Category Archives: Healthier

Old Friends and a quick and easy Saffron Fish

I have recently been reconnecting with a very old friend – we have known each other since we were young children though have not had much to do with other since then.  What I find fascinating about childhood friendships, like … Continue reading

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Dates, the good and the bad…

Life as a single women can be… interesting… at least for my dear friends who get to hear my stories. One of my favourites was the strange night that Ms TT and I were invited to a ‘discothèque’ – looking … Continue reading

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A little bit of Turkey, Lebanon and Persia mixed together makes…?

Someone recently asked me what sort of cuisine I cooked and I could not answer. I felt a little embarrassed as I responded saying didn’t cook cuisines per se, but rather picked flavours I liked and used them as inspiration. … Continue reading

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Salt and pepper flounder with lime and snow pea sprout salad

Being one of the world’s least liveable cities is hardly a glowing testimonial for the place that I grew up. According to the report, Port Moresby is a place with high personal risk, poor infrastructure and limited availability of goods and services. Looking … Continue reading

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Plenty… so much to choose from

Things have been hectic of late and  last week I hit that point where – and I think back to my childhood and those days where my mum would make spaghetti or stroganoff when she was feeling exhausted (which incidentally … Continue reading

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Pork, leek and eggplant pies with corn and rosemary

There is something to be said about the impact television cooking competitions have on our everyday lives. A dear friend of mine will often talk of her 6 year old son’s approach to meals – he would taste and rate … Continue reading

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Baked banana and peanut chocolate souffle

I love to eat. Unfortunately with it comes the consequence of weight gain. Yes, I seem to pile it on… in fact, I have a clear memory of a weekend in the ‘country’ some years ago, which involved a Devonshire … Continue reading

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Aubergine Salsa

Just the other weekend I discovered the Eveleigh Markets and I finally realised what it was about markets that I love. Naturally the chatty sort, it is the interaction between the produce sellers and the customers that really appeals to … Continue reading

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Pork and Leek Wontons

Still in the spirit of dumplings and with the chilly turn in the weather, I decided that wonton noodle soup would be perfect for dinner – with a twist of course. In reality, we had some leek that had to … Continue reading

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