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Witches Kitchen recipes focus on fast and easy!  There are times when it is fun to spend a whole day shopping and cooking something complicated and amazing.  But the kind of food that sustains life needs to be based on what’s locally in season, and fit into a really full and busy day.

Breakfast

Pumpkin and Feta Tartlets

Basic shortcrust pastry is so so so easy, I don't get it why people buy frozen?  Puff pastry, ok, that's ...
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Pumpkin Pecan Granola

We have a big and growing stack of pumpkins on the verandah.  A big stack.  This is just the start ...
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Braised Figs on Toast for Breakfast

Still on figs, and this is just the white figs, the first to come into season.  The brown figs are ...
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Mango and Ginger Not Jam

I don't make jam. If I did, I'd just have to eat it and I really don't need that much ...
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Breakfast Party Lemon Curd

This is one for the breakfast party people.  I'm not sure how it would go for preserving.  For me, lemon ...
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Banana Macadamia Butter on Oat Toast

We picked the first of the new season's macadamias yesterday. It's a bit earlier than usual, but the warm wet ...
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The Breakfast Challenge – Huevos Diablos (Devil’s Eggs)

I wasn't going to post until the new year, but my love for patterns got in the way, and it ...
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The Breakfast Challenge – Roasted Peach Butter on Sourdough

I love stone fruit season.  We're too far north for the best of it  - I've learned that it is ...
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The Breakfast Challenge – Potato Salad with Two Minute Mayonnaise

You can't really call this a proper, by the rules, Breakfast Cereal Challenge recipe. By the rules, breakfast should be low ...
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The Breakfast Challenge – Sourdough Bolo Levedo Stuffed With Blueberries

These aren't exactly the 5 minutes of the usual  Breakfast Cereal Challenge recipes, but they're fast enough for a weekday morning ...
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The Breakfast Challenge – Garlic Mushrooms

The year is rushing towards the end now. I just realised that there are only five more  Breakfast Cereal Challenges  ...
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The Breakfast Challenge – Spring Fruit Salad With Real Egg Custard

It looks like dessert rather than breakfast doesn't it? My daughter came home from a sleepover at a friend's house ...
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The Breakfast Challenge – Scrambled Eggs With Garlic Scapes

If you don't grow them, you probably don't know garlic scapes.  They're the best bit of the garlic plant, and ...
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The Breakfast Challenge – French Toast with Honey Balsamic Glazed Strawberries

It's unusual spring weather this year.  Much cooler and wetter than normal, the result of another La Ninã pattern in ...
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The Breakfast Challenge – Broad Bean Dip with Soldiers

This one is cheating really.  It's not a new recipe at all. It's just Broad Beans on Toast blended. We ...
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The Breakfast Challenge – Spiced Strawberry Porridge with Skim Milk Yoghurt

If  you've been following The Breakfast Challenge then you'll know I'm a bit ambivalent about porridge.  I'm trying to like ...
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The Breakfast Challenge – Mulberry Not-Jam With Yoghurt Cream Cheese

Mulberry season is so short and so prolific, of all the things I am tempted to make jam from, mulberries ...
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The Breakfast Challenge – Cheesy Broccoli Omelette

This recipe is a riff on Mollie Katzen's Enchanted Broccoli Forest, or at least it owes some heritage to that ...
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The Breakfast Challenge – Spring Fruit Salad With Oat Nut Crumble

We picked the first of the season's paw paws this morning (papaya in USA).  And Brian brought me a bucket ...
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The Breakfast Challenge – Minted Mushy Peas on Toast

I picked the first of the peas this morning (late because the mice got so many of the early plantings) ...
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The Breakfast Challenge – Broad Beans on Toast

I picked the first broad beans of the season this morning, and I cannot remember why I ever thought broad ...
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The Breakfast Challenge – Macadamia and Oat Heart Starters

If you've been following the Breakfast Challenge series at all, you'll know that "my current favourite" breakfast is usually only ...
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The Breakfast Challenge – Oat Risotto

It's not fair. My partner went to the doctor for a minor thing, and because he is a male of ...
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The Breakfast Challenge – Chocolate Custard Cups

This recipe is very similar to the 5 Minute Pressure Cooker Baked Custard featured in the Breakfast Cereal Challenge series ...
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Polenta and Feta Gems

I'm loving my gem iron.  I found it in an op shop, and it's the perfect implement for breakfast baking ...
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The Breakfast Challenge – Rocket Pesto on Toast

Rocket is rich in a whole range of phytochemicals,  including some that are protective against prostate, breast and ovarian cancers ...
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Muesli Gems

I found this gem iron in an op shop.  It took me several months and quite a few goes to ...
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The Breakfast Challenge – Avocado, Lime and Coriander Wrap

The possums have finished off all my avocados,  but I live in an avocado growing region and we're smack bang ...
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The Breakfast Challenge – Custard Apple and Orange Juice Smoothie

On Mondays I travel an hour and a half to work, and I car pool which means I can't be ...
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Brunch Souffle

Soufflés have an undeserved reputation. I think they're much easier and more forgiving than their rap. This one is basically ...
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The Breakfast Challenge – A Breakfast Homage to Crepes Suzette

I do draw the line at Cointreau for breakfast, and I like breakfast pancakes to be higher protein and lower ...
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The Breakfast Challenge – Lemony Mushrooms and Spinach with 2 Minute Hollandaise

There is a small miracle in the number of things that grow well together, taste good together, and are good ...
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The Breakfast Challenge: Pressure Cooker 5 Minute Baked Custard

A bowl of hot custard on a cold winter morning (with banana if you can keep the bush turkeys from ...
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The Breakfast Challenge – Super Fast Frittata (Or Fast Super Frittata)

Five serves of vegetables a day doesn't seem like that much. I love vegetables and eat lots of them. But ...
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The Breakfast Challenge – Macadamia Sourdough Fruit Bread

I know so many people who don't eat nuts because their only real experiences with them have been a) shelled ...
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The Breakfast Challenge – Perfect Poached Eggs on Silverbeet

For perfect poached eggs, you need very fresh eggs.  You can add vinegar to the water, get it swirling into a ...
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The Breakfast Challenge – Mandarin Curd

I love mandarins straight from the tree, sun warm and juicy and full of Vitamin C. But there is a ...
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The Breakfast Challenge – Soft Boiled Egg and Tomato on Toast

My superpower is boiling eggs. It's not an infallible superpower, but most times I can sense when an egg is ...
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The Breakfast Challenge – Pink Grapefruit Braised with Vanilla and Nuts

I have a bit of a family history of heart and vascular disease, so citrus season is a really good ...
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The Breakfast Challenge – Turmeric and Mandarin Nut Butter

Kids may not like this one (though it is surprising, sometimes, what kids like).  This is a recipe for people ...
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The Breakfast Challenge – Apple Porridge

