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Nettle pizza

nettle pizza pasta (1 of 1)

Every year I look at the nettles growing in the weedier bits of my back yard and vaguely think about eating them. I’ve seen them … read more »


Quince Paste – an easy(ish) recipe

quince paste (1 of 1)

With their rich perfume and deep red colour when cooked, quinces are one of my favourite fruit. They are fantastic simply stewed and served  with … read more »


Cheesy Polenta Fritters

polenta fritters (7 of 7)

This recipe is another that I was eager to try from Artusi’s cookbook. I don’t know if I’ve got it exactly as described in the … read more »


How To Make Strichetti

strichetti (8 of 9)

This pasta is taken from the recipe described in Pellegrino Artusi’s Science in the kitchen… and is the first of many recipes I want to try … read more »


Science in the kitchen and the art of eating well

strichetti (4 of 9)

I recently heard about, and immediately had to get a copy of Artusi Pellegrino’s Science in the kitchen and the art of eating well. This … read more »


My Recipe For Spaghetti Bolognaise

spaghetti bolognese (15 of 16)

A staple in my families diet is some variation on bolognaise sauce – a rich, tomato and meat based sauce (although we do a vegetarian … read more »


Green Tomato And Apple Relish

chicken sage sausages (1 of 9)

Tomato season is over, just a few stragglers on the vines plus a few that will never ripen now. Yesterday I helped pull down the … read more »


Chicken & Sage Sausages

chicken sage sausages (7 of 8)

It is satisfying to make fresh homemade sausages and I have resolved to make them more often. The whole thing takes less than an hour, … read more »


How To Make A Sourdough Starter

sourdough loaf 1

Almost all bread, pizza or other baked goods that are meant to be light and fluffy use yeast to raise or ‘leaven’ the bread. The … read more »


Baked Eggs

baked eggs with lentils (3 of 3)

I was in Melbourne last month for work and my brother in law said I had to go to Hardware Societe. I googled them and … read more »


Apple Crumble Pizza

apple pizza (12 of 12)

There’s apple orchards all around my home town and they’ve been busy harvesting this week. My little tree has usable fruit for the first time … read more »


Buckwheat Torte

buckwheat torte (1 of 1)

I served this as a birthday cake last week. The recipe is another that I have stolen from FXCuisine. I hope he doesn’t mind but … read more »