Category Archives: Cooking at Home

Very ‘Moorish’ – Chicken & Apricot Tagine with Saffron Cous Cous

The cuisine of the Maghreb region, an area of northwest Africa which runs across the Mediterranean Sea, is distinctive, unique and delicious. Food from this area has influenced food of countries just across the Mediterranean, i.e. Spain, but has also … Continue reading

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Family visits – Chicken with Pesto & Mushroom

It has been a busy few weeks catching up with family and friends, which always means a fair bit of driving. My lovely daughter was home for a quick visit from LA presenting a great opportunity for a family gathering … Continue reading

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Semester Break: One from the archives – Salmon Patties

When I was growing up we ate fish every Friday. ‘Fish Friday’ was not our favourite as my brothers, sister and myself were terrified of getting a bone stuck in our throat, so much so that we gingerly nibbled our … Continue reading

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Semester break: Winter Warmers – Pumpkin Risotto

I am on a six week break from Culinary School and have been scratching my head thinking about what I could share with you this week. As Winter has arrived I am making lots of slow cooked meats, lamb shanks … Continue reading

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Lesson 5…..Basic Methods of Cooking – Grilling, Braising, Sautéing and Steaming

I always look forward to my day at Ryde TAFE and this week was no exception. Today’s lesson was the second part of ‘Basic Methods of Cooking’, where we use varied cooking methods to produce a few dishes. This week … Continue reading

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