Monthly Archives: February 2012


Tonight was the first look at beef from the Isola Farm Chianina meat pack.  I used a couple of the steaks – enough to feed our family of four.  So I guess this was as close to Bistecca Fiorentina that … Continue reading

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In My Kitchen

In my kitchen is……. a box that I am very excited about…. from Isola Farm in the Gippsland – you can read all about the farm, the cattle and the beef here.  The farm sells 10kg packs of meat, so … Continue reading

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Cooking while on the bike

We had friends over on Sunday for lunch, but I also had to fit in a ride on Sunday morning.  So what better time to do a slow cooked lamb shoulder.  Got up at 530, put the lamb in the … Continue reading

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Fish, vietnamese style

Monday night is usually fish night at our place and I shopped for the ingredients for this while at Little Saigon yesterday.  It’s another dish from KOTO so doesn’t get me any closer towards my cookbook goal but it intrigued … Continue reading

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Bun Cha

Keeping on the Vietnam theme, we also did a street food tour while in Hanoi.  We had various spring rolls in a market, then made our way to various shops to try Vietnamese coffee (coffee and sweetened condensed milk), pho … Continue reading

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Lime-marinated Beef Salad

We had a few days in Hanoi last September and absolutely loved it, particularly the food. While there we did a half day cooking course with an expat Aussie, Tracey Lister.  She has also written a couple of cookbooks, the … Continue reading

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