Monthly Archives: May 2016

Hot and sticky in the kitchen

The last of our homegrown chillies for the season were too few to make up a batch to be dried in the oven but too numerous to be used up in a week of cooking our meals. So, I found … Continue reading

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To Hobart, for a short break

Last week, Maggie and I spent four days in and around Hobart, the capital city of Australia’s island state, Tasmania. For this short break, we used a package deal offered by Flight Centre, the country’s largest retail travel chain. The … Continue reading

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Chicken noodle soup, Italian-style

A significant proportion of the food that we cook comes under the heading of ‘comfort food’. Think minestrone, roast chicken, bolognese sauce, et al. Lately, we have been preparing a lot more of these types of dishes. Not for us, … Continue reading

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Pomegranate molasses: sticky, not tricky

Now, here’s a happy coincidence. A message from food heaven, you might say, or a ‘circle of life’ event. Just a few days after we had purchased a pomegranate for the first time, our Greek neighbour, Sula came to our … Continue reading

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It just arose …

… last week, in our garden. I guess that’s how our warm, dry autumn looks through rose-coloured glasses!

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So, this is what generational change tastes like!

A couple of weeks ago, Maggie and I had a couple of novel experiences. The first: we sat down to a fancy meal prepared by my son, Julian. And it was good, very good in fact. A tasty rendition of … Continue reading

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This horse kicks like a mule

Although my blog posts often include suggestions about ingredients or cooking methods, I’m not one of those helpful writers whose cooking tips appear neatly at the foot of the relevant post. Until now. Up front. Do NOT mince fresh horseradish … Continue reading

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