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Christmas Dinner Party Entree: Home Cured Gravlax with a Dill Mustard Sauce

Christmas Dinner Party Entree: Home Cured Gravlax with a Dill Mustard Sauce

There is much contention around the correct making of a gravlax – too much salt, too little sugar, never use steaks and what about the vodka? In actual fact it’s up to personal taste how much or little of each you add to your cure […]

Christmas Dinner Party Dessert: Pumpernickel Ice-Cream

Christmas Dinner Party Dessert: Pumpernickel Ice-Cream

The first time I had a version of pumpernickel ice-cream was at the old Crimean Restaurant in North Melbourne. Now sadly closed, the Queensberry street corner pub boasted a delicious menu of all things east European, serving crucial smoked, pickled and cured delicacies with obligatory […]

Christmas Dinner Party Main Course: Caramelised Onion Tartlets with Roast Chicken

Christmas Dinner Party Main Course: Caramelised Onion Tartlets with Roast Chicken

It’s that time of year again – the cork is permanently out of the sherry bottle, the old biscuit tin of mince pies is at varying stages of full and the string around the edge of the sitting room is overflowing with Christmas cards. As […]

CAULIFLOWER RICE SALAD

CAULIFLOWER RICE SALAD

Cauliflower rice is the perfect substitute for regular white rice, cous cous or pasta. In fact, it has a more interesting texture and flavour than ordinary carbs. and makes a nice alternative if you want to try something different. For me, this sort of recipe […]

PUMPKIN RAVIOLI W/ BACON BITS

PUMPKIN RAVIOLI W/ BACON BITS

Pumpkin and ricotta is the ultimate ravioli filling combination. The delicious creaminess from the cheese and the sweet, slightly bitter roasted flesh of the butternut pumpkin is quite the delight. Top with crispy bacon pieces and you have a winning dish. This being leftoversfortwo, however, […]

SCRAMBLED EGGS

SCRAMBLED EGGS

GULP! I think I can safely say this is the one dish I learnt entirely from my mother. Yes, it’s quite true. For someone who rarely ate a scrambled egg when I was growing up and for whom cooking is not a beloved pastime, she […]

SKORDALIA: Greek Mashed Potatoes

SKORDALIA: Greek Mashed Potatoes

Most famous for its connection to a certain Edna Everage, the Melbourne suburb of Moonee Ponds is not the first place you might think of going for traditional Greek food. There is, however, a rare find on Mount Alexander Road worth making the trip for. A rustic […]

How to make leftover chicken into a restaurant quality meal

How to make leftover chicken into a restaurant quality meal

This delicious leftover chicken recipe is testament that you don’t have to spend a fortune or use outrageous ingredients to create a restaurant quality meal. These simple, subtle flavours make up a lovely summer supper that you’ll want to eat again and again. Sometimes cooking can […]

RECIPE: Sesame Soy Noodles

RECIPE: Sesame Soy Noodles

These sesame-soy noodles will have been eaten by anyone who attended a summer bbq at my parents’ house in the last thirty years. It’s a classic and something I would always help Dad prepare – measuring and pouring the dressing ingredients into a jar, tracing […]

DUDE FOOD: Corned Beef Croquettes with Sauce Gribiche

DUDE FOOD: Corned Beef Croquettes with Sauce Gribiche

The exact history of corned beef is not certain but has been traced back to Ireland and England where beef was regularly salted for preservation from the Middle Ages onwards. There’s no denying the equally Jewish roots to corned beef either, with salted brisket sandwiches like the Reuben […]