This is porridge to convert non-porridge eaters! I'm not a huge porridge fan normally.  I know oats are really really ...
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The Breakfast Challenge – Sweet Corn, Chili and Lime Pikelets

I saw an episode of Jamie Oliver's American Food Revolution, where they were teaching people to cook corn on the ...
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The Breakfast Challenge – Macadamia and Pear Butter

I have to admit any  Breakfast Cereal Challenge recipe at the moment has to go on top of toast - ...
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The Breakfast Challenge – Cottage Cheese Pikelets (with and without Sourdough)

I get why people name their sourdough cultures. Navarone (son of Priscilla) is the new love of my life. I ...
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The Breakfast Challenge – Egg in a Nest

Five serves of vegies a day.  Doesn't seem like much, but it's amazing how many days I realise I haven't ...
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The Breakfast Challenge – Frijoles Con Queso (Cheesy Beans)

The picture doesn't really do justice to the hearty, spicy, creamy goodness of this.  It is one of my favourite ...
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The Breakfast Challenge – Buckwheat Shaker Pancakes (With Smiley Faces)

This is Number 4 in the Breakfast Cereal Challenge series, and there are actually three different themes going on here, any ...
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The Breakfast Challenge – Apple and Peach Breakfast Compote

This is my current favourite breakfast, and the next in the Breakfast Cereal Challenge. The first of the new season ...
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The Breakfast Cereal Challenge – Banana Oatcakes

Banana season peaks in February in this part of the world (northern NSW).  Most of our bananas go towards fattening ...
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The Breakfast Challenge – Creamed Corn on Sourdough Toast

I'm picking sweet corn in my garden at the moment, and even if you aren't growing it, you should be ...
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Paw Paw and Citrus Fruit Salad

My current favourite breakfast - paw paw and citrus fruit salad with homemade yoghurt and toasted pepitas (and a few ...
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Green Green Polenta

This is a riff on Mollie Katzen's Green Green Noodle Soup, with a little bit of "Green Eggs and Ham" ...
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Avocado and Lime Juice on Toast

Not so much a recipe as a reminder.  I have at long last moved on from Tangelo Breakfast Compote as ...
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Spinach and Feta Omelette Pikelets

It's a simple trick:  if you whisk egg whites until they are fluffy, they expand, by a huge amount.  Add ...
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Tangelo Breakfast Compote

It's citrus season, our tangelo tree is loaded, and I have a new favourite breakfast.  There's a fast morning version ...
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Ginger, Mint and Culantro Besan Pancakes

This all started with an item in the Sunday papers about how women really should do weights training. I looked ...
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Breakfast Dhall

Dhall can seem like a strange choice for breakfast, but some mornings I want something warm and filling that will ...
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Sweet Corn and Capsicum Omelette Pikelets

They aren't hugely photogenic, but they were really good!  This is one of those miracle dishes that seem to make ...
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Mango (or Blueberry, or Peach) Breakfast Oatcakes

The great mango glut is almost over - only a few more weeks - and the grapes will run out ...
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Mango Lhassi

While mangoes are in season, I've started making a mango lhassi for breakfast - a blended yoghurt drink that is ...
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Lunch box baking

Pumpkin and Feta Tartlets

Basic shortcrust pastry is so so so easy, I don't get it why people buy frozen?  Puff pastry, ok, that's ...
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Polenta and Feta Gems

I'm loving my gem iron.  I found it in an op shop, and it's the perfect implement for breakfast baking ...
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Muesli Gems

I found this gem iron in an op shop.  It took me several months and quite a few goes to ...
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Carambola and Macadamia Frangipane Tarts

Carambolas (Star Fruit) don't appear in fruit shops much, and I wonder why?  They're a really nice fruit, sweet and ...
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Apple Oat Slice

Last week of the school term, and it's been hard finding space for Muesli Bar Challenge recipes in amongst everything else ...
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Zucchini Ginger Muffins

I promised there would be more Muesli Bar Challenge recipes this year but there's been too much else to write ...
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Seedy biscuits

This is the last of my Muesli Bar Challenge series for the year. The draft of this post has been in ...
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Apricot and Semolina Tarts

The local Farmers' Market this week had apricots, from within 100 miles.  Seduced by memories of apricots I had in ...
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Lunchbox Peach Sbrisoletta

Early season peaches are just coming into season here.  I don't really grow stonefruit - we are smack bang in ...
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Blueberry and Lemon Ricotta Slice

Our blueberry bushes are bearing and the farm up the road is selling bags of blueberry seconds so this is ...
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Blueberry and Oatbran Muffins

Blueberries are right in season up here in northern NSW, and with three major ingredients (blueberries, oats and yoghurt) in my superfoods ...
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Nina’s Classic Chocolate Slice

Number 30 in the Muesli Bar Challenge series.  The rules:  fast and easy, healthy enough for school lunch boxes, robust ...
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Pawpaw Gingernuts

Paw paws are in season and we are picking several a week at the moment.  If you live in their ...
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Mulberry Black Forest Cupcakes

This is  number 28 in my Muesli Bar Challenge series. For those of you who are new to the site,  the Challenge ...
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Mulberry Custard Tarts

Sadly fresh mulberries won't survive a trip to school.  Which is a pity, because they're right in season and hugely ...
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Strawberry Cheesecake Slice

My strawberry patch is laden at the moment, but despite the netting many of the berries are pecked. It's pretty ...
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Mandarin, Macadamia and Poppyseed Cake

For practically the first time in my adult life, I have no chooks at present.  This is the culprit. I ...
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Macadamia Ma-amoul

The rules of my Muesli Bar Challenge series are that the Challenger must be healthy (low in sugar and saturated ...
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Orange Date Bars

Number 23 in the Muesli Bar Challenge - my weekly series of  recipes for school lunch box baking  that is healthy, easy, ...
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Mandarin, Ricotta and Honey Slice

I am on a bit of a roll with the mandarin, ricotta and honey flavours.  Plus mandarins are getting towards ...
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Mandarin Honey Ricotta Cake

Wow.  I'm over half way through the school year, and I haven't lost a Muesli Bar Challenge yet.  Even I'm ...
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Lemon, Macadamia and Ricotta Blondies

I've already blogged on about the nutritional value of macadamias and lemons (especially lemon rind), so I won't go there ...
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Macadamia Wholemeal Shortbread Cookies

*Postscript* I was asked to pick my very favourite of the Muesli Bar Challenge recipes, and this is it. The ...
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Macadamia and Orange Friands

When I was a kid, every block in suburban Brisbane had a backyard macadamia tree. Maca season meant finding a good ...
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Lemon and Ricotta Tarts

The dessert version of these is easy, but the healthy lunchbox version is a little trickier.  It is still easy ...
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Lemon Yoghurt Honey Muffins

I have had my (now grown up) kids home for Yule, so this week's  the Muesli Bar Challenge recipe was ...
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Pumpkin Tarts

