Monthly Archives: September 2010


I made individual tiramisu for a catering job yesterday – unfortunately, they were eaten before they could be photographed. Instead of buying the savoiardi (sponge fingers), I decided to make them myself, using a recipe by Philip Johnson and published … Continue reading

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Evandale Market Find

I love exploring markets, auction houses, second-hand stores, oppe shops, garage sales. I love the feeling of excitement when I spot something out of the corner of my eye, hiding, subtly winking at me, often surrounded by absolutely hideous objects. My heartbeat quickens, there … Continue reading

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Golden Syrup Pudding in the Microwave

(serves 2 slightly greedy people) I don’t know what attracted me to this recipe – found in Gary Rhodes’ Sweet Dreams. In fact, I don’t know what made me open the front cover of the book (see image below and … Continue reading

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Two Quick Pasta Recipes with Leftovers

I catered for two events last week involving lunch for about 35 people. I found myself with some leftover 41° Degree South hot-smoked baby salmon, tapenade, chargrilled vegetables and feta. Too good to waste.  So this is what I did… … Continue reading

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The Story of Feigenbaum

My name is Poppy Fay. I am the granddaughter of two Polish-Jewish survivors of the Holocaust, Genia and Stanislav, who met in a displaced persons’ camp after the war. They decided to migrate to Australia and, on advice from a … Continue reading

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