Category Archives: Mains

He Cooks [pork pies]… She Sews [a BurdaStyle shirt 04/2013 #138]

For all the cooking He Who Cooks does and She who Sews eats, you’d think she’d return the favour and does some sewing for him, wouldn’t you? The odd pair of boxers and an apron now and then just doesn’t … Continue reading

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Dude food and Jungle January tussles

He who Cooks doesn’t seem to have trouble with his ingredients having strong opinions. Not enough minced meat for burgers? Some of those spicy sausages in the fridge will lose their skins for the cause. My fabrics, however, can’t seem … Continue reading

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Winter comfort food

Let’s start with dessert Chocolate cake I think you know what my priorities are. Yes. Chocolate is one of them. It’s a vegetable with lots of antioxidants. What’s that you say? Something about fat and sugar? Surely not! This is … Continue reading

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Nothing is not what He Cooks

He who Cooks has been asked a lot what he’s been cooking lately. He says “nothing”. This means only everyday cooking. Otherwise we would have starved, or eaten junk food, or .. even worse… She who Sews might have been … Continue reading

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Oh lard won’t you bake me a Cornish pasty

Hello and welcome to our hundredth blog post! Now isn’t that a milestone! My apologies to Janice Joplin for the title and I couldn’t help slipping in the pun, I thought seeing as I haven’t had a food related blog … Continue reading

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Aussie Burgers

Making your own homemade hamburgers is not rocket science, but you get to squish the mixture through your fingers so it is almost as much fun as making a rocket. I love the tongue poking out in this picture…a sure … Continue reading

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Cooking at the Vanderbilts Estate

One of the surprise activities of the scientific meeting I attended was a cook-some-of-your-own dinner at Lioncrest, one of the restaurants on Biltmore Estate. And what a lot of fun  we had! The appetizer: Butter poached shrimp, dill spaetzle, bacon … Continue reading

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