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Sourdough Focaccia

I’ve had an excess of sourdough starter recently. It’s really only flour, water and some wild yeasts but I can’t bear to throw any away. As a result, I’ve been turning our a variety of breads, including this sourdough focaccia. But why do I have such an excess of sourdough starter? My poor old sourdough… Read more

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Leftover Sourdough Starter Crackers

When you own a sourdough starter or ‘levain’, you draw off some starter each week to make a new loaf. After this, you feed the original starter with flour and water and put it back to bed in the fridge. The trouble is, I don’t always want or have the time to bake a loaf… Read more

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In My Kitchen… May 2015

May. It’s here. It’s the last month of autumn and things should be cooling down. Should be. I love a warm climate but seriously? 28c? I know those in southern climes are shivering in their boots so I should hardly be complaining but I wouldn’t mind just a little chill in the air. Before we jump… Read more

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In My Kitchen… April 2015

Well here we are at the start of April and what do you know? It’s Easter! This particular April also marks a very special anniversary for Australians, New Zealanders and Turks. On April 25th it will have been 100 years since the ANZACS landed on the shores of Gallipoli or Gellibolu in a campaign that… Read more

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In My Kitchen… March 2015

Last month was a funny old month. I was on Jury Duty for a fortnight which was a blessing and a curse. Many of the things that I usually slip into the day between other responsibilities had to be crammed into evenings or put on hold. No tweeting in the jury room. Whilst I was… Read more

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In My Kitchen… February 2015

Yes, it’s February. Christmas has been and gone, as has Australia Day. Thoughts now turn to the long weeks until the next public holiday or festivity to plan for. The hot weather  continues unabated in Brisbane whilst my IMK friends in other parts of Australia and the Northern Hemisphere have had some surprisingly brisk weather… Read more

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