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Red Hot Chicken And Fried Cheese Meatballs
Red Hot Chicken And Fried Cheese Meatballs

Most work days end at five in the evening with the realisation that there isn't anything for dinner while standing in front of an open fridge crammed to capacity (something that is next on my list of resolutions to address - a lighter fridge). On those couple of...

Mushroom Masala And Fenugreek
Mushroom Masala And Fenugreek

When I was six years old we were studying the propagation of plants from seeds in science class at school. I would save up plastic ice cream containers, fill them with dirt and scatter some seeds my mum gave me. I would pack the top loosely with more dirt and water it...

Chickpea And Coconut Korma Curry With Pumpkin
Chickpea And Coconut Korma Curry With Pumpkin

This gentle curry is pure comfort! An amazing mix of spices simmered slowly come together to create a revelation of flavours in your mouth. I love a good korma base. Derived from the Turkish kavurma which quite literally means cooked meat, this meatless recipe is an...

Bill Granger’s Sticky Chicken Wings
Bill Granger’s Sticky Chicken Wings

I bought Bill Granger's "Holiday" cookbook quite a few months ago. I have browsed it on a number of occasions, mentally filing away recipes to try out. And there have been many that have been filed away in the deep recesses of my mind. But I came across an...

Roast Garlic Chicken With Chestnuts And Sticky Marsala Sauce
Roast Garlic Chicken With Chestnuts And Sticky Marsala Sauce

  We are now into week 6 of our renovations and I will be the first to admit - it hasn't been easy. For one, it has been bloody cold in our garage where we eat our meals (our garage is partially open with fancy gaps in brickwork). Cooking and washing up at the...

Christmas Honeycomb Cannelloni
Christmas Honeycomb Cannelloni

  Christmas lunch should be a certified course at a stress management school. It tests nerves and is probably up there with planning a wedding or having a baby. Well, maybe I am being a tad overly dramatic. But if you think about it, the Christmas lunch has all the...

Savoury Quinoa Waffles
Savoury Quinoa Waffles

  I have been in a blogging slump of late. I would like to blame Instagram. But I know it is not true. It is purely a blogger's block. This is probably the fifth time I have been hit with a mild case of it (unlike the block of 2007 which lasted a whopping 6...

Spinach Gnudi With Sage Burnt Butter
Spinach Gnudi With Sage Burnt Butter

    I have been growing purple sage for a few months now. I love the smell. I love how the top of the leaf is green and the underbelly purple. I love the wispy flowers that shoot out on a stalk, on their way to seeding. It is a pretty herb and I have only...

Cauliflower Curry
Cauliflower Curry

Ever notice how a simple Carrot And Lentil Salad is transformed into a fancier dish by just calling it Moroccan Carrot Ribbons And Black Lentil Crumbs? Maybe it is the dog eat dog world of food blogging that compels us to project and portray in a manner that is...