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Dainty and Delicious. Old Fashioned Pinwheel and Finger Sandwiches With a Classic Chicken Mayonnaise Filling.

When was the last time you had a good old-fashioned chicken sandwich? Those dainty tea sandwich offerings associated with high tea and  bring a plate gatherings. Poached chicken combined with herbs and home-made mayonnaise. A little celery for  crunch. Crustless. … Continue reading

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What’s for Breakfast? Sweetcorn Fritters With Roast Tomato.

This time when we returned from Canberra the boot of our car  was filled with plums, tomatoes, sweetcorn, spinach, sweet basil, capsicum, cucumbers and zucchini. All freshly picked from my father’s garden. And two enormous bunches of hydrangea in hues … Continue reading

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Dinner in a Flash. Orecchiette with Sautéed Prawns, Lemon, Chilli and Garlic.

Orecchiette. Little ears of pasta. A speciality of the Puglia region of Southern Italy. Small and circular. Their little indentations perfectly suited to capturing a chunky sauce. Having just returned from the fish markets with some beautifully fresh prawns I’m craving seafood … Continue reading

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Chicken, Leek, Fennel and Mushroom Pot Pies with Peas

The psychology of pie. Put a casserole, stew, braise or even a curry into a ramekin. Blanket with pastry.  Call it a pot pie. Watch it disappear. I learnt this trick to tempt fussy eaters a very long time ago. … Continue reading

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Frugal Feasting. Spaghetti with Lemon, Chilli, Garlic and Pangrattato

I looked in my pantry this afternoon. Like Old Mother Hubbard, my cupboard was bare. My saving grace? Half a loaf of sour dough bread, some freshly laid free range eggs courtesy of Gil and Pat’s chooks and a packet of dry spaghetti. … 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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Spinach and Three Cheese Pie. Not Quite Spanakopita. Not Quite Quiche

We returned from our visit to Canberra with a carload of  fresh, seasonal vegetables courtesy of my father’s garden: asparagus, beetroot, celery, cauliflower, spring onions, spinach, silverbeet, rocket, lettuce, raddicchio, snow peas and parsley. Beautiful organic produce in copious quantities. My children adore my … Continue reading

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