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July 2016

ham and cheese quiche

Mini quiches

Follow my blog with Bloglovin Mini quiches came home via a year 3 cooking class. Once a week, Rose,the teacher aid, would take a group of children from the class to the school kitchen and they would cook something. It was always simple offerings: Anzac Biscuits and mini quiches were…

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July 30, 2016
Raspberry muffins

Raspberry Muffins

Raspberry muffins have become a firm favourite. We used to have muffins for breakfast all the time. They were the Sunday morning special treat. I’d either get up before everyone else and have them in the oven as a surprise, or be badgered into making…

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July 27, 2016
chicken with green olives

Chicken with green olives and cauliflower rice

Chicken with green olives and cauliflower rice is comfort food and sometimes that’s just what you need. You know the sort. Cooked slowly in the oven, filling the house with delicious smells that you just can’t wait to eat. The problem is, sometimes you…

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July 23, 2016
fish and potato yellow curry

Fish and Potato Yellow Curry

I’ve mastered the art of combining spices to make Indian curries, and very rarely opt for anything other than homemade spice mixes. Store-bought curry pastes have there place: they are extremely handy when everyone wants a curry while on holiday at the beach, but apart from…

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July 16, 2016
reading june


  Reading June: A Little Life (Hanya Yanagihara), being in excess of 750 pages, occupied most of the month. In the beginning I didn’t think I’d make it, taking the first seventy pages to get into the novel. The four main characters are introduced…

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July 13, 2016
lamb with couscous salad

Lamb Fillet with Roast Vegetable Couscous

Lamb fillet and roast vegetable couscous work so well together. Whether you slow cook a leg of lamb until the meat falls off the bone, braise lamb shanks, or cook up a hearty stew, lamb will always deliver on deliciousness, and couscous is the perfect accompaniment. I’m…

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July 9, 2016
pasta e fagioli

Pasta e fagioli

We have our own names for pasta e fagioli: bean and pasta soup or vegetable-less minestrone. The latter comes from a time when a bowl of minestrone would be greeted with groans – there were just too many vegetables on display in the one bowl! Some…

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July 2, 2016