Monthly Archives: July 2011

The Return of Risotto

The Return of the Naked Chef is the fourth and last of Jamie Oliver’s books that I have looked at this year.  Again this is a good little book, the second one he ever published and there is a great fish … Continue reading

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Lemon Meringue Pie

I made a lemon meringue pie the other night from Jane Grigson’s Fruit Book, one of those books that is good to have on the book shelf.  Lots of good stuff for fruit in alphabetical order and no pictures, a … Continue reading

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Olive Oil

I’ve got this book on olive oil called Extra Virgin – an Australian companion to olives and olive oil that I picked up, judging by the price tag still on the book, in Merimbula during a Christmas holiday past.  This book … Continue reading

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Ribs

I love you Tour de France but you are messing with my life.  I’m getting no sleep, eating junk and getting out of routine.  Needless to say, I have fallen behind with my cooking.  Two more nights to go!  Last … Continue reading

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Chicken Casserole

Had to make a quick and late decision for a recipe for Bastille Day.  Went with a simple chicken casserole from I Know How To Cook.  This is Phaidon’s French tome and I only picked it up because it was … Continue reading

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Success and Failure

I haven’t been posting but I have been cooking.  I’m out of my posting routine for a number of reasons, not the least being a manic devotion to the Tour de France.  Anyway, as I wait for the 16th stage … Continue reading

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Some sort of Fusion

We went to Fiji in 2005 and brought back a cookbook called Savour the Pacific by Annabel Langbein.  Its quite a good book actually but has been ‘lost on the bookshelves’ which means never actually used.  Time to change that, and … Continue reading

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