Archive | January, 2012
Lentil and Bulgur wheat fritters

Lentil and Bulgur Wheat Fritters

Last week my flavour buds seemed to go on a hormonal jive and I found myself craving all sorts of spicy food.  Resistance was futile and by Wednesday I could think of nothing else.  My taste buds were packed and on an aeroplane to the Middle East, there was just no going back.  I found […]

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Camembert stuffed with bacon and Watermelon Konfyt!

Camembert Cheese stuffed with Bacon and Watermelon Preserve and Baked

Happy Year of the Dragon to one and all!  I have always been an avid fan of these majestic mythical creatures and have been threatening to paint a Dragon triptych for about fifteen years.  I did spend about a month painstakingly painting the most beautifully shaped ceramic bowl with two rather magnificent five toed dragons […]

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Un buon piatto di pasta!

Easy Napoletana Pasta Sauce Recipe :Ravioli Napoletana for Meatfree Monday.

Ravioli Napoletana for a Meat free Monday. The basic unit of Italian Pasta sauce currency has to be the Napoletana Sauce. The combination of three store cupboard ingredients cooked together forms the basis for countless Italian favourites. The foundation garment of most authentic Italian pizzas, pasta sauces and Pasta al Forno dishes, is the humble […]

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Smokey Hot Chicken Stir-Fried with Chillies & Green Garlic Chives

Chicken Thighs Stir Fried with Red Chilli and Garlic Chives …Kylie Kwong’s Thighs!

Smokey hot chicken thighs stir fried with red chilli and garlic chives! I can’t resist this cheeky title. This is a sh*t hot recipe from one of my favourite Chinese chefs, Kylie Kwong. I have watched her on television a thousand times and identify with her very closely in many ways. She has grown up, […]

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Pork Sausage Sage & Caramlised Onion quiche 072 (480x640)

Pork Sausage, Caramelised Onion and Sage Quiche for Lunch.

After leaving school I qualified as an International Travel Consultant, which accounts for many of my foreign travels and cooking adventures.  Back in those days all of the foreign airlines still landed their majestic birds on our shores.  Bottom line, us Travel Agents were entertained and looked after very well in the hopes of us […]

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Crumbed Calamari in Chilli Lime Hoisin Sauce.

Wakame’s Chilli Lime Hoisin Calamari … well my version of it!

This is a week or so’s worth of my Christmas and New Year revelry .. Monday 19th 8.30pm Indescribably happy!  Both boys and their beauties here!  Can’t chat, blog or really talk much on account of the really silly grin that has divided my face into two parts!  We are partying – laughing drinking – […]

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