Cooking Down Under 2006

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December 28, 2006
Panzanella
Turn that stale ciabatta or baguette into a refreshing salad

December 14, 2006
Veal and Pork Terrine
This is a good one for an entree or as part of a picnic meal.

November 30, 2006
Colourful festive salads
'Tis the season to start feeling jolly and here are two salads to bring a dash of colour to the table.

November 20, 2006
Fish of the week - Tasmanian Ocean Trout
Tasmanian Ocean Trout is so versatile and simple to prepare, it is perfect for easy summer entertaining.

November 18, 2007
Safe poultry handling practices
With summer coming, it's timely to review safe handling and cooking of poultry

November 16, 2006
Chicken Breasts with Coriander Sauce
Both ground coriander seeds and fresh coriander are used in this tasty dish

November 2, 2006
Prawn and Cabbage Salad
This delightful little entree dishcomes courtesy of St John Restaurant in London

October 28, 2006
Aloo Gobi
I found this delicious potato and cauliflower curry in a cookbook I recently reviewed

October 20, 2007
Bring out the beef
Meat and Livestock Australia have come up with some tasty summer beef meals to tempt you

October 19, 2006
Baked Lemongrass Fish
Baked fish with some lemongrass and chillifor zing.

October 14, 2006
Tuna with Rocket, Potato and Pinenut Salad
Often enjoyed raw as quality sashimi-grade fish, tuna are also incredibly tasty when cooked.

October 10, 2006
Cheese Savoury
Crossing bread and butter pudding with a souffle produces a tasty cheese snack.

October 9, 2006
Blue Mussels poached in Tomato Sauce
The blue mussel supplies flavour and versatility at a reasonable cost.

October 5, 2006
Asparagus and Blue Cheese Tart with Prosciutto
The asparagus season gains momentum. The green spears enhance this tasty tart.

September 30, 2006
Garlic Baked Redclaw
Another delicious dish courtesy of the Sydney Fish Market.

September 21, 2006
Puy lentils with broad beans
These French lentils and fresh spring broad beans really complement one another

September 18, 2006
French Onion Soup
It was a big favorite in the 70s and it's just as good today.

September 10, 2006
Slow Food
We attend A Taste of Slow and watch chefs demonstrating how to cook beef cheeks and slow roasted suckling pig.

September 7, 2006
Kohlrabi
Kohlrabi might have been cultivated for about 2000 years, but it still hasn’t achieved the common vegetable status here of other brassica species. Here are three quick ways to prepare it.

August 31, 2006
Bush tomato muffins
I try some Oz spices. And loud shouting from our side of the wall has the neighbours concerned.

August 26, 2006
Creamy scrambled eggs
They say when there's an egg in the house there's a meal in the house.

August 25, 2006
Sake Cocktails
Here comes the cherry blossom. Time to celebrate with a couple of sake cocktails.

August 24, 2006
Lemon Tart
There are plenty of lemons around at the moment - time for a zesty dessert.

August 18, 2006
Thai-style green curry of Luderick
From my friends at the Sydney Fish Market - a bit about the fish species Luderick and a delicious recipe.

August 10, 2006
Veal with Lemon Sauce and Carrot Bundles
A tray of veal slices at the butchers' shop inspires a simple dish with a pretty garnish

August 4, 2006
The Novice Cook
I've written an ebook for those who would like to cook but need a bit of encouragement

July 27, 2006
Prawns with Creole Sauce
Frozen green prawns are a useful standby. Here they are given a Cajun treatment.

July 16, 2006
A taste of Morocco
It's time to rock the casbah - MasterFoods has provided some ideas for a Moroccan party and I've also included links to some of my recipes..

July 13, 2006
Quince Sorbet with Lemon Tuiles
While quinces are frequently part of meat dishes in the Middle East, here we like them for jelly, quince paste - or dessert.

July 8, 2006
Market platter for lunch
The Spouse helps with the week's shopping and is seduced by the display of deli food.

June 29, 2006
Bouillabaisse with Rouille
Somewhere between a soup and a stew, this fish dish played an interesting part in Roman mythology.

June 15, 2006
Lemon and Lavender Dessert
The sweet scent of lavender and the refreshing tang of lemon make this a tempting dessert.

June 1, 2006
Persimmon Chutney
Persimmons are a cheerful sight on a gloomy day. And they make a pretty chutney.

May 27, 2006
Fish and salad with Spicy Thai dressing
Little green things like knobbly golfballs are dropping on the patio. Time to use some.

May 18, 2006
Lamb Dhansak
A perfect antidote to a chilly day - a warming Parsi lamb and lentil dish. Plus a great potato and eggplant recipe.

May 16, 2006
A bit ruff (PC warning)
A variation on the man-bites-dog tale.

May 14, 2006
Chilli Salt Prawns
from the Sydney Fish Market and a quick link to some of my own prawn recipes

May 10, 2006
Ideas for Mother's Day
This is the day to give Mum a break from meal preparation

May 5, 2006
Cardamom and Saffron Parfait
Two of the world's most expensive spices are combined in this iced dessert, giving it a delicious subtle flavour.

April 25, 2006
Anzac Biscuits
They started life as "Soldiers' Biscuits" and were later renamed Anzac biscuits. Here's the story behind them.

April 20, 2006
Plum Clafoutis
Those red-skinned plums are just too good to resist for Easter Sunday dinner.

April 15, 2006
Osso Buco alla Milanese
The veal shanks beckon me from the butcher's display cabinet.

April 10, 2006
Fish and lamb ideas for Easter

April 6, 2006
Okra with Tomatoes
Yes, these green pods have a gumminess that some people don't like. But they are worth trying.

March 23, 2006
Autumn Vegetables with Capers
Caper buds and caper berries can adda little punch to a dish.

March 9, 2006
Baked fish with Tamarind
If you've seen blocks of tamarind among the Asian groceries, and you've wondered what it was used for, here's a recipe to get you started - plus some tamarind facts.

February 23, 2006
Mushrooms and Rocket
It's so easy to make a mistake when trying to identify mushrooms. Far better to trust that the mushroom farmer knows what he's doing.

February 9, 2006
Peach Tart
Sinful amounts of butter, but this peach tart with a frangipane filling tastes superb for a special dessert.

January 26, 200
Summer Sardines
Turn these small fish into a tasty summer treat.

January 12, 2006
Duck Breast Salad with Spiced Pears
I go to a duck shop and learn all about these winged wonders.

 

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