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‘New year, New book’ is the challenge for Random Recipes this month. After a busy Christmas packed with food and fun, Dom from Belleau Kitchen challenged us to randomly select a recipe from our newest cookbooks. With a pile of books looking at me dolefully from the shelf, I was very good over the last… >> Read more

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Pantry of Dreams – Random Recipes #35

This is my last post for the year and last Random Recipes for the year. At such a busy time of year, Dom from Belleau Kitchen has let us off the hook by challenging us to ‘Dare to Bare’. Rather than a recipe, we have been asked to photograph our food cupboards and pantries. To… >> Read more

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Use Your Noodle – Random Recipes #34

I have a confession to make. Something that most of you will think is odd.I like Indian desserts.There, I’ve said it.Still with me? Maybe you like Indian desserts too. Well, let me tell you, we’re in the minority. When I say ‘in the minority’, there are around 1 billion people who do like them but… >> Read more

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I really missed Random Recipes in September as Dom from Belleau Kitchen took a mini break. He obviously spent that time concocting one of his more difficult RRs for us.  This time, the theme is ‘local ingredient’. That might seem easy but it can be a little tricky. Is local, ‘Must be from the neighbourhood’? Cue… >> Read more

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Spring is just around the corner. Can’t you feel it? Balmy, sunny days. One less blanket on the bed. The first rebellious fruit trail-blazing in the garden. Technically it’s still winter in Australia but the mercury is already tipping 24c on a regular basis in sub tropical Brisbane. So, the recipe I selected for this… >> Read more

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This month, Random Recipes at Belleau Kitchen is celebrating the big three-oh. Dom has been running Random Recipes for 30 months! What a commitment. I’m a latecomer to RR, coming in at #18 with a short break in September for an overseas trip. Looking back whilst I was researching this post, I note that I… >> Read more

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Oriental Vitality Soup – Random Recipes #29

Last week was a big one. We went to Darwin and ate. And ate. And ate. Four markets, one festival, a few restaurants and countless glasses of beer, cider, wine and mojitos left me in need of some lighter, simpler food to start this week.  Dom from Belleau Kitchen has been a bit poorly of… >> Read more

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Focaccia – Random Recipes #28

This month Belleau Kitchen’s Random Recipe Challenge is simply called ‘Bread’. Dom asked us to select a recipe from our baking books or the baking section of our books.  I did my random draw and came up with the very flamboyant ‘Bernard King’s Summer Kitchen’. OK then….. Thankfully Bernard didn’t have any bread, bakery or… >> Read more

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Goat’s Cheese Gnocchi – Random Recipes #26

It’s funny how we copy down recipes for meals we have enjoyed or tear out pages surreptitiously in waiting rooms yet, we often don’t get around to making the dishes.  Before you know it, you’ve got a veritable library stashed away.  You edit and tidy but the pile grows again.  When I was travelling in… >> Read more

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This month, ‘The Choice is Yours’, Dom from Belleau Kitchen suggests.  He’s asked us to ‘go back to the very beginning’ when Random Recipes first started.  Recipe selection in the first RR challenge was simplicity itself ‘pick & point’.  As I didn’t participate in the early RRs, this is a chance to go back to… >> Read more

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The Random Recipes challenge this month is ‘Random Birthday Number’ where we use our birthday to choose the matching book on the shelf and select a recipe to make.  Seems simple enough but the Random Gods have not always been kind to me. This time though, World’s Collided and I was able to combine a… >> Read more

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Well what do you know…. it’s Random Recipes time again! This month Dom from Belleau Kitchen has set the challenge ‘Store Cupboard Finds’. Delve way, way back into the recesses of the cupboard and finally use that impulsive purchase that has been lurking there for months and possibly years. After liberating said item from the… >> Read more

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The first thing I’d like to say is ‘Welcome!’ to all my new readers who have been visiting the blog as a result of Random Recipes. I love to read your comments so keep it up! Perhaps you’d like to subscribe via email or join the TIFFIN Fan Club (on the right side bar)? I… >> Read more

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Something A Little Different In my fake day job, I’m a Project Manager and Process Designer. I love structure and a good plan. This spills over into how I run my blog (see, I’m ‘running’ rather than ‘writing’ my blog – it’s like a big project). In case you haven’t noticed, I blog twice a… >> Read more

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