Monthly Archives: January 2012

What’s in a name?

Bell pepper, pimiento, capsicum, sweet pepper, bullnose pepper – depending on where you reside the name will vary. And Christopher Columbus can be blamed for the confusion: on his voyage to Asia, the land of the spice pepper, he entered … Continue reading

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Ask your butcher

There was a duck in my freezer, and it was time to bring it out. One of AJ’s beautiful birds, it would do wonderfully, I was thinking, for Gwyneth Paltrow’s Duck Ragu which I planned to serve to friends. Out … Continue reading

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Food 2012, the first 21 days

Already in only three weeks I have eaten some fantastic things, most notably the Blueberry Crumble Souffle with White Chocolate Mousse at Verve (Broadbeach Waters) last night. My God, what a stunning thing, crunchy-topped then your spoon dipped into warm … Continue reading

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Jammed up

It’s all very well turning your glut of fruit into jam – but what happens with your subsequent glut of jam? This, she confided to me during my latest visit home, was my mother’s current dilemma. Yes, she would happily … Continue reading

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Supersizing at Costco

It was to be one of my Canberra Christmas highlights. My sister had promised, for the purchase of our festive lunch ingredients, to take me to Costco. And in the light of what was to come it was an even … Continue reading

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Country – town – seaside

Especially during holidays the question surfaces. Where do you recommend for dinner? Asked not only by locals but also by visitors, it is a question with which I always have difficulty, on several levels. First of all, the delicate matter … Continue reading

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