wonton Noodle Soup

A few weeks ago my husband told me that, owing to their meatiness, he had never really tried any of the Asian soups. What the?? I cannot, nay, WILL not imagine the destitution of a life deprived of the glorious panoply of Asian brews. To go some way to heal this crime against humanity I […]

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BBQ Bullhorn Peppers Stuffed with Feta

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Baby Leek, Cauliflower and Gruyere Tart

I love a good tart, me (said the actress to the bishop). Sweet baby leeks are appearing in our local fresh food market – proof that autumn is properly upon us – and I was feeling all inspired by a pretty phenomenal sweet potato, spinach and ricotta quiche earlier in the day. Nothing like two […]

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Bruschetta (the way it should be)

It seems that for every great bruschetta out there, there’s 10 that are crap. This includes, of course, the version called ‘blue shitter’ that I spotted on a menu in Thailand. Along with most pizza and pasta I just don’t understand how we get it so wrong. Italians are purists who love simplicity and minimal […]

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