Monthly Archives: May 2015

Poulterer’s pie.doc ver 2

About 15 months ago, I wrote a post about a dish to which Maggie and I had given the sobriquet ‘Poulterer’s Pie’, a pun on the well known lamb dish Shepherd’s Pie. We had modified the recipe for a chicken … Continue reading

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Notre bisque: risqué peut-être?

I have a vivid memory from childhood of Mum preparing bisque using a packet of dried ingredients imported from continental Europe. I was intrigued by how some water and cream could convert the packet’s contents into a premium soup. In … Continue reading

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Minestrone: nutritious, comforting and in demand!

In many different parts of the world, chicken noodle soup or its local equivalent is regarded as the quintessential comfort soup, to be dispensed to those suffering from any one of various ailments, ranging from the common cold, through end-of-weekend … Continue reading

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Veal braised with leeks: an enduring favourite

As I have said before, Maggie and I cook with veal more frequently than the average household. Our collection of favourite recipes currently includes nine veal recipes but there would be another half-dozen dishes we have prepared and quite enjoyed. … Continue reading

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Delicious lemons, fresh from the tree

Many of you will be too young to remember the song with the chorus line “Lemon tree, very pretty, but the fruit of the poor lemon is impossible to eat”, written in the 1950s and recorded by several well-known artists, … Continue reading

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How to please your palate prior to, ahem, a procedure

A mild ‘gross-out’ alert applies to what follows. However, if you or someone you care about is scheduled to have a c****oscopy, as I did recently, I might be able to help you get through the preparations without your palate … Continue reading

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Next morning, a visit to Geelong

The morning after our wonderful dinner at Il Bacaro, we departed from our hotel just after 9am. We had opted out of paying for breakfast – we had a better offer. After I had plotted a slightly tricky exit from … Continue reading

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