Tag Archives: Vegetables

Pasta Genovese with Asparagus, Snow Peas and Kipfler Potatoes

Pasta again for dinner tonight. This time its Genovese style with Pesto, Asparagus and Kipfler Potato. My daughter has a swim meet this weekend and she’s carbohydrate loading. Only joking. About the carb loading that is. If the truth be … Continue reading

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Midweek Roast. Chicken and Potatoes with Chilli, Garlic and Lemon.

There are some days where any one would be excused for thinking that I moonlight as a professional chauffeur. I spend hours from late afternoon to early evening ferrying girls from one after school activity to another. I am just … Continue reading

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Fast and Delicious: Pea and Rocket Soup

This is my go to dish when I am tired, stressed or have simply over-indulged, as was the case this weekend. Its fast and easy to whip up, and so delicious. Who would have thought that a humble bag of … Continue reading

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A Taste of Summer. Vietnamese Rice Paper Rolls with Seafood and a Lime Dipping Sauce

How ironic! I wrote this post last night when the weather was warm and balmy. What a difference a day makes! Temperatures have dropped, there has been a steady drizzle of rain all morning. What’s more we are  bracing for afternoon storms. … Continue reading

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Fresh from the Garden. Cauliflower Florets Crusted with Semolina and Polenta

And today’s spring  vegetable is… cauliflower!  No we are not a vegetarian household; we’re just still working through all those gorgeous vegetables from my father’s garden. I imagine that this is how our predecessors used to eat. No take away, no pre packaged … Continue reading

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On the Grill. Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus.

Its spring and that means asparagus season is in full swing – in fact asparagus is one of the first vegetables ready to be harvested in spring. I can never get my head around the fact that such a delicious vegetable thrives … 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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Pasta with Confit of Zucchini, Peas, Garlic, Chilli, Spinach and Pecorino

A couple of times a week, I’ll serve up a vegetarian meal. My family adores pasta in any form, and this recipe is a firm, family favourite. Its light and delicious, and we love the way the zucchini takes on a rich, … Continue reading

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Coleslaw with a Simple Vinaigrette Dressing

I  grew up eating coleslaw prepared this way.  It’s refreshing and teams beautifully with rich food. If I’m serving slow roasted pork belly, coleslaw is always on the menu to cut through all that decadent lusciousness. I walked past trendy … Continue reading

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Quintessentially Spring. Broad Bean, Pea and Mint Bruschetta with Pecorino

I really do try to make an effort to eat produce that is ripe and in season; its bursting with flavour, good for you and doesn’t need too much fussing about in its preparation. Spring has well and truly arrived  here in Sydney, … Continue reading

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