This is the last of the Muesli Bar Challenge recipes based on pumpkin. I still have a couple of other ...
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Lemon Polenta Steamed Muffins

I forgot to take a picture of the Muesli Bar Challenge this week! We had a brunch party on Sunday ...
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Pumpkin Scones

I worried a little about this week's Muesli Bar Challenge.  Scones are not that sweet - I often think their ...
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Orange and Almond Cake

There are two recipes for one in the Muesli Bar Challenge this week.  The jumping off point was Stephanie Alexander's ...
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Lumberjack Cupcakes

I've had a lovely weekend with my Brisbane based sister, sewing and cooking and solving the problems of the family ...
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Pumpkin Spice Pudding Cake

This is tenth in my Muesli Bar Challenge series - a series of recipes for lunch box baking that are ...
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Chocolate Beetroot Brownies

The kids are back at school after the holidays, so it is time to get back into lunch box baking ...
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Pear, Almond and Honey Tartlets

Pears are in season, and Bartlett pears (perfect for cooking) are starting to appear at our local Farmers Market. Where ...
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Hummingbird Cake with Banana Cream Filling

This is an adaption of a classic recipe that is usually a bit too sweet and gooey to be suitable ...
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Banana and Tahini Biscuits

Bananas are in season, and although the turkeys are getting most of mine, I thought I would feature a banana ...
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Passionfruit Cheesecake Slice

Passionfruit are in season, and our possum is gorging herself on them. Occasionally though, she drops some and we get ...
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Apple and Passionfruit Muffins

This recipe was my son's all-time favourite lunch box  baking for all of his high school years.  Unfortunately for him, ...
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Slightly Healthy Lunchbox Choc Chip Cookies

My kids christened these "Slightly Healthy Lunchbox Choc Chip Cookies"  because they couldn't believe they were actually healthy. In fact, ...
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Pomegranate Muffins

This is what seasonal cooking is all about. The mangoes are all but finished, and now it's pomegranates! Luckily pomegranates ...
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Mango Lunch Box Cake

I have a few pet hates with food, and most of them have to do with kids lunchboxes. Poppers are ...
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Vegetarian Midweek Meals

Very Inauthentic Okonomiyaki

My cabbages are getting away from me now too, the last of the winter crops colliding with the first of ...
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Roasted Cauliflower

My caulis are getting away from me.  Only three or four left in the garden now, which is fairly nicely ...
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Roast Pumpkin and Feta Pie

The wildlife doesn't share my sense of frugal.   The pumpkin stack is slowly going down now.  The cold has ...
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Very Inauthentic Pumpkin Wat with Sourdough Injera

I first had injera at an Ethiopian restaurant in Coffs Harbour, lovely spongy sourdough crepes that are the perfect soaker-upper for ...
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Pumpkin and Feta Tartlets

Basic shortcrust pastry is so so so easy, I don't get it why people buy frozen?  Puff pastry, ok, that's ...
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Roast Fig, Pecan and Feta Salad

The riff of sweet, caramelised figs, salty white cheese, peppery leaves, and nut crunch is a classic one.  And like ...
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Tomato Salmorejo

I have tomatoes.  Tomatoes for giving away.  The brandywines are still fruit fly free, this late in the season.  Up ...
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Is Homemade Pasta Worth the Trouble?

Yes, yes, a hundred times yes from me. It's good, good and good. ♥  You get to use real eggs, ...
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Celeriac Latkes

There's usually a reason why popular vegetables are popular, and ones nobody has ever heard of are ones nobody has ...
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Spicy Kale Pancake

The blog is neglected, the house is neglected, the garden is neglected, but the kale keeps giving. Wonderfully prolific, resilient ...
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Ful Medames without the Ful (or Lemony, Garlicy, Peppery Beans)

OK, so I know somebody is going to protest about the inauthenticity of this.  And the photo doesn't help.  Ful ...
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Creamy Pumpkin and Macadamia Pasta

It's the southern hemisphere Halloween, and I totally get it why Halloween features pumpkin lamps.  I have brush turkeys that ...
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Moroccan Pumpkin Salad

It's glut season for pumpkins, and though the brush turkeys have made a serious dent in them, we have more ...
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Snake Bean and Tomato Salad

My favourite variety of beans at the moment - brown seeded snake beans.  So long as I can keep water up ...
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Zucchini and Haloumi Patties

The zucchini glut is upon us!  (And the tromboncino are about to start now too).  This was a make-it-up as ...
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Parmesan Crumbed Mushrooms

I made a mess of the bread this morning. I've been experimenting with baking my sourdough in an electric bread ...
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Fettucini With Kale Pesto

In the scale of foods that are Popeye worthy, kale is about as dense a source of vitamins and minerals ...
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Rice Paper Rolls

There's actually only a small window of the year when rice paper rolls are the perfect thing.  Avocados need to ...
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Little Greek Yoghurt Pies

This is a real Spring recipe.  You need 24 very young and fresh and tender vine leaves.  These cook fast, so  they don't work ...
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Broccoli Tempura

My glut crop this week is broccoli. The first rounds of plants are still yielding side shoots and the last ...
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Spinach and Feta Triangles with Home-made Phyllo

My glut crop this week is spinach. The warm weather, and its age - it's been bearing wonderfully for a ...
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Pumpkin Pecan and Polenta Balls

These are good.  Really good.  Better than they look.  They have the sweetness of pumpkin with a moist cake-y polenta ...
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Barbecued Sweet Corn with Chili Lime Dressing

My glut crop this week is sweet corn - the last round of sweet corn for the year.  Sweet corn ...
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Fattoush with Edamame

Edamame are green soy beans, and most Australians anyway only ever encounter them in a sushi bar. They're easy to ...
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Zucchini, Carrot and Sunflower Seed Slice

Today is just the second day in the last two months that it hasn't rained, a gorgeous sky blue day ...
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Spicy Green Beans

My glut this week is green beans.  Beans are never usually in glut.  All those we don't get round to ...
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Green Gazpacho

I've always been a bit ambivalent about gazpacho, until I realised it was the look of it, not the taste, ...
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Malay Style Sweet and Spicy Vegie Noodle Stir Fry

This Tuesday Night Vego Challenge recipe uses egg noodles, which are exactly the same as pasta. I'm a relatively recent convert to ...
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Orecchiette With Lemon Caper and Parsley Sauce

The number of   Tuesday Night Vego Challenge recipes based on pasta isn't really reflective of how often we eat it.  I've featured Pasta ...
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Dosa

One of the interesting things I've got out of this nearly-a-year-now of  Tuesday Night Vego Challenge recipes is how often all ...
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Potato Kievs

This is the last of the potato based   Tuesday Night Vego Challenge recipes for this year.  We've had a nice month of ...
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Spanish Tortilla

