Category Archives: Savoury

Spinach & Ricotta Pie

A very simple pie – but a good one at this time of year, when spinach and silverbeet are so vigorous in the garden. And not a bad way of getting iron-rich greens into children’s resistant little tummies. Bunch of … Continue reading

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Rosie: Beef Odyssey #5 – Roast Sirloin on the Bone for Mum’s 60th Birthday

To me, nothing says ‘I love you’ more than a big sirloin on the bone. It looks impressive and tastes amazing when roasted and served rare and warm. Stories abound that King James I ate a roast loin of beef and liked it so much he drew his sword and knighted it ‘Sir Loin’. Not true, but a great story – and the cut is so wonderful you could easily imagine a king being prompted to knight it. Continue reading

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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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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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Cheese Scones

Woke up this morning. Realised I forgot to make bread dough last night and there were children’s lunches to be made. So I baked a small batch of cheese scones. Some recipes for scones have cream and eggs in them … Continue reading

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Cheap Tart

A quick dinner. Or lunch. Cheap for us, because the ingredients are pretty much all out of the garden. It would be nice with different combinations of summer vegetables and herbs. The thing with this tart, is it is much … Continue reading

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Apple & Cheese Soda Bread for a sick boy

I have been watching a bit of Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall’s latest TV series, River Cottage Every Day. I have long been a devotee to his philosophies around food and its production and use. And I love his good honest recipes. Today … Continue reading

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Calzone

The calzone. My new best friend. Preheat oven to 240°C. Take a 200g piece of bread dough (I’ll post my standard bread dough recipe in a few days) and flatten it out – with fingers and hands or with a … Continue reading

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Yorkshire Pudding

I don’t know what possessed me to make roast beef with yorkshire puddings when my whole family was suffering from gastro. It wasn’t the best choice for them, but it was a brilliant choice for me. Normally, my children are … Continue reading

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