Monthly Archives: January 2015

Last of the ham goes into our first terrine

Some followers of this blog will know that Maggie and I spent three full days and nights in the Cote d’Or region of Burgundy in April 2014. To recap: we spent a sinful amount of money on food and wine. … Continue reading

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Calamari: the collector’s edition

Calamari is one of our favourite seafoods and we always have some in our freezer – caught locally, bought fresh and trimmed to our liking by Maggie. We have cooked calamari as the feature ingredient – salt and pepper style, … Continue reading

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Canape caps

When Maggie and I married in December 2006, we celebrated by sharing a seven-course degustation-style lunch with my parents and nine special friends. The meal was prepared and served in our home, with the assistance of three young friends and … Continue reading

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Iris turns heads, Iris turns one

On 17 January 2014, I became a grandparent, when Iris was born to my son, Julian and my daughter-in-law, Sara. To celebrate her first birthday, Julian and Sara held a party at their home in Healesville last Saturday afternoon. A … Continue reading

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Buffalo green-filled

The title of this post is an obscure pun on the dish we cooked last night and the┬áname of a 1960s North American band formed by Neil Young – one of my top three musical heroes – and the talented … Continue reading

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Possum pickle makes Maggie see green

Every summer, we grow tomatoes in our kitchen garden, with varying degrees of success. The summer of 2013/14 began cool and damp and most of the tomatoes we planted struggled to produce any fruit; it didn’t help that I underfed … Continue reading

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Spiced lamb & fetta croquettes

I have written before about roasting a portion of boneless leg of lamb. This post covers the other use we make of lamb leg meat – minced, flavoured and formed into croquettes. We have had our electric mincer for several … Continue reading

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