It has been the hottest Australia Day in 20 years. In the 'land of the long weekend', a mid-week-day-off-work is a good start to being patriotic! Especially if it includes jumping in the surf and getting a bit of sun. We couldn't be bothered going over the bridge into the city today and headed up to our favourite beach for a dip instead. I took these pics on Australia Day a few years ago but they still stand true, and the blue sky is pretty spot on for what today looks like! There is … [Read more...]
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I'm simply not sure what keeps happening to the days these days. It seems every time I turn around another month (or middle of the month or end of the month) is upon us and it makes me twitch. As such it's once again been a while between In My Kitchen posts but I'm here now so lets get going shall we? As per usual this is a collection of things seen over on Instagram — reasonably edited, grouped in loosely interpreted categories and appearing no particular order. The Day Job Ok, I do know … [Read more...]
I probably should have called this Green & Gold Pasta and pretended that it was entirely planned in advance for Australia Day. But you and I both know you'd see straight through that one -- and besides when I plan posts for Australia day they always involve lamingtons -- ha! So why, if not for Australia Day, did I make unintentional green and gold pasta you ask? Well for Secret Recipe Club of course. This month I received the blog Couscous & Consciousness as my assignment and … [Read more...]
A quick one before the Australia Day long weekend kicks into gear -- the Lemon Tahini Sauce I promised you back on that Mushroom Falafel recipe. My love of tahini is regularly flaunted here and I'll put it on pretty much anything, but it also makes the perfect creamy dressing without a drop of dairy or a single nut in sight. If you're not a tahini fan you may have just not found one you like -- so it's worth trying a few brands as they can vary quite a bit from smooth to bitter and … [Read more...]
My 3rd blogiversary (in early November) passed before I realised it had arrived. I let Thanksgiving slide by without a mention or a single pumpkin recipe. I managed to outdo myself in December -- with no less than three truffle recipes, two cookies, a pie, an ice cream bombe and some spiced syrup -- but the other day another milestone crept quietly past. I only remembered the day after, while sitting at lunch with a client no less, that I had arrived in Australia 12 years ago intending to … [Read more...]
It's funny you know, the differences you find in an activity as simple as cooking food over an open flame. For starters what do you call said activity - barbeque, barbecue, BBQ, grilling or something else - and what do the terms mean? Then there's the question of what to cook, and even what equipment to use. Let me paint the smoky picture in very broad brushstrokes... In America-land, grilling is what happens on a charcoal or gas grill, usually with chicken legs and hamburgers and maybe a … [Read more...]
For the number of desserts that get shared here most of them are whole grain or gluten free, many are vegan, and almost all are refined sugar free. This isn't a bad thing by any means and as much as I love the challenge of flipping recipes, sometimes I just want to make something classic and naughty. For a while I was making cakes for other people and got to stretch my chocolate-peanut-butter-meringue-raspberry-sauce-cream-cheese-dulce-de-leche-more-chocolate baking muscles on a regular basis … [Read more...]