Monthly Archives: April 2014

Our weekend in Paris

As I begin this post, it is late afternoon on Sunday. This evening we will conclude our visit with dinner at Pramil, a fine restaurant close to our hotel. The menu looks very interesting! The weekend got off to a … Continue reading

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Lots of pepper on a last supper

What will we eat on the last evening on which we will be have time to cook a meal from scratch?  (Thursday’s pre-flight dinner will comprise various leftovers, delish but dullish.) Well, there were two pieces of rump steak in … Continue reading

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Our itinerary

At 9.30pm on Thursday night, Melbourne time, Maggie and I will hop into a private taxi and begin our latest travel adventure.  At around 9.30pm on Friday night, Paris time, we will arrive at our hotel in Le Marais district. … Continue reading

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Poulterer’s Pie

For this dish, we have overhauled an on-line recipe for chicken pot pies with puff pastry lids, ditched the pastry and added a layer of mashed potato as in the well-known Shepherd’s Pie. The result is very tasty and reheats … Continue reading

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A fresh apple cake

A few posts back, I mentioned that I would be baking an apple cake; this would provide morning tea for Maggie at work, including some pieces for her immediate colleagues, and for me to snack on in the days leading … Continue reading

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Love that duck!

We are a little obsessed about duck, forever tracking down suppliers of quality fresh duck, looking for new duck recipes, reflecting on our palate experiences and tweaking our established duck repertoire. However, one particular duck recipe has met our exacting … Continue reading

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A peach of a dish

Since May 2013, we have been making extensive use of My Umbrian Kitchen by Patrizia Simone.  (Patrizia is famous in Victoria for the restaurant she and her husband established in the country town of Bright, in the north-east of our … Continue reading

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At last, a visual!

To date, this blog has comprised words, words and more words – thousands of them! In my defence, it used to be possible to follow a link from one of my old posts to several photo albums relating to our … Continue reading

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Another Saturday afternoon in the kitchen

We were supposed to be going to a 21st birthday party last Saturday night.  However, we are not party animals, unless it is a party involving three or four courses of delicious food, up to six guests and several bottles … Continue reading

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Pre-flight victuals

We spent some happy hours in the kitchen yesterday, producing a chicken, leek and noodle soup; some cooked down tomatoes; a bowl of creamy spinach; and, for the first time in many years, some strawberry jam. As were cleaning up, … Continue reading

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