Monthly Archives: September 2010

Beef Rendang

I went to Malaysia earlier in the year- my first holiday in Asia. One of the things that attracted me to Malaysia was the reputation the country has as being a food-lover’s paradise. Malaysia is a very multicultural nation, with … Continue reading

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I first tried dukkah a few years ago after my parents returned from a weekend in the Hunter Valley, where they picked up some amazing dukkah from a deli-cafe. Since then I have become hooked on the taste. Dukkah originates … Continue reading

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Banana Tarte Tatin

What to do with too many bananas in the fruit bowl? This was the question that plagued me the other night. I have a tendency to buy too many bananas in the hope that my hubby will see them and … Continue reading

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Italian Mussels

My Dad regularly cooks mussels in an Italian tomato sauce for a Sunday lunch. We all sit around the table with a huge pile of mussels sitting in front of each of us and a giant bowl in the middle … Continue reading

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Tuscan Roast Pork Belly

There is nothing more mouth-watering than breaking off a piece of crisp, salty pork cracking and biting into it to hear the crunch it makes. What better cut of pork to use than the belly, the slow roasting in the … Continue reading

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Decadent Chocolate Mud Cups

Coffee and chocolate, anyone? What better way is there to end an evening spent with friends? This luxurious dessert combines the two perfect ways to end a meal and is so simple to whip up in a few minutes in … Continue reading

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Spinach Fettuccine with Gorgonzola

Blue cheese is something you either love or hate. I am really fond of creamy mild blue cheeses, especially in Italian food and I happened to spot some gorgonzola at the supermarket and thought it would be lovely with some … Continue reading

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Chicken Tikka Masala with Naan

I love trying recipes from different cultures, but I often find I am disappointed with the results I get from following recipes in cookbooks, especially when they use ingredients that are difficult to find or I am unfamiliar with. I … Continue reading

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Coconut Cardamom Burfi

Lately I have been spending a lot of time on the website for the fantastic TV program, Food Safari, on SBS. There are so many wonderful recipes on the site I am planning on trying soon. The great thing about … Continue reading

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Spinach and Ricotta Ravioli

It’s been a while since I got my lovely pasta maker out so I thought what better time to make pasta than a beautiful Sunday, especially when my husband is going to be glued to the TV all afternoon watching … Continue reading

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