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Son in Law Zucchini Pickles

I have been thinking about how to curry favour with my son-in-law as I need a few jobs done and Kyle, a carpenter, is meticulous and super- efficient. 355 more words



Step 1: make a sponge cake the day before.

I decided to go with Stephanie Alexander’s Genoese sponge, because it looked straightforward and it’s the one she recommends for making lamingtons with. 269 more words


Easy Christmas Thai Prawn Salad

The only year I missed Christmas at home was in 1985, when we spent the day in Koh Samui in Thailand, eating crab curry, with the sound of waves gently lapping in the background. 460 more words


Rhubarb, rhubarb, rhubarb

Today started simply enough: Take something with us visiting friends for afternoon tea.

I have a rhubarb plant in the garden that was ready to be harvested, so that was an easy choice. 661 more words


Grilled duck breast

Grilled duck breast: The Cook’s Companion by Stephanie Alexander

Serves 2

Good with spiced lentils and celeriac remoulade.

Main Course

Plum and/or Nectarine tart

Plum and/or Nectarine tart: Sydney Food by Bill Granger

Sweet shortcrust pastry:

  • 2 cups plain flour
  • ΒΌ cup icing sugar, sifted
  • a pinch of salt…
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Italian olive paste: another Stephanie Alexander winner

This is a divine thing to do with best quality black olives. In fact the second time I made it, I used kalamata olives instead, but the fact is, I think you want that strong colour that you get from black. 107 more words