Category Archives: Cooking

Francakes make apple fans happy

Many moons ago, possibly around the time people stopped believing that the Earth is flat, I was a Boy Scout. I belonged to one of five Scout troops at my school and we would attend regular weekend or vacation camps … Continue reading

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Fennel-flavoured feed of duck

The weather has been quite wintry since mid-July, when Maggie and I returned to Melbourne from our travels in North America. Even when the clouds have cleared to let some sunshine in, cold winds have made it feel bleaker than … Continue reading

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Plum job puts some spice in our life

We had a ton of tomatoes, our neighbours had a surplus of satsumas. Plums that is. And they kindly shared the feast of fruit with their friends. Like us! Normally, I would convert these fleshy, red plums into one of … Continue reading

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‘s a lot of tomatoes in those tarts

Each summer, Maggie and I grow ‘cherry’ tomatoes in pots, one plant per pot. This season, the crop began slowly – plenty of small, green tomatoes but none of them were ripening. Maggie even wondered if we had planted them … Continue reading

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Knowing my onions

I am publishing this short post because I will soon be writing a more substantial post about a dish for which one of the elements is caramelised shallots. However, what Maggie and I refer to as a ‘shallot’ is known … Continue reading

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It’s pickling time again!

Happy New Year everyone! One of the things we like most about the warmer months is the abundance of fruit available for converting to condiments, ie pickles, chutneys and relishes. In our home, that will always include green tomato pickle … Continue reading

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Dutch treat

    A temporary ceasefire has been declared in the war of words about our visit to WW1 battlefields. I have three more posts left to prepare and I want to take the time and care required to make them … Continue reading

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