Monthly Archives: February 2009

Liz’s Team ‘BBQ’

From time to time we host a get together for Liz’s staff at our house. We always start out planning a very informal barbecue but I just can’t pass up an opportunity to cook great food. Last time some of … Continue reading

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Jeanette’s Strawberry jelly slice

I am definitely not a sweet tooth. Given the choice of something savory or sweet, I will choose savory every time. When we eat out I would rather an extra entree than dessert …well maybe I would like to have … Continue reading

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Menu week 1

Sunday Roast beef with Paris mash, pumkin and green beans with brown butter and garlic crumbs Monday Grilled pork loin with spinach & peas and sweet potato mash Tuesday Tandori chicken with rice and steamed greens Wednesday Sumac crusted veal … Continue reading

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Orange and carrot cake

I really wanted to cook a nectarine cake but couldn’t find the recipe that had inspired me, so I settled for Orange and carrot cake as I had plenty of both. I have not replaced my 22cm cake tin (I … Continue reading

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Sous Chef

I have often wondered whether my children will have the same love and passion for food and cooking that I do. I have always encouraged them to try everything food wise from smelly blue cheese to salty anchovies. When confronted … Continue reading

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Sunday lunch II

Tasting plate: (from left to right) The smell of fresh basil is the smell of summer to me. I love the contrast of deep green basil pesto, orange prawns and the ‘Wiggles’ yellow of the polenta. Cook the polenta the … Continue reading

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Sunday lunch

Having people over for lunch is really just an excuse to try something new in the kitchen, well not entirely… you see I love a long lazy lunch but the trouble is I like to do something a bit special … Continue reading

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Here goes nothing…

So what is this blog about? … well its about food (obviously) cooking, eating, tasting, ideas and menus, a place where I can put my thoughts to ‘paper’ For those that are curious: I have had the big birthday (40) … Continue reading

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