Monthly Archives: January 2011

Ocean Trout with sticky Asian sauce

I’ve decided I need to branch out a when it comes to seafood. I always hated seafood as a kid, and I still haven’t brought myself to cook anything with eyes or fins still attached (shudder…). Up to a few … Continue reading

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Lemon & Ginger Creme Brulee Tarts

The theme for the Cookbook challenge this fortnight has been “Citrus”. Whilst I love citrus flavours I had a lot of trouble choosing just one recipe to cook because there were so many citrus recipes I wanted to try! This … Continue reading

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Pumpkin, Spinach and Pine nut Salad with Honey Balsamic Dressing

There is something about the heat that turns me into a lazy cook. I want to have meals with plenty of fresh beautiful ingredients, but it can’t take too much effort or preparation. That’s why I love having barbeques so … Continue reading

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Salmon with sweet chilli balsamic glaze

It’s that time of the year when the Christmas tree has been packed up and the last of the panettone, mince pies and ham have been devoured that reality hits. Yes, it’s time to start eating a bit healthier again… … Continue reading

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Baked Peaches with Ricotta and Chocolate

I thought it would be fun this year to join a group of food bloggers in Australia doing the 2011 Cookbook Challenge. Every two weeks everybody participating has to cook a recipe out of one of their cookbooks which is … Continue reading

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Chicken and Pistachio Korma

I love Indian curries but often the thing that holds me back from cooking them is the huge list of spices needed and the effort required to make it. Usually I end up with a kitchen looking like a disaster … Continue reading

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Pork with fresh peach chutney

Cooksploits is finally back after some time off! I have been busy moving house in the last month so I have been a bit too preoccupied to be cooking up any masterpieces lately. But things have started to settle down … Continue reading

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