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Dinner with Nigella

Those of you who follow this blog with any regularity will know of my Holy Trinity of First Principles: words, music and food.

These are my three main sources of nourishment, and without their sustaining, inspiring and stabilising presence in my life I would probably end up in jail or in what used to be called (in the good old days of political incorrectness) a lunatic asylum. 779 more words


The Recipe | Beer Cheesecake (with spent grain base and salted brown ale caramel)

My partner moonlights as a home-brewer most weekends, a hobby which harmonises pleasingly with my penchant for baking and cookery in general (brisket braised in porter being a memorable favourite). 763 more words


Winter stuff

We’ve started using Farmer Joe’s Goat (Echuca) again! Always braised overnight, this really remains our best winter braise yet. Comforting, yet not too heavy or fatty, we change the garnish up every few weeks, and have served it with soft polenta & pine mushrooms or bay & black cabbage, adapting the dish as the season courses along. 389 more words


The Cookbook | Six Of My Favourites

Since moving out of home and becoming a proper adult almost ten years ago, I’ve amassed quite the collection of cookbooks in my Expedit shelves – some have been gifts from others, most have been gifts to myself, and… 1,054 more words


Auckland Writers Festival: Stephanie Alexander and the Everyday Delight of Food

Stephanie Alexander is desperate for our children to fall madly, deeply, truly in love—with food. And with over ten per cent of Australian primary schools participating in the… 361 more words


Rose Cupcakes for Mother's Day

You might think, ‘Bloody hell, these look complicated!’
The truth is, I have NEVER iced cupcakes with buttercream before. This is my very first attempt! I have iced heaps of cupcakes with fondant and heaps with chocolate ganache, but never buttercream. 928 more words

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Plenty of pumpkin

A local farmer has been selling pumpkins from the back of his ute.  The pumpkins are at a bargain price and even though there are only two of us at home I decided to buy a full pumpkin and see what I could use it for. 207 more words