Monthly Archives: July 2015

Mushroom & leek soup

As a child, the only edible mushrooms I knew about came buttered and stewed, in a tin, and were eaten as a side dish with a grilled piece of steak. Sad but true! Even as an adult, cooking mostly vegetarian … Continue reading

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Crepes, Susan?

The title-pun of this post is in honour of my most enduring – some might say longest-suffering – friend. She lives more than three hours away by plane. Which is a pity, because, if she lived nearby, I’m sure she … Continue reading

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Fifty sleeps …

… ’til our next international adventure. I had to pinch myself this morning when I discovered that it is nearly nine months since I wrote a brief post about the trip we have booked for this coming September. And, yet, … Continue reading

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Pig on a roller-coaster

We rarely cook pork without using spices to add piquant notes which complement the sweet and savoury qualities of good quality pork. I have previously written about two of the ways we do this – here and here. In this … Continue reading

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Garlic, herbs & lemon: all very veal-friendly

There are at least ten veal dishes in our cooking repertoire; this one is the seventh to appear in a blog post. We first made this dish in 2012, the year we bought a whole calf and took the opportunity … Continue reading

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Barossa Valley visit: the wines

Virtually all of the alcohol that Maggie and I imbibe comes from wine; the occasional exceptions are our homemade limoncello and, for Maggie, a gin & tonic in summer.¬†We like wine, both as a companion to food and, depending on … Continue reading

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