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Murdoch books – 365 Challenge: Squid Risotto

Murdoch books – 365 Challenge: Squid Risotto

July 18, 2011 No Comments

365 challenge installment number 8 – wow where has the time gone. I remember the first month I participated in the 365 challenge, it was such an exciting little project and I was, and still am, so excited to be a part of it. Perhaps for this very reason I ponder the 8 months of […]

Murdoch books – 365 Challenge: Macaron with Berries

Murdoch books – 365 Challenge: Macaron with Berries

May 24, 2011 No Comments

It will not be a surprise to my regular blog readers or macaron lovers why I chose this dish for this month’s 365 challenge. I love Macarons and have been trying to perfect them for quite some time. Actually last year when I chose this recipe I was not even confident I could pull it […]

7-hour leg of lamb

7-hour leg of lamb

April 15, 2011 No Comments

This is the first time I have started writing a post before actually tasting the dish that’s in the oven cooking. Why have I done this? Well because I have 7, yes SEVEN hours to wait for it to cook! I have cooked many roasts in my cooking time, I LOVE roasts and I have […]

Murdoch books – 365 Challenge: Monkfish with beurre blanc

Murdoch books – 365 Challenge: Monkfish with beurre blanc

March 29, 2011 No Comments

Over the last 2 weeks I have cooked, baked till I can’t cook and back no more. My daughter, my husband and my mother all have birthdays within days of each other, and I know I am my own worst enemy, insisting on cooking and celebrating all of them equally, making them all special events. […]

Murdoch books – 365 Challenge: Banana split up and down

Murdoch books – 365 Challenge: Banana split up and down

March 1, 2011 6 Comments

I have wanted to renovate my kitchen for the longest time, but you know… everything gets priority over the kitchen. Now, because I consider myself a resourceful woman I think to myself,  perhaps we need a better reason than ‘the kitchen is a little dated’ to renovate it so when I saw ‘flambé’ in this […]

Murdoch books – 365 Challenge: Witlof with ham

Murdoch books – 365 Challenge: Witlof with ham

February 3, 2011 3 Comments

When I was choosing recipes I wanted to cook as part of the Murdoch books 356 challenge I wanted to make sure I included some that contained ingredients I had not used before. Say hello to Mr Witlof. What is a witlof? Here is some Witlof trivia for you but please pay attention a pop quiz […]

Murdoch books – 365 Challenge: Chicken with Truffles

Murdoch books – 365 Challenge: Chicken with Truffles

December 18, 2010 2 Comments

O Truffle, Truffle, wherefore art thou Truffle? Deny thy father and refuse thy name Or if thou wilt not, be but sworn my love And I’ll no longer be the Foodie Goddess. Oh I tried, how I did try to find you truffle. Not only are you illusive and aloof but you are as expensive […]

365 Challenge with Murdoch Books – Stéphane Reynauds Lamb Knuckles

365 Challenge with Murdoch Books – Stéphane Reynauds Lamb Knuckles

November 22, 2010 5 Comments

I am so excited to announce that I am officially a part of the 365 Challenge along with the team at Murdoch books. What is this challenge and how did it all happen?… well sit back and let me tell you a little story and share with you the first of many amazing recipes by one of my favourite […]

Cakes Cakes and MORE CAKES

When I first started my blog in 2010 my aim was to document and learn the regional cooking of...

Chicken Fajitas

Happy New Year to all my beautiful foodie peeps… it has been a while between meals hasn’t it? I...

Baked Ricotta with Cherries in a Vanilla Syrup

Some weeks back I was over the moon to receive a little parcel in the mail. Thanks to my...

Basic Chocolate Cake

Some things just make you bloody happy don’t they? I apologies for using the word bloody but I just...

Lamb Shank Pumpkin Soup

Given that when I woke up this morning the temperature around Melbourne ranged from .7 and 3 degrees and...

Mixed mushroom and mozzarella pasta

Please forgive me but I am yet again going to bring you a recipe by Jamie Oliver. Yes, it...

Brown sugar sponge cake with caramelised pears

I made this cake (as you do) for my birthday a couple of years ago. WOW how amazing it...

La Pastiera (Ricotta and cooked grain cake)

BUONA PASQUA Happy Easter to all, I do hope you had a special time with your loved ones. For...

Salmon and Asparagus Pasta

While looking though my blog recently I realised that I have not done a pasta dish in a long...

Spanish chicken with chorizo and potatoes

I have said this before many a times, I love chicken. Some of my favourite ways to eat it...

Lamb and roasted beetroot spinach salad

Being pregnant always represents a time of food deprivation, food aversions and of course the food cravings. Given that...

My explained absence and cake dedication to my Aunty Tina.

Contained within this post is the recipe for White Chocolate and Raspberry Marquise Cake. Hello blog, how I have...

Murdoch books – 365 Challenge: Squid Risotto

365 challenge installment number 8 – wow where has the time gone. I remember the first month I participated...

Rose vanilla glitter macaron lolipops

If there was a term in the dictionary “macaron obsession” you would find my photo next to it. It...

Murdoch books – 365 Challenge: Macaron with Berries

It will not be a surprise to my regular blog readers or macaron lovers why I chose this dish...

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