Category Archives: Salty

Celebrating life and being thankful… with three bean salad with a tangy mustard dressing

I was saddened by the news of Nelson Mandela’s passing today.  Although, the world was in many ways awaiting the news considering is recent poor health (he had reached his 95th year after all), but none-the-less the passing of such … Continue reading

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What happens on the other side of the television screen? (plus Swedish meatballs)

A couple of weeks ago I received an unexpected call from a friend asking me if I could make it to a certain place by 4pm. She had a couple of spare tickets to watch the live show ‘The Voice’. … Continue reading

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