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The Cook’s Companion (4): Leek and Potato Soup

With the temperature starting to slowly drop in Melbourne it feels like the time has come for soup making (and eating) yet again. It is fair to say I am a big fan of soups – pumpkin, minestrone, zucchini … and while I was really excited to make this it did not have the flavour I was hoping for. 172 more words

The Cook’s Companion (4): Spiced Nuts

I have previously mentioned my love of spiced nuts, so when I saw this recipe I was keen to put them to the test. Unfortunately, I’m not sure they make the cut. 286 more words

Can we get McDonalds, mum?

If you were ever tasked with the challenge of training a dog or pet, you’ll know that you can’t teach an old dog new tricks. Well, maybe you can, but it’s so much easier to train a young pup that’s easily influenced and excitable. 1,211 more words


The Cook’s Companion (3): Vanilla Ice-Cream

A glut of egg yolks after making Ottolenghi’s rolled pavlova lead me to find a recipe from what is affectionately known in my family as the cooking bible (Stephanie Alexander’s Cooks Companion) that would make use of them. 218 more words

The Cook's Companion (2): Tony’s Crunchy Fruit and Nut Granola

I go through phases when it comes to breakfast. Sometimes all I feel like eating is toast and I will continue to have it until I get sick off it. 261 more words

The Cook’s Companion (1): Gin Fizz

Well I must say what an easy and quick recipe to start with. Each ingredient is a staple in my kitchen and the whole recipe took me less than two minutes to make. 71 more words

Red currants - the jewels of summer

Red currants are usually a Christmas time treat with their most appropriate Santa Claus  colour but they will be all over by Christmas this year.  I love to pick one or two as I pass to get their pop of tart sweetness. 887 more words