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May 4th, 2010


When I was a kid scones were always on the menu at Grandma’s house. I’m told she used to make prize-winning cheese scones back in the day and I certainly have vivid memories of cheese scones for afternoon tea in the lounge room at Epping. I can remember exactly how they tasted, and the Tupperware […]

Mar 1st, 2010

Beef casserole

Aka “I made it up” because that’s what I answered when asked 4 separate times “It smells good, what is it?” 2 tablespoons olive oil4 onions, diced2 sticks celery, diced4 short cut bacon rashers, diced3 cloves garlic, minced1kg diced lean beef4 tablespoons plain flour800g tin crushed tomatoes4 carrots, sliced3 cups water2 Massel beef stock cubes […]

Feb 22nd, 2010

Thai red chicken curry

I started with Helen’s recipe for Aromatic Thai Chicken and added some bits and tweaked some quantities and ended up with this: 1kg chicken fillet (I used half thigh fillets and half breast fillets)1 onion, diced2 cloves garlic, crushed1/2 teaspoon sugar1/2 teaspoon yellow mustard seeds2 tablespoons Thai red curry paste2 teaspoons fish sauce1 tablespoon lemon […]

Jan 7th, 2010

We need a new car

We went to my mum’s place for dinner tonight, my brother’s family were also there. Mum had been looking after his 3 kids all day so I offered to provide the meal. My sister-in-law and one of their kids are semi-vegetarian (they eat fish, there’s a word for that I’m sure but I can’t think […]

Nov 27th, 2009

Friday Fragments and Linkfest No. 12

Hosted by Mrs4444. A tossed salad of bits and bobs from the week just gone with a touch of things to come for extra flavour. Be sure to pop over to Mrs4444’s place for other fragmentary offerings for today! 1. On Wednesday afternoon my 12 year old walked into the loungeroom , smiled at me […]

Nov 9th, 2009

Chorizo and smoked chicken risotto

I’ve been meaning to make a risotto that involved chorizo for quite some time so when Adam announced this morning that he’d really like risotto for dinner I decided tonight would be the night. Not having a recipe that quite hit the mark I decided to experiment and wandered about Woolworths popping anything that seemed […]