Tag Archives: salads

Giving a fig about halloumi? Who me? And you too?

In a recent post, I mentioned a recipe which had introduced us to a “new genre of summer dining pleasures”. Now I will tell you what I meant by that and explain how we prepared the salad and applied its … Continue reading

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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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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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Catering for cousins

This is one of those posts which is written more ‘for the record’ than for the world of blog readers, but some of you might find elements of the narrative to be of value or interest. It is now a … Continue reading

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Why did the tomato turn red?

Because it saw the salad dressing. Hah, hah, hah! That’s exactly the kind of corny, pun-based joke that Maggie’s late father, Noel used to crack and, much to my son’s embarrassment, I let slip quite often myself. But, enough frivolity. … Continue reading

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Pig on a carpet ride?

Last night’s dinner was tasty and refreshing – Weber-roasted pork ribs; a salad of orange, fennel, sesame seeds, carrot and beetroot; and some Basmati rice. The pork had been marinated overnight in a wet paste of berbere spice mix, cumquat-infused … Continue reading

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