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Lilly Pillies…instead of sweeping them into the compost we’ll be showing you how this delicious Australian native can be put to many tasty culinary uses. Ad, best of all they are most likely going to be free!
A little on the wild side, cured and pork fat confit snook [Fairfish South Australia], grilled squid, smoked marinated bitter lettuce, smoked garlic truffle dressing, roasted walnuts.
We have a free pattern available click here. Very easy to make!
These masks are dangerous if not washed correctly. The must not be worn for more than four hours at a time….throughly washed and dried [preferably in the sun] and ironed with a very hot iron.
PLEASE write your names on your mask, DO NOT exchange masks with anyone. This means not even a member of your family.
Angler Stirling…not your average fish and chippie…things we love and things we don’t love quite so much but still really worthwhile https://www.anglerstirling.com.au
Click on the image above Apple Crumble Brioche…we made a variation yesterday using a 4 egg [half rest of recipe] Pam Field’s Sponge
it’s chicken tonight
Classic French style garlic chicken, truly ‘ugly delicious’ add potatoes to the pan and you have a one pan perfect dinner click here for the recipe.
a perennial oldie but a goodie!
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From the French kitchen and oh, so delicious straight from the oven…click on the image to go straight to the recipe.
BUTTERMILK SOUR DOUGH
Really delicious buttermilk sour dough including making and maintaining a sourdough starter click on the bread image below.click on the image.
in praise of pies
Some excellent technical information including the classic French lidded pie click here
posted 21 May 20
The perfect winter lunch at Coates Wines where the Stubbs [chef] – Coates [winemaker] team are doing some really good things. Check out our facebook post.
posted June 24, 2020
posted 10 May, 20Pickled Pine Mushrooms…really delicious and a great way of preserving the glut.
posted 9 May, 20We’ve added a video showing how to clean pine mushrooms click here
posted 9 May, 20White Cabbage Coleslaw a favourite with almost everyone when lovingly made.
posted 7 May, 20sauerkraut, coleslaw, hot cabbage salad, red cabbage and red cabbage slaw with roasted walnuts and semi dried satsuma plums…
posted 6 May, 20
To our hospo friends throughout the world….we weep for you!
In the space of three weeks our entire global family has suffered beyond belief as the Coronavirus changes our world entirely. As everyone struggles to keep their families safe, shut down their businesses not knowing if they will ever open again the worst has been laying off staff considered family and being forced to abandon them to unemployment and an uncertain future.
My old friends Mary and Greg Sonnier Gabrielle’s New Orleans. Lost everything in Catrina..back up and running in their own restaurant three to four years getting fabulous accolades…closed indefinitely!
Add to that we worry for them because Louisiana has the worst infection rate in America.
Tina and Neil Jewell, who some of you may remember from the fabulous charcuterie class from Neil and the equally brilliant bread class from Tina at the River Cafè [also closed plus the Red ochre Barrel + Grill]. Out on their own, an incredible restaurant located [Western Cape, South Africa] aptly named Jewells also getting amazing accolades….closed!
No one could watch Matt McConnell Bar Lourinha Melbourne and ABC 7.30 a couple of nights back and not understand his tears and despair represented every restaurateur/chef in the world.
At home in Adelaide the story goes on. When will life return to normal we seriously have no idea, but what we do know is that if people self isolate it will be quicker.
The struggle is for many people self isolate means just that. It does not mean you go and visit your adult children and grandchildren; if you really love them you will stay at home. Yes people are struggling with this, but, if people don’t start understanding the science soon the lockdown will not be a matter of months but years and the stay at home will be policed by army reserves. We are sure our service people, barely recovered from soul destroying bush fires in Australia could much better assist in this crisis in other ways.
posted 28 March, 20
Left, proof that vegan food doesn’t need to be tasteless muck. Beware two of us nearly ate what was intended for four. Inspired by reading a recent Australian Gourmet Traveller daily email I knew immediately the recipe idea could be taken in a different direction. It is super delicious warm or at room temperature but the fridge would kill it! click here
Don’t be afraid to take any of our recipes in a different direction. Snow peas may still be good to go, but when asparagus and broad beans have long since gone …instead try snow peas, spring onions, quickly blanched cos or iceberg refreshed in ice and water.
We adore passionfruit and promise a whole raft of our favourite passionfruit recipes for the summe.
We adore Melbourne for its vibrant food and art scene and unique shopping especially vintage shopping…….just one revisit and six new restaurant reviews….. click here
This is constantly updated stay tuned for more next week with two new standout restaurants! ..click on the image to go to
Kaaren Palmer’s guide on where to drink Champagne in Melbourne!
Why we love inductionThis is just this is just start as we have realised a much more in-depth article is required, especially explaining the advances in induction cooktops….click here Our rec ommendations are based on first hand experience using induction hotplates in our own kitchen with items that we have purchased and, other kitchens both domestic and commercial where we have had the opportunity to have a play or talk to chefs who use them on a daily basis.
posted May, 2018
We finally have the time to look at
Two amazing books purchased last year…Torrablanca 2 and Ramon Morato’s Chocolate, so much to try…so much to learn!
This week I’m going to have a go at their inside out puff pastry.
We all buy on-line, but how often do you take the time to read the terms and conditions? Well a recent experience we have had trying to return a domestic sous-vide appliance while still under warranty started with a demand for a $24 payment for return postage, followed by a list of fairly unacceptable terms and conditions that may have cost as much as we could buy a new one. It led us to take a look at the terms and conditions of similar equipment to discover vastly different warranty options.
Still working on this one as it has turned into a much more complicated piece than expected. Add to that we don’t have the benefit of a legal team and need to make sure our facts are absolutely right.
you can never have too many books
Why aren’t the French fat?
The very first thing you notice in France today is the lack of overweight residents. Then you notice the abundance of excellent bread, still baked twice daily; this is followed by exquisite melt in the mouth pastries, that eaten in excess would surely lead to obesity. The French still take weekends and free time seriously and the shopping/market day is Saturday. They patiently queue at the best butchers, the fromagerie, the poultry shop…well they queue everywhere good produce it to be found.