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The Perfect Mid Week Dinner. Omurice オムライス . Japanese Omelette With Fried Rice.

What to cook for my teenage son on the eve of his departure of a school field trip to Japan? The perfect midweek dinner. Omurice  (オムライス).  Japanese omelette rice (omu-raisu). Popular in Japan, it is considered yōshoku (western food).  A contemporary … Continue reading

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Sunday Night Tray Bake. Roasted Chipolata Sausages With Potatoes, Fennel and Cherry Tomatoes

Sunday night tray bake. Family food.  After the sudden onset of chilly weather and a busy weekend of sport, sport and more sport it fits the bill perfectly. Warm and filling. Quick and easy to prepare. Another dish that looks after … Continue reading

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Takeaway at Home.Thai Green Chicken Curry with Zucchini and Red Capsicum.

Thai chicken curry. Our favourite takeaway. Its just as easy to make at home with a well stocked pantry. I make this so often my pantry staples include small cans of coconut cream, packets of Mae Ploy green curry paste, … Continue reading

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Crisp and Crunchy. Parmesan, Parsley and Lemon Crumbed Chicken Schnitzel.

Deliciously tender chicken encased in a crisp crumb with a  satisfying crunch. This is a perennial favourite in our house. Another meal that has been handed down through the generations in my family. I adored schnitzel when I was young. … Continue reading

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Slow Roasted Beef Short Ribs with Orange, Star Anise and Cinnamon. Chinese Style

I think of Slow Roasted Beef Ribs and two words spring to mind. Rich and unctuous. This is a gorgeous dish. Meltingly rich, flavoursome beef perfumed with orange, cinnamon and star anise. And so easy to prepare. Sear the ribs … Continue reading

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Chinese Master Stock. Soy Poached Chicken with Soba Noodles and Greens

My family loves chicken soup. In all its many guises. Chicken Noodle Soup, Chicken Soup with Wontons, Tofu and Bok Choy, Chicken and Sweet Corn Soup, Chicken and Leek Soup, the list goes on and on. It’s fair to say … Continue reading

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Massaman Lamb Shanks with Sweet Potato and Peas

Its October and that means tender spring lamb is in season.  At this time of year  lamb shanks are readily available at the butcher, and  they are sweeter, smaller and more delicious than at almost any other time of year. … Continue reading

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The Secret Behind a Great Bolognese. It’s All About the Soffritto.

Pasta with Bolognese. Possibly the most popular home cooked meal in Australia. For such a simple dish it comes in many guises from the good to the bad and the downright ugly. I’m no expert on Bolognese sauce but I … Continue reading

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A Glorious Cheat. Caminiti Butchery’s Whole Chicken with a Porcini Risotto Stuffing

I was out and about yesterday, crisscrossing Sydney attending to jobs on my burgeoning  to-do list. It was a productive and satisfying  but exhausting day. In my travels I passed by Great North Road in Five Dock, a little slice … Continue reading

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Crab, Chilli, Garlic and Tomato Tagliatelle with Rocket and Lemon

I stopped by the fishmonger this morning intending to buy some fresh flathead fillets for dinner and froze dead in my tracks. Flathead fillets were $52.99 a kilo! I was stunned. In my mind flathead, delicious as it is, certainly isn’t a delicacy and shouldn’t be … Continue reading

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