Category Archives: Cooking

A very more-ish chicken roast

This year, Maggie and I have been cooking whole chickens more often than usual, having discovered that Peter Bouchier, one of our favourite butchers, stocks a high-quality free-range chicken at a reasonable price. At first, we prepared these using a … Continue reading

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Bloody good Greek orange cake

It’s 12 months since I last published a post here. Another non-fatal casualty of the pandemic! Now, as my home city, Melbourne, draws near to the vaccination level that will enable a cautious easing of restrictions, I feel ready to … Continue reading

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A dish to pump up your kin on hump day

One of the benefits of cooking primarily for the two of us, sometimes with the addition of a couple of friends with known tastes in food, is that we are free to try any recipe that appeals to us. No … Continue reading

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These cakes won’t sell your strawberries short

Here in Melbourne, it’s early in the fifth week of a tough, six-week lockdown, which was imposed by our State Government to suppress a severe Covid-19 outbreak. We can venture out no further than 5km from our home and only … Continue reading

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Delicious fish pie, with a Tasmanian twist

From time to time on this blog, I have mentioned one or the other of my two friends, Bill and Susan, who live in Perth, the capital city of the Australian state of Western Australia. I have known Susan and … Continue reading

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Blue cheese and roasted cauliflower soup

  Just over a year ago, Maggie and I returned from the Northern Territory at the end of a wonderful two weeks of travel experiences, including two days in the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. The accommodation for our Uluru-Kata Tjuta … Continue reading

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Two duckadent dinners

Regular readers of this blog will know that Maggie and I enjoy preparing a meal of duck, starting from scratch with fresh duck legs or breast fillets. Happily for us, a supermarket close to our home maintains a good supply … Continue reading

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Green and white chicken noodle soup

Who doesn’t like to sit down to a bowl of some variety of chicken noodle soup? Surely, only a hard-hearted soul would not yield to its comforting flavours and textures! In the Wikipedia entry for chicken noodle soup, a section … Continue reading

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Pasta class in Umbria

From mid-September to mid-October, Maggie and I travelled around parts of southern Europe. We began with a couple of nights in the lovely city of Avignon, followed by a river cruise along the Rhone River from its delta – known … Continue reading

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Pretty bowl of our favourite spring green

It took me until well into my 40s to develop a taste for fresh asparagus, mainly because the only asparagus spears I ever knew about came in a tin and I didn’t like those one little bit. Fortunately, I spent … Continue reading

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