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About kathryninthekitchen

I find joy in all aspects of food and cooking; reading about it, enjoying the offerings of great restaurants and cafe’s, sourcing beautiful produce & transforming it into delicious meals to share with the people I care about. I quite easily lose track of time when I am engaged in my favourite pastime. I have always dreamt of one day training as a cook and 2018 is the year that journey begins. I am excited I have the opportunity to follow my passion and grateful for the support of my family and friends. I hope you enjoy my journey with me as well as other food related detours.

Seafood- Lesson 3: Mussel & Prawn Chowder

This post is quite late late as my husband and I had an extra, extra long weekend across the other side of Australia, in Perth, where I cooked, for his mothers 70th birthday party for group of 30 friends and … Continue reading

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Seafood – Lesson Two: Calamari & Stir-fried Vegetables with Chilli and Lime Dressing

Finally I have returned to college after an unexpected break. I missed the first lesson of Seafood as I was in hospital, but luckily I am able to do a make up class in a few weeks, which is a … Continue reading

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Catch-up Spatchcock & Corn and Coriander Puree

As per my last post, I missed the last week of Cooking School due to an unexpected stay in hospital. The only way to gain credit, and pass the Poultry Dishes component, is to demonstrate that I have cooked the … Continue reading

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Poultry Dishes – Lesson 2. Duck, Quail & Puy Lentils.

This post has photos of boned and jointed Poultry. This is a much delayed post of last weeks lesson, even though I started it soon after finishing the class last Tuesday with the plan to complete it over the weekend. … Continue reading

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A week off – Duck with Honey Soy Sauce

For reasons unknown the timetable at college was changed and this week there was no class. I had a whole day to do what ever I wanted to do…unheard of! There were some tasks in the category of ‘another day’, … Continue reading

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