Tag Archives: Melbourne food

Poached pears

In a previous post, I wrote about a dessert of baked pears that we enjoy making. We also like a dish of poached pears, cooked in a wine syrup; we use red wine in the cooler months and white wine … Continue reading

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Cauliflower soufflé

By now, regular readers might have formed the impression that the core ingredients for almost all of our meals come from land-based animals. That is close to the truth. We do eat fish but usually cooked in a way that … Continue reading

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Nice-inspired mussels: the method

Soak the saffron threads in a little boiled water. To prepare mussels for cooking, soak raw mussels in cold water for 10 minutes, scrub and remove the beard. Meanwhile, sauté the shallot and garlic in olive oil for 10 minutes … Continue reading

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Nice-inspired mussels

Clean up alert! This dish generates numerous dishes, a large volume of detritus and, if you are not careful, a messy cooktop. The inspiration for this dish came during a visit to Nice in December 2009. We were on a coach … Continue reading

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Lamb shank curry with palak paneer

Every Spring we make a curry using lamb shanks. Our most recent meal of this dish was notable for what we cooked to accompany the lamb – our first home-cooked palak paneer, albeit minus the paneer (an Indian style of cheese). … Continue reading

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Quail involtini – photos of the method

Here again is the method for the quail involtini, followed by some relevant photos Place the breadcrumbs and chestnuts in a bowl. Melt the butter in a small pan and sauté the garlic and shallot for 6 minutes. Remove from … Continue reading

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Quail involtini

This is a recipe we vowed to try after we bought Patrizia Simone’s wonderful cookbook, My Umbrian kitchen. For our first attempt, Maggie even applied herself to the task of deboning two quails using Patrizia’s instructions. Afterwards, she thought she … Continue reading

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