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Ajo Blanco – Spanish Chilled Almond Soup

I have wanted to make Spanish Almond Soup for the longest time. It perfectly suits the steamy weather we are having and my current ‘no cook’ philosophy. The nearest you will come to heat is boiling the kettle. Finally, the stars aligned and I was able to buy some good quality almonds to use in… >> Read more

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Regular readers would know that I don’t like to waste food and am the master of re-purposing and up-cycling leftovers and food scraps. Whilst I hold back many of our veggie scraps to boost the flavour of home made stock, broccoli stalks don’t make it in. Regular readers would also know I’m not a fan… >> 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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Random Recipes has been playing out very well for me recently. After a clunky start, I’ve been selecting some beauties.  This month, Dom from Belleau Kitchen challenged us to ‘Get Random Baby!‘, using his automated random number generator to select the cookbook.  Regular readers will know that I’ve used a similar function on several occasions… >> Read more

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Souped Up – Pumpkin & Dahl Soup

The very first real tingle of Autumn arrived in Brisbane last weekend. Gloriously sunny days, temperatures in the mid 20s with the mercury creeping down to below 15 at night. Now to many of you, this wouldn’t count as Autumn and to some, it would be positively balmy but to Brisbanites (for that is what… >> Read more

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Gazpacho on the Verge

In Pedro Almodovar’s 1988 black comedy ‘Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown‘, the plot revolves around Pepa and her fraught relationship with Ivan and his extended family. Pepa’s on the verge of a nervous breakdown!  Swallowing sleeping pills hand over fist as she tries to work out how to deal with Ivan, she… >> Read more

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Cleaning out the Pantry – Moroccan Lamb Soup

Every day I have a good (or bad) meal or visit a bistro or shop and I think ‘Oooh…I should blog this’. Then I go home and have a million other things to do and ask myself ‘Do people really want to read about what I cooked for dinner last night?’ Then I get an… >> Read more

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