Monthly Archives: July 2011

Halva: the special treat

It used to come in small silver cylindrical boxes of cardboard, wrapped very snugly in foil. It was the most exotic thing I had ever tasted – it must have come from David Jones Food Hall – and it was … Continue reading

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Vegetarian dread

Lyn from across the credit union counter is describing the grotesque vegetarian dish served up to her and her partner in Sydney. Lyn, whose new man is a vegetarian, has gradually over the months been increasing her stock of suitable … Continue reading

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French onion soup

I was defrosting the refrigerator, a dreary though ultimately highly satisfying procedure. And there was that bag of small onions I had expected to incorporate into a recent casserole and completely forgotten about, calling fretfully out to me soup, soup, … Continue reading

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Tarty tarts

Winter beginnings are distinguished by the exchange of citrus. On my desk rolls another carrier bag of mandarins; my landlady leaves a tumble of oranges on my doorstep; the latest visit to my sister results in far more limes than … Continue reading

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