Monthly Archives: March 2013

Butterflied Leg of Lamb with Rosemary, Garlic and Extended Family

Growing up, we spent nearly every Easter and Christmas with our extended family, which included aunts, uncles, cousins and various friends and extras. We loved it, and my sisters and cousins and I ran wild together – making cubbies in … Continue reading

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Hot Cross Buns with Raisins & Chocolate for Good Friday

Obligatory Easter fare. These are easy to bake, make the house smell divine, and taste wonderful – thanks to the sweetness of the dried fruit, the lusciousness of the chocolate and the crunch of the nuts – see earlier post … Continue reading

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Rosie: Beef Odyssey #4 – Marinated Roasted Girello

Everyone in my family loves garlic. And I mean everyone – mother, sisters, aunts, cousins… Everyone. Except for my father. Who hates it. I have vivid memories of Christmas holidays at Falls Creek – we would hire a ski chalet … Continue reading

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Swiss Meringue

I love eggs and we use a lot of them in our house. And, for some reason, we often end up with surplus egg whites. They freeze well, so I put them in little containers in the freezer with the … Continue reading

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Flourless Chocolate-Orange Almond Cake for Passover with Poached Quince, and Solomon’s Matzo

We were invited to a friend’s place for a Monday night Seder for Passover (Pesach). It was the first my children have attended and the 30 Minute Seder was a very child-friendly way to introduce them to what is intentionally … Continue reading

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Orchestra Rehearsals and Pink-Iced Sponge Fingers

For much of my girlhood, Friday after school meant orchestra rehearsal for my sisters and me. We all played in Bay City Strings in Geelong and loved it. But Friday afternoon rehearsals could by tiring after a full week of school, and … Continue reading

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Russian Cheese Blintzes

One of my favourite things to eat when I was a child were the russian blintzes my grandmother made. I don’t have her original recipe but I have created the one below and it brings back memories of my grandmother’s … Continue reading

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Rosie: Beef Odyssey #3 – Casserole in a Crust

When you make a beautiful big casserole and want to serve it up for the family for a second night – because who doesn’t love having a night off making a meal from scratch – I find I generally have … Continue reading

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Rosie: Beef Odyssey #2 – Casserole

The best way to eat a casserole is to cook it, then leave it overnight in the fridge and gently reheat the next day. This allows the meat to relax so it takes on added tenderness. I always remember an … Continue reading

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Rosie: Beef Odyssey #1 – Liver Pate

As Rosie had to be hung in the coolroom for a while prior to butchering, one of the first cuts we consumed was the liver. I don’t think I have ever handled liver that fresh before. Some people would be … Continue reading

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