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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.

Semester Three: “The Flavour of Australia” & Navarin of Lamb

After a long break it’s good to be back at college. I have a new Chef, I’m in a much bigger kitchen, the pace is much faster, there are greater expectations of my work performance and the presentation of my … Continue reading

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You say it’s your birthday…it’s my birthday too …yeah! – Easy Butter Cake

I’ve been taking a wee break from blogging since the first year of my course came to an end in early December, but I think it’s time to dip my toe back into the ‘blogging’ water. The title of this … Continue reading

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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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