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Ginger noodles

Ok, I’d just like to start by saying sorry about the photo of this dish. I was in a hurry. It really tastes a whole lot better than this looks. Now that that’s out of the way, if you’re anything like me, you are ever on the quest for quick, interesting things to cook for dinner. And you also have a top five (or so) that you have on high rotation. They’re the dishes that you make without really thinking about them:  you always have the ingredients and somehow you can eat them over and over again without getting bored of them. Well, for a while, anyway. Continue reading “Ginger noodles”

Roasted pumpkin and mushroom salad with rocket and marinated feta

One of the great philosophers of our time once posed the theory that ‘You don’t win friends with salad’, but I would tend to disagree. Strongly, actually. I’ve got a few special ones up my sleeve that definitely win fans, if not friends exactly. I promise to tell you about them all, Continue reading “Roasted pumpkin and mushroom salad with rocket and marinated feta”

Fresh mint tea

Caution:  rant ahead. What is it with real estate agents? I mean, they’re not popular, are they …? The one that particularly has my goat at the moment is the one that I hand over vast sums of cash to each month so that I can continue to live in a very excellently located yet poorly contrived shoe box. Continue reading “Fresh mint tea”

Paprika-marinated chicken with spicy Mexican salad and prosciutto

I get most of my kicks in the kitchen when I just wing it. It amazes me that unless I’m planning to cook something in particular, I pretty much buy the same things week in, week out when I go grocery shopping, but frequently come up with surprising new ways to put them together. Continue reading “Paprika-marinated chicken with spicy Mexican salad and prosciutto”

Gluten-free peanut butter and salted chocolate cookies

Ok, so I said that baking isn’t my thing, and it really isn’t, but when I saw this recipe I just had to give it a whirl. And since I’m currently on staycation, what better time than right now? Continue reading “Gluten-free peanut butter and salted chocolate cookies”

Melbourne breakfast – one of the best in Fitzroy

I’d been unable to get the breakfast that I had eaten last weekend out of my mind, so on Sunday I went back to Archie’s All Day to see if the new season asparagus was back on the menu again. I’d been day-dreaming about it all week – the sweetest asparagus I’d ever had, with poached egg and hollandaise sauce – it was just simple perfection. Continue reading “Melbourne breakfast – one of the best in Fitzroy”

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