A couple of others in my circle have posted recipes lately for Spanish Tortilla - Cityhippyfarmgirls's Frugal Friday Tortilla de Patatas, and Celia ...
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Pigeon Pea and Potato Dhal

I have a simple, fast, comfort food dhal recipe in my Breakfast Cereal Challenge series from last year - Breakfast ...
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New Potatoes With Parsley and Mustard Hollandaise

I've started harvesting the new potatoes, and I had all sorts of recipes in mind for them.  But then, with ...
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Kale Pakora with Yoghurt Coriander Mint Dipping Sauce

My kale is starting to flower, so it was time to finish it off. This hot weather will bring cabbage ...
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Yorkshire Puddings With Silverbeet and Feta Filling

I think Yorkshire puddings are the same as popovers in USA, or almost the same.  They are crisp on the ...
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Egg Curry

The Spring egg glut situation is still going on.  The goose eggs have started hatching (three babies today and another ...
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Broad Beans with Preserved Lemon, Feta and Herbs

The broad beans are bearing.  Not so many of them this year and they will run out a lot earlier ...
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Caesar Salad With a Vego Twist

Love Cos lettuce this time of year.  We've had a little bit of rain and a cool start to spring ...
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Egg Fu Yung

Which is a two part dish, consisting of an Asian style omelette in a mildly ginger laced vegetable stock sauce ...
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Baked Ricotta with Lemon and Herbs

We're still in the Spring egg glut situation, so for a little while yet, expect Tuesday Night Vego Challenge recipes to feature ...
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Pasta Primavera Carbonara

This is a bit of a  Tuesday Night Vego Challenge rules cheat.  Now the days have started really lengthening, even the geriatric ...
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Macadamia Gado Gado

I've been waiting for this Tuesday Night Vego Challenge moment. I made it this time last year intending to post the ...
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Vietnamese Pancakes

It must really be Spring.  In one week, I have gone from feeling like only soups, stews and things eaten ...
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Leek Tartlets With Olive Oil Pastry

It's getting towards the end of the best season for leeks. Pretty soon, the big ones will start to realise ...
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Phó Inspired Egg Noodle Soup

End of winter, it's been a hard few months, and I don't often get sick, but I feel like I ...
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Parsnip Mash with Onion and Mushroom Gravy

I thought I might have left these a bit too long. I found them in a bed that the chooks ...
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Cauliflower Cheese Soup

Second of the cauliflower season Tuesday Night Vego Challenge recipes. It's an oldie but a goodie.  This is a fairly low ...
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Greek Crumbed Cauli

Does it seem odd eating just one vegetable for dinner?  We do it quite often. Variety is the key in ...
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Saag with Cottage Cheese

Saag just isn't photogenic. Unfortunately, because it is very delicious, and I have bucketloads of silverbeet (chard if you are ...
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Roast Winter Root Veg With Caper Mayo

My all time, very favourite, can't be beaten dinner is a plate of roast root vegetables.  On their own. Little ...
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Fast Ribbolita

This is probably a contradiction in terms.  Ribbolita is at its best the next day.  But it is such a ...
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Individual Cheesy Baked Beans

We're just a few days out from the winter solstice now, the shortest day and the longest night of the ...
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Balti Style Pumpkin and Chickpea (Mild) Curry

I'm not a very authentic cook.  I cook by feel, working from the base of what I have in the ...
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Wontons with Ginger Bok Choy Filling

I don't like winter.  I try hard, but even here in sub-tropical northern NSW, where it rarely gets lower than ...
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Spinach and Feta Gnocchi with Mushrooms

I'm starting to pick the first of the season's real spinach.  I have silver beet growing most of the year ...
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Cheesy Potato Bake

Right now I am in a state of being where the rules of the  Tuesday Night Vego Challenge apply every day. I ...
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Smashed Warm Potato Salad

This is the second of my potato harvest Tuesday Night Vego Challenge  recipes. I often have lots of these tiny chats ...
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Latkes With Cottage Cheese

I think these are latkes.  The have eggs, so they're more latke than rosti, but they have no flour, and ...
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Spicy Eggplant and Bean Stew

I cheated again. But it was worth it. The bean stock base makes this both really healthy and really satisfying, ...
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Lemon Feta Tortellini

I love my kitchen. It has a great big central kitchen bench in the middle of an otherwise very compact ...
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Dips for Dinner – Babaganoush, Capsicum and Macadamia, and Hummus

And why not? Just because they look like party food doesn't mean they can't be really healthy, low fat, midweek ...
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My Favourite Capsicums Stuffed With Couscous Pilaf

These are my favourite capsicums these days. I call them supermarket flats, just because the seed originally came from some capsicums ...
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Nut Rice Balls

It's nut season.  Here it's macadamia nuts, but further south it will be almonds and hazelnuts. We're getting decent harvests ...
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Zucchini and Feta Patties

It hasn't been a great year for zucchinis. This La Ninã year has been so wet here, that they are ...
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Creamy Green Bean Curry With Macadamias

It's not as photogenic as it was delicious.  Green beans in a creamy, nut based mild curry sauce. I quite ...
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Quesadillas

We're picking the very first of the limes, which opens up a whole batch of central American recipes. They're still ...
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Sweet Corn Egg Drop Soup

This year's sweet corn has been less than exciting. First it was mice. There's an Australia-wide mouse plague going on, ...
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Chili Beans With A Secret Ingredient

My partner is a chili fiend.  He would eat chili beans for every meal if he could. We compromise. But ...
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Margherita Pizza

Now how do you do justice to a tomato like this? You can stuff up beautiful produce by overelaborating. It's ...
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Green Flecked Polenta With Roast Capsicum and Tomato

Capsicums are the feature crop out of my garden this week, and they are so much in season that even ...
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Sweet and Spicy Snake Beans

The  Tuesday Night Vego Challenge this week had to feature snake beans. Now I have them coming on, the poor old Blue ...
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Zucchini Macaroni Cheese With Crumbles

Have you noticed yet that I have a certain amount of experience with zucchini recipes? There is a Marge Piercy ...
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Bean Burgers

This is the second in the Tuesday Night Vego Challenge, and already I'm cheating a little bit. Making this easily within ...
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Gnocchi With Zucchini and Pesto

I've just realised a problem with the Tuesday Night Vego Challenge. Do I post it on Wednesday? After making it ...
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Tomatoes as Themselves

This post is just skiting really.  Not a recipe at all, just an excuse to show off. Can you see ...
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Pasta Puttanesca for the Summer Solstice

Spin and sing, spin and sing Half year out, half year in, Earth at full must spiral in The longest ...
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The Breakfast Challenge – Potato Salad with Two Minute Mayonnaise

You can't really call this a proper, by the rules, Breakfast Cereal Challenge recipe. By the rules, breakfast should be low ...
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Stuffed Zucchini Flowers

For years I have wondered whether zucchini flowers were the new mushroom, as in the famous 70s feminist adage ‘Life is ...
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The Breakfast Challenge – Garlic Mushrooms

