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If in doubt, roast a chicken.

Don’t you hate it when you’re writing a food blog, but then make something so delicious you have eaten it before taking a picture of it? Yeah. I’m a bad blogger today. But, I think Bill Granger is entirely to blame. I finally amazon-ed his Everyday Asian book, and my word its terrific. It makes … Continue reading

Hix, Soho

I am about to head back to the Melbourne side of things, and as such, have a collection of eatings I wish to attend to before this takes place. Hix, ever since I saw a tweet picture featuring hanger steak, has been on the top of that list. Hix is the child of Mark Hix, … Continue reading

British Pie Week: Retro Shepherd’s Pie

This isn’t the first thing I have made out of The Australian Women’s Weekly Retro cookbook, but so far, it’s my favourite. I think it was the first time i have ever used minced beef (although the recipe asked for lamb) without canned tomatoes, but it was straight forward happy cooking with additions of butter, … Continue reading

Non food post – free books to a good home!

Having just read The Happiness Project by Gertrude Rubin, I am in declutter and lighten the load mode. This seemed the easiest place to put a list of books I am getting rid of. If you would like any of the following, please let me know. No postage, pick up only (London) 🙂 I bought … Continue reading

The Baguette of the Ducks

I don’t usually have duck. In fact, I’m not sure i have had it before moving to the UK in 2010. But, as I wandered past a massive vat (and it was a massive vat… well, kind of – a little like a bit paella pan I suppose) of duck confit at Borough Market entrance … Continue reading

Multivegetable paella

Bekki, Ashley and I went to High Street Kensington today, for some sunday afternoon wandering, and I had plans of going to Anthropologie for a very specific plate. They didn’t have it, and the Circle and District lines weren’t running (and HOW is the tube going to cope during the Olympics??!), but Ashley did steer … Continue reading

Belgium: christmas market food

No one goes to Brussles in winter looking for health food. You want hot, thick, rib sticking food that makes you feel like you can make it through the sub zero temperatures. Which is why i was so confused i lost my appetite while there! I went specifically for the Christmas markets, which was on … Continue reading

Salmon pasta with creamy lime sauce

Okay, so the story with this, is that i was totally sold on the title alone. I found it on the Australian Women’s Weekly website. I love all white foods, and the starchier the better. However, i conveniently forgot that creamy pastas aren’t my thing. Lucky it is my housemate Ashley’s thing…! Super easy, and … Continue reading

Moroccan Trid

It’s interesting when you find yourself turning into your mother. For me, this manifests in how I put on face cream and reading recipe books in bed. I love it. And when I saw in Jamie magazine a new one called A Month in Marrakesh, I couldn’t wait to get it. Written by the Jamie … Continue reading