Monthly Archives: April 2015

A veal dish for hollow legs

I can still remember the first time I ate my own home-cooked meal of the famous Italian dish Osso Buco, literal meaning ‘hollow bone’. It was 1983 and I had recently bought a Crock Pot, a type of slow cooker … Continue reading

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Corned beef with a citrus twist and a hot potato

Corned beef. Nice in a sandwich. Very appealing after a hard day’s work on a Kimberley cattle station, according to some Aboriginal friends of long ago. But, not exactly gourmet food, is it? Well actually, it IS served as a … Continue reading

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Real men make their own quiche

With its relatively high fat-content, a ¬†quiche is not everyone’s idea of good food. And a poorly-made quiche is not my idea of good food either. But four decades on from the first time I cooked one, I still find … Continue reading

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Awesome foursome: duck, fig, walnut and pinot

Here in Victoria, we are only now nearing the end of the most wonderful black fig season that Maggie and I have experienced together. And for all of the second half of the season, the supply has been plentiful, quality … Continue reading

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