The year is rushing towards the end now. I just realised that there are only five more  Breakfast Cereal Challenges  ...
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Pea Hummus

Thanks to all those who commented. You made my mind up for me! I resolved the eat-it-or-plant-it dilemma by splitting ...
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Fresh Broad Bean Felafel

Last broad bean recipe for the season I think.  They are all just about finished - this weekend I should ...
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Silver Beet Sourdough Gozlemes

I saw outside the local fruit and veg shop yesterday buckets of fresh, local, organic silverbeet at $1.50 a bunch ...
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The Breakfast Challenge – Oat Risotto

It's not fair. My partner went to the doctor for a minor thing, and because he is a male of ...
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Tofu and Winter Vegetable Lunchbox

My partner's favourite lunch is microwaved tofu and vegetables with chili (he's a chili fiend).  I'm not a huge fan ...
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The Breakfast Challenge – Rocket Pesto on Toast

Rocket is rich in a whole range of phytochemicals,  including some that are protective against prostate, breast and ovarian cancers ...
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The First of the Season’s Broccoli

The first of the season's broccoli.  Not quite the first - I've cut a couple of heads early, before they ...
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Winter Salad/Summer Salad

Winter salad/summer salad, and not a single ingredient in common. We need more words for "salad"! So people don't get ...
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Picking Up Something for Dinner

Out in the garden this  morning in the rain, little grizzle about picking in the cold and wet, until I ...
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Lemon and Herb Baked Labneh

This was an accidental discovery. I had some friends coming for lunch and I had baked ricotta with salad in ...
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Roast Beetroot and Macadamia Dip

This is the second of my Halloween dips.  This one disappeared even faster than the pumpkin one, with the kids ...
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Roast Pumpkin and Macadamia Dip (or Spread)

Pumpkin season.  Infinite number of pumpkin recipes required. This one has used up several of our pumpkins, and will use ...
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Happy Halloween! Honey Soy Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

It is Halloween in Australia, and peak of the pumpkin season.  Roasted pumpkin seeds are a hugely healthy and totally ...
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Basil and Macadamia Pesto

We are harvesting the first macadamias of the season, and by the look of our trees it will be a ...
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The Breakfast Challenge – Egg in a Nest

Five serves of vegies a day.  Doesn't seem like much, but it's amazing how many days I realise I haven't ...
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The Breakfast Challenge – Frijoles Con Queso (Cheesy Beans)

The picture doesn't really do justice to the hearty, spicy, creamy goodness of this.  It is one of my favourite ...
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Bean Basics

We're eating green beans just about every day at the moment - in salads and stews and sautés and steamed ...
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Asian Style Cucumber Salad

This is another of my favourite summer salads.  Cucumbers are practically in glut this time of year, but I can't ...
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Asian Style Bean and Capsicum Salad

After floods followed by heat wave, my garden has practically no leafy greens in it.  The parsley and celery keeled ...
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Goat’s Milk Ricotta

Brydie over at cityhippyfarmgirl posted a post just recently about chevre, or goat's cheese.  Serendipitously, I'd just finished making some ...
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Caramelised Onion, Thyme and Soft Cheese Tartlets

Perfect party finger food. The recipe makes about 20 tartlets. The Pastry: In the food processor, put 1½ cups of wholemeal plain ...
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Slow Cooked Green Beans Italian Style

Beans are like octopus - they need to be cooked either very fast or very slow. I love snake beans ...
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Cheesy Corn and Onion Scones

Not a great photo - I hadn't intended to Witches Kitchen these.  I was just about to serve  out some ...
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Spinach and Feta Pie

Christine at Slow Living Essentials wrote a great post a little while ago about creating a "meal tree" for a ...
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Cassandra Schultz’s Braised Artichokes

Cassandra's mum's braised artichokes actually, and they've converted me.  Artichokes aren't just party food! Cassandra says it's a recipe she's ...
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Grilled Artichokes with Horseradish Aioli

My sister (who is a much better cook than me!) had a birthday this week.  Happy birthday Donna! Artichokes, to ...
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Spinach and Feta Pakora

This is one of those recipes where I go by the feel and the look, but I am going to ...
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Broad Bean Ful Medames

We forgot to take a photo - we'd eaten most of them for breakfast before I thought of it!  Here's ...
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Chickpea and Silverbeet Lemon Soup

This is an easy, but long slow recipe. Perfect for a wet day at home with the fire going.  Chickpeas ...
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Dolmades with Lemon and Herbs

I forgot vine leaves in my October In Season post! And it was a bad omission, because everything you need ...
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Spinach and Feta Piroshki

The kids are on school holidays, so there's no Muesli Bar Challenge baking this week.  So I thought I'd do ...
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The First of the Season Broad Beans

I'm right at the edge of the climate range for broad beans.  I have to plant them as soon as ...
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Fresh Pea and Mint Omelette Pikelets

I just realised the photo I have taken of these is practically the same as the Spinach and Feta Omelette ...
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Spinach Spaghetti

This is just skiting really.  Weekend lunch.  Little bit of feta in the fridge, and some spaghetti in the pantry ...
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Greens as Themselves

Cooking vegetables in my mother's generation meant boiling them until they gave up.  I am an eldest child, my partner ...
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Green Green Polenta

This is a riff on Mollie Katzen's Green Green Noodle Soup, with a little bit of "Green Eggs and Ham" ...
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Casey’s Muffinishly Delicious Muffins (Pumpkin, Feta and Pine Nuts)

One has to love a bloke who can bake, especially when he's your son! Hola mama, I'm pretty sure everything ...
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Spinach and Feta Omelette Pikelets

It's a simple trick:  if you whisk egg whites until they are fluffy, they expand, by a huge amount.  Add ...
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Nina’s Minestrone

This time of year, part of the evening ritual is chopping some firewood and lighting the slow combustion stove.  I'm ...
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Pumpkin, Feta and Caramelized Onion Pizza

The Recipe: The Base: There are a million recipes for pizza bases on the internet.  Making your own base is ...
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Creamy Pumpkin Soup

Pumpkin soup is so simple, and everyone has their own version, that I hesitated to post this.  But pumpkins are ...
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Pumpkin and Chick Pea Curry

It's the very end of the chilli season, and though it's early in pumpkin season for everyone else, the turkeys ...
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Flatbread Mini Quiches

If you are watching your weight and getting bored with lunches, this is a nice way to mix it up ...
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Jedda’s Vegetable Moussaka

I can't say this is fast and easy.  It's a long slow Sunday afternoon recipe, and it creates quite a ...
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Pumpkin and Cheese Patties

You can tell we're heading towards the southern hemisphere Halloween - we have pumpkins in such abundance that you can ...
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Cucumber Raita

This is not so much a recipe as a reminder.  With cucumbers and mint both fully in season (going off ...
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Ginger, Mint and Culantro Besan Pancakes

