Category Archives: Home cooking

Home baking: Josey Baker’s Adventure Bread

Baking during the COVID-19 lockdown 🍞 I made this recipe for ‘Adventure Bread’ from @JoseyBakerBread posted by @DavidLebovitz, Paris-based author and chef (check out his new book, Drinking French, it’s great). It’s this amazing gluten-free bread made mostly of nuts, … Continue reading

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Home Cooking: Alison Roman’s Spiced Chickpea Stew with Coconut and Turmeric

The COVID-19 lockdown is a perfect opportunity to try out all the recipes that I’ve been printing out and then putting to one side! I have quite a collection. Some have already proven to be failures (for me, at least). … Continue reading

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Home Cooking: Melissa Clark’s Lemony Pasta Kelp, Chile and Anchovies

I’ve been saving recipes for pasta right now, to take advantage of my new Philips Pasta Maker (which I love, my god, it’s so much fun). The New York Times, which is probably my favourite source of recipes, put up … Continue reading

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Product Review: Philips Pasta Maker (HR2358/06)

Oh, how I love a kitchen gadget. Really. So, to add to to the electric pressure cooker, the airfryer, and the automatic ice cream maker, I present: the Philips Automatic Pasta Maker. I’m still obsessed with it after a month. … Continue reading

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Book Review: Mark Sisson’s ‘The Keto Reset Diet’

The Keto Reset Diet: Reboot Your Metabolism in 21 Days and Burn Fat Forever by Mark Sisson My rating: 2 of 5 stars I think I’m of an age that I need a hard copy of something, a book, to … Continue reading

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Home Cooking: Keto Lasagna

We’re trying out the keto diet at the moment. I’ve found it surprisingly easy in that while cutting out carbs might seem daunting, there’s easy substitutes, and there are so many things that are appealing that are on the diet … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: Casa Barelli’s Burgundy Truffles from Aldi

Aldi is a phenomenon. I love it. The middle aisles, filled with their current specials, are like a surprise door from a game show: What’s behind door number 3 today? While Aldi has provided me with various delights over time … Continue reading

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Home cooking: I made my own mozzarella cheese!

So, I am in disbelief that I made my own mozzarella cheese. That there above is not store-bought but was made with my own two hands. Ages ago, I stumbled across instructions on Kitchn from Emma Christensen, accompanied by a … Continue reading

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Home cooking: Nanaimo Bars!

A dish from my childhood from my native land, Canada. Asked for an event in Australia to bring something from my country, I was inspired to make these. Luckily, I found a recipe in Australia (since it offered Australian measurement). … Continue reading

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Home Cooking: Chez Panisse Almond Tart (David Lebovitz)

Lord, this was good! I first started following David Lebovitz’s website and newsletters when living in Paris. He had wonderful hints for living in Paris, hunting down the best places to eat and buy treats, and great recipes, which always … Continue reading

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