Monthly Archives: April 2016

Chicken reduced for tarragon redux

A few weeks ago, I reported that we had prepared a dish of Tarragon Chicken according to the recipe in Mastering the art of French cooking. We made it again last weekend, using a smaller chicken, known variously as spatchcock or … Continue reading

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California Dreaming

I am currently on vacation … … from reality. Well, a large portion of it, at least. Especially the bits that dominate the evening news bulletins these days: tax avoidance and corruption in high places, the overwhelming refugee crises, the … Continue reading

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Catch-a-chicken story could be a bestseller

A few posts ago, I reported that Maggie and I had made a rich tomato sauce according to the recipe in Mastering the art of French cooking, and that we anticipated using it in dishes such as beef goulash and chicken … Continue reading

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Dark notes produced at jam session

Who doesn’t like raspberries, save for a few people who are allergic to them and other related fruits? My late sister loved raspberries and would often eat a whole punnet at one sitting. I like them too and, in Melbourne, the … Continue reading

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In digest: week ending 28 March 2016

It has been the week of Easter on our calendar, although it will be early May before our Greek neighbours roast the traditional lamb on a spit! In Australia, the religious elements of Easter are observed by a declining number … Continue reading

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