This all started with an item in the Sunday papers about how women really should do weights training. I looked ...
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Breakfast Dhall

Dhall can seem like a strange choice for breakfast, but some mornings I want something warm and filling that will ...
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Eggplant Pizza with Bunya Nut Pesto

As seasonal a recipe as they come, this eggplant with pizza topping is easy and fast. Slice  eggplant into 1.5 ...
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Sweet Corn and Capsicum Omelette Pikelets

They aren't hugely photogenic, but they were really good!  This is one of those miracle dishes that seem to make ...
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Summer Pasta in Five Minutes

Into the blender, a good handful of basil leaves, a small chili, a clove of garlic, swig of good olive ...
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Muhammara – Capsicum and Pomegranate Dip

Pomegranate season brings out the Middle Eastern food lover in me - not hard as this is one of my ...
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Green Bean and Mango Salad

The nice thing about bean gluts is that you can just let them fully mature and dry on the vine, ...
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Lebanese Marinated Zucchini et al

Obtain a yield is the permaculture principle, but zucchinis this time of year can be a challenge, not a yield, ...
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Low GI Roast Vegetables

This is one of my all time favourite meals, deceptively simple:  Roast Vegetables as Themselves. It is low carb, which ...
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Kangaroo Recipes

Greek Marinated Slow Roast Wallaby

If you are a vegetarian, probably better if you click away now.  But if you eat meat, I'd be interested ...
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Kangaroo Ragu

It's hard to do justice to a ragu in a photo, especially when it's a winter dinner and there's no ...
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Kangaroo Stir Fry with Ginger and Lemon Grass

I post a lot of vegetarian recipes here but we're not vegetarian.  Sometimes we go for ages eating vegetarian, but ...
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Kangaroo Lasagna

It's a while since I've posted a kangaroo recipe. Though I'm very critical of the intensive farming of animals for ...
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Kangaroo Saag

Saag is the dish I order whenever I go to an Indian restaurant, and this time of year, with silver ...
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Chili Con Kanga With Avocado, Lime and Coriander Salsa

Sadly this isn't one of my better examples of photography! I've been waiting all year to post this recipe.  Chili ...
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Kangaroo Burgers

The kangaroo mince in our local supermarket comes from South Australia. It's really unfortunate. Coz otherwise it fits every criteria ...
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Kangaroo and Mushroom Pie With Olive Oil Crust

Some friends for dinner who had never eaten kangaroo before and were a bit dubious.  In this pie, you really ...
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Roossaka

This recipe is challenging. It is much better the next day.  Now that is hard to achieve in our house! ...
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Chinese Style Kangaroo Meatball Noodle Soup

If you've visited here before, you will know my thoughts about kangaroo as the red meat of choice for Australians ...
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Moroccan Style Spiced Kangaroo Mince

We hosted a meeting over dinner at our place, which meant 10 people for a casual dinner on a weeknight ...
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Kangaroo Stuffed Squash

The kangaroo stuffed peppers were so successful that I decided to try the same stuffing with squash, which is also ...
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Kangaroo Stuffed Peppers

Capsicums and chilis are right in season now and I'm harvesting both.  These ones are a banana pepper, and they're ...
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Tamarillo Chutney

I've made this chutney in bulk (scaled up to 8 cups of tamarillo flesh) with roast lamb for a wedding ...
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Summer Kangaroo Kebabs in Green Paw Paw Marinade

We celebrated New Year's Eve at a barbeque with neighbours. It's one of the things I love about living in ...
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Kangaroo Kale Rolls

If you don't have kale, I think the filling in this recipe will work just as well with cabbage if ...
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Italian Kangaroo Meatballs

I nearly share a birthday with my father, so I made these for our shared birthday dinner.  We had family ...
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Kangaroo Yahni

One of the best things about Australian cuisine (besides its base in fresh produce)  is its multiculturalism.  We are recipe ...
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Kangaroo Stroganoff

Perhaps because it was such a 1970's dinner party recipe, stroganoff has a reputation for being difficult and time consuming ...
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Kangaroo with Tangelo, Lime and Ginger Sauce

No picture for this one.  It was one of those cooking experiments that just developed along the way, and was ...
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Moroccan Style Kangaroo Tagine with White Beans and Preserved Lemon

If you are new to kangaroo meat, this is not a bad recipe to start out with.  The preserved lemon ...
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Kangaroo Vindaloo

I had to do this recipe.  I like the rhyme just too much!  Vindaloo is a hot curry though, whichever ...
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Kangaroo with Pomegranate Sauce

This is  dinner party fare, the kind of flavours you pull out of the hat to impress the Masterchef judges, ...
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Kangaroo Rissoles with Onion and Mushroom Gravy

Tonight's dinner is kangaroo rissoles with onion and mushroom gravy, parsnip mash and beans and carrots. Doesn't look like health ...
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Kanga Kebabs

We had our annual extended family get-together last weekend, and I was delegated to bring kebabs for the barbeque. Given ...
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Kangaroo Kofta

This is the first in a series of postings of kangaroo meat recipes. When we eat red meat these days, ...
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Sustainable Seafood

Mackerel with Leek and Tomato Sauce

My  local fisho tells me that his mackerel is line caught, and that's always a good thing as far as ...
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Red Claw Pappardelle

I have to confess, this recipe has been in my drafts since Easter.  Mostly because I totally know most of ...
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Little Fish

I had two recipe successes at the beach, and this is the other one.  I live with a bloke whose ...
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Mexican Style Seafood Soup

This has been a very recurring staple in our household lately, one of my very favourite recipes for both dinner ...
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Mussels

New Zealand green lipped mussels are listed as sustainable, and our local supermarket had them this week for less than ...
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Fish Curry

The fishing hasn’t improved.  He's still catching mostly Australian salmon.  Luckily, the recommendations are  to eat oily fish at least a couple ...
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Australian Salmon Fish Patties

The fishing hasn't been good lately.  He comes home with either nothing, or bream (which are one of my lesser ...
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Parsley and Oat Crusted Mullet

Mullet are undervalued.  My partner remembers seeing them buried on the beach by the thousands, bycatch regarded as too cheap ...
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Stuffed Squid

Australian Conservation Society conducted a sustainable seafood assessment project over the 2009-10 summer.  One of the five studies was the assessment of ...
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Australian Salmon Fish Stew

The bloke came back from fishing with three tailor, and a great big Australian salmon. Tailor are one of my ...
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Thai Fish Cakes

Bream is not one of my favourite fish, but it's one of the easier ones to catch, and Lewie likes ...
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Herb Crusted Whiting

I remember when I was quite a small child my grandfather had a shack on Bribie Island.  Just before dusk, ...
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Albanian Style Snapper, Squid, and Spring Vegetable Soup

We stopped in at a fish shop on the way home from visiting our daughter at the coast yesterday.  I ...
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Bouillabaisse

This all started with a successful day my partner had fishing for tailor.  Tailor are listed as a sustainable choice, ...
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Lao Style Fragrant Fish Soup

It's getting a bit cold now of an evening for barbeques, but my partner still loves fishing. Fish soup is ...
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Grilled Flathead on Banana Leaves

The idea for this recipe came partly from Steamy Kitchen, and partly from remembering as a kid cooking our catch ...
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Lime and Garlic Calamari

Australian Conservation Society has just released the results of a pilot sustainable seafood assessment project conducted over this last summer ...
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Greek Style Octopus Stew

My partner came back from a trip to the coast with octopus.  I've cooked baby octopus before, marinated briefly and ...
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Very Herby Salmon Patties

This is one of those magic recipes that can be rustled up when you think you have almost nothing in ...
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Snacks and Party Plates

Mango Upside Down Cake

Picked the last of the mangoes this morning.  Maybe a week more of mango gluttony, then it's over (except for ...
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Forty Little Mango Cheesecakes

Our glut crop at the moment is mangoes. Mangoes have a good year every second year, and a great year ...
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Spinach and Bocconcini Rolls

For about 9 months of the year we have silver beet, (or Swiss chard if you are in US).  There's a few ...
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Red Eggplant Dip (for Pakora or Felafel or similar, or just with flatbread)

The low-light photo doesn't do it justice.  Usually I don't post something the first time I make it, but this ...
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Pumpkin and Feta Tartlets

Basic shortcrust pastry is so so so easy, I don't get it why people buy frozen?  Puff pastry, ok, that's ...
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Pumpkin Pie with Pecan Crust

My friend Joe is gluten intolerant, and not very dairy tolerant either which makes making dessert for him a pain in ...
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Mini Vego Chico Rolls

It being the party season and all. Though I have to confess, this was our lunch yesterday.  In our defense, ...
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Guava Jellies

I seem to have dozens of half written posts and  not so great photos banked up, shoved into random folders ...
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Bunya Nuts with Kaffir Lime and Ginger Dip

 Bunya nuts are in season, and it is easy to see why aboriginal people arranged festivals around bunya season.  We ...
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Pizza with Green Olive Pesto for the Summer Solstice

Yesterday was the longest day of the year, the shortest night, an invisible turning point recognised and celebrated in just ...
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Green Olive and Macadamia Tapenade

It's pretty well the end of the macadamia season.  They last in shell for several months more, but fresh ones ...
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Broccoli Tempura

My glut crop this week is broccoli. The first rounds of plants are still yielding side shoots and the last ...
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Cauliflower

My glut crop at the moment is cauliflower, and though I've seen the odd white cabbage moth flutter through, they're ...
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Spinach and Feta Triangles with Home-made Phyllo

My glut crop this week is spinach. The warm weather, and its age - it's been bearing wonderfully for a ...
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Avocado, Lime and Coriander Dip with Baked Sourdough Corn Chips

My glut crop at the moment is coriander.  In a few weeks time it will all go to seed.  Babies ...
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Pumpkin Pecan and Polenta Balls

These are good.  Really good.  Better than they look.  They have the sweetness of pumpkin with a moist cake-y polenta ...
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Totally Addictive Spiced Orange Pecans

It has taken me a few weeks to face pecan shelling after my TEDx pecan shelling marathon.  I spent most ...
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60 Little Lemon Cheesecakes

My glut crop at the moment is lemons. It's not quite the glut it was last year.  Last year at ...
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Camilla’s Chilis Rellenos

My glut crop this week is chilis.   The chooks get bucketfuls. They like chilis.  Birds (all kinds) have no receptors for ...
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Edamame with a Cold Beer

My glut crop at the moment is edamame, which are just green soybeans. If they are planted at the right ...
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Zucchini, Carrot and Sunflower Seed Slice

Today is just the second day in the last two months that it hasn't rained, a gorgeous sky blue day ...
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Cheesy Zucchini Balls

I had many thoughts in mind for the platter this week - lots of different produce in glut and lots ...
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Smoky Eggplant and Pomegranate Dip

Our pomegranate tree is loaded. It doesn't fruit well every year.  Good mango years seem to be good pomegranate years ...
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Zucchini Muthia on an Indian Platter

We are flooded in and the chooks, who hate wet weather, are very miserable. But we are safe, have plenty ...
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Sun Dried Tomato Tapenade

This is the third of my “Food to Share” series, with the main ingredient inspired by this week's heat wave ...
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Chargrilled Vegetables with Garlic Yoghurt Dip

My friends Jamie and Camilla are off to Tamworth today to debut "Bush Ranger School" - their new album of ...
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The 2013 Challenge – Food to Share

There have been several disparate themes mulling around vying for attention as my focus for 2013.  I've been thinking about ...
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Dips for Dinner – Babaganoush, Capsicum and Macadamia, and Hummus

And why not? Just because they look like party food doesn't mean they can't be really healthy, low fat, midweek ...
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Pea Hummus

Thanks to all those who commented. You made my mind up for me! I resolved the eat-it-or-plant-it dilemma by splitting ...
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Fresh Broad Bean Felafel

Last broad bean recipe for the season I think.  They are all just about finished - this weekend I should ...
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Roast Beetroot and Macadamia Dip

This is the second of my Halloween dips.  This one disappeared even faster than the pumpkin one, with the kids ...
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Roast Pumpkin and Macadamia Dip (or Spread)

Pumpkin season.  Infinite number of pumpkin recipes required. This one has used up several of our pumpkins, and will use ...
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Happy Halloween! Honey Soy Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

It is Halloween in Australia, and peak of the pumpkin season.  Roasted pumpkin seeds are a hugely healthy and totally ...
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Basil and Macadamia Pesto

We are harvesting the first macadamias of the season, and by the look of our trees it will be a ...
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The Breakfast Challenge – Frijoles Con Queso (Cheesy Beans)

The picture doesn't really do justice to the hearty, spicy, creamy goodness of this.  It is one of my favourite ...
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Dolmades with Lemon and Herbs

I forgot vine leaves in my October In Season post! And it was a bad omission, because everything you need ...
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Cucumber Raita

This is not so much a recipe as a reminder.  With cucumbers and mint both fully in season (going off ...
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Muhammara – Capsicum and Pomegranate Dip

Pomegranate season brings out the Middle Eastern food lover in me - not hard as this is one of my ...
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Lebanese Marinated Zucchini et al

Obtain a yield is the permaculture principle, but zucchinis this time of year can be a challenge, not a yield, ...
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Preserves

Vietnamese Salty Lime Soda (Chanh Muoi)

I've caused conniptions in Chinese, Lebanese, Laotian, Greek, Albanian, Mexican and probably several other grandmothers.  It's time for some Vietnamese ones. No doubt ...
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Simple Hot Sauce

My partner is a chili fiend.  Hotter the better.  One of his favourite breakfasts is a poached egg with chilli ...
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We’ve started picking the olives

The last post I did about olives in 2013, we were having to pick them green to beat the birds ...
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Red Eggplant Pickle

I have very few insect pests that really annoy me.  The payoff for a very wildlife friendly garden is that ...
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Davidson Plum Sauce

It has been a great year this year for Davidson plums.  We planted dozens of them as part of our ...
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In Season – Grapes, and making Mosto Cotto

The grapes are hanging thick and heavy in our pergola.  Such a useful plant.  In winter the bare vines let ...
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Davidson Plum Jam

My breakfast this morning - Davidson Plum jam on multigrain sourdough toast.  Mmmmm Davidson plums (and kumquats) are just about the ...
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Winter Tomatoes

There was a good frost down the bottom of the hill this morning, but in my high, north facing garden, ...
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Kumquat Marmalade, Lemon Vinegar, Preserved Lemons, Lime Pickle – It Must Be Citrus Season

All in about an hour.  I couldn't bear the amount of citrus sitting around so I found an hour this ...
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This Year’s Mango Chutney

This year's Hot Mango and Tomato Chutney is in the jars.  I make some version of this every year around ...
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Charred Chili Harissa

Since I've discovered roasting the chilis and garlic first, harissa has become one of my very favourite things to do ...
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Sun Drying

When life gives you lemons, make lemonade, and when life gives you a heat wave, make sundried tomatoes.  Last year ...
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Crystallised Ginger

I meant to post this months ago, as a companion to the Pickled Ginger recipe from early Spring.  Where did the ...
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French Honey Mustard

I harvested several cups of mustard seed this week.  Some will go for microgreens. Some will be stored as seed ...
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Pickled Ginger

My glut crop this week is ginger.  It's roots and perennials planting days this week, and I think it's time ...
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Kasundi

The glut crop this week was tomatoes.  This time of year we eat a lot of fresh tomatoes, practically every ...
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Olives

We actually managed to harvest olives this year!  Some years - most years in fact - we're a bit too ...
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Sun Dried Tomatoes

Over 40ºC (104ºF) again yesterday, and it looks like it will get up there again today.  The Climate Change Commission ...
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Green Mango Pickles in Oil

It's going to be a good mango year.  We are already eating the first of the ripe ones, but we ...
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Chilis for Winter

We have bulk chilis at this peak of the chili season.  I'm not a huge fan of preserving - I'm ...
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Tamarillo and Chili Sauce

I have chilis, lots of chilis, and not enough lemons ripe yet to make Chili Jam.  I've made some Pickled Chilis so ...
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Seed Mustard With Thyme

Back in May I raided the spice rack and propagated a few brown mustard seeds, just from a packet of ...
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Pickled Chilis

I am picking lots of chilis, but it is too early yet for enough lemons to make Chili Jam, so ...
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Tamarillo Chutney

I've made this chutney in bulk (scaled up to 8 cups of tamarillo flesh) with roast lamb for a wedding ...
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Preserved Lemons

In the realm of preserves as condiments, preserved lemons are top of the list. Once you have discovered them you ...
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Lime Cordial

I have a thing about preserves.  I can see the sense in climates where it snows and for several months ...
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Rod’s Lime Pickle

This is an Indian style oil-based pickle that is fantastic on the side of a vegetable curry, and really really ...
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Chilli Jam

Chillies and lemons are both glut crops - if you have any, you have too many! For this recipe though, ...
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Lebanese Marinated Zucchini et al

Obtain a yield is the permaculture principle, but zucchinis this time of year can be a challenge, not a yield, ...
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Hot Mango and Tomato Chutney

Our mangoes are starting to ripen, and this year there is a bumper crop. The possums, flying foxes, and birds ...
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Sourdough Baking

Very Inauthentic Pumpkin Wat with Sourdough Injera

I first had injera at an Ethiopian restaurant in Coffs Harbour, lovely spongy sourdough crepes that are the perfect soaker-upper for ...
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Pumpkin and Macadamia Sourdough Scrolls

The macadamias are just getting cured enough to start using now, and the pumpkin stack on the verandah shows no signs of ...
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A Busy Person’s Sourdough

We've been away for a week visiting our daughter and grandson. Such fun being a grandma! And I took my sourdough ...
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Fig and Rosemary Schiacciata

I'm still on a fig roll.  Figs are in season in the southern hemisphere, and our trees all have a ...
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Sourdough Crackers

This post is a bit late isn't it.  The party season is over and we're now into lazy and carefree ...
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Grandma’s Wholemeal Sourdough Rusks for Babies and Grownups

Teo is eleven months old and everything gets the test: bite it, bang it, throw it.   First time I ...
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Sourdough Banana Bread

I make this the first time on holiday at the beach.  I had my sourdough starter with me (doesn't everyone ...
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Nut and Seed Sourdough

My 11 Grain Sourdough is still my daily bread. I make a small loaf a couple of times a week ...
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Avocado, Lime and Coriander Dip with Baked Sourdough Corn Chips

My glut crop at the moment is coriander.  In a few weeks time it will all go to seed.  Babies ...
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11 Grain Sourdough

I'm very proud of my sourdough these days. I'm making an eleven grain and seed mix that costs cents, takes ...
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Sourdough Naan Bread

Sourdough naan are superfast and easy, except that, like all sourdoughs, you have to think ahead.  If I think to ...
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Sourdough Croissants

Sunday morning breakfast is my favourite kind of party.  I turn into a pumpkin at about 8 pm, making me ...
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Sourdough Made With Eggs and Yoghurt

I'm not sure what this is called. I tried to look it up - I'm sure there must be some ...
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The Romertopt Experiment

I don't usually do white bread, but, in the interests of science 😉 I made the first loaf out of ...
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Dark Rye Sourdough

I have a new favourite bread.  This one is sooo good I've made it half a dozen times over now ...
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Sourdough Pita

I think there's only one trick to pita bread.  The oven has to be really really hot. Really. If you ...
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Seedy Sourdough Crispbread

Since I've been making sourdough, over a year now, I haven't bought bread but I also haven't bought crispbread.  Crisp, ...
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Barley Bread

My Oat and Linseed Sourdough has a challenger. It's been a while. For six months now, I've been baking a ...
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Oat and Linseed Sourdough

I'm on a mission to lower my "bad" (LDL) cholesterol. I already eat really well, and I can't bring myself ...
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Heavy Wholegrain Sourdough

I'm loving my everyday sourdough these days. I make a small loaf every second day (since there's only two of ...
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The Breakfast Challenge – Macadamia Sourdough Fruit Bread

I know so many people who don't eat nuts because their only real experiences with them have been a) shelled ...
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Everyday Sourdough

I've cracked it -  everyday bread - "everyday" meaning healthy enough for every day (even for someone too inactive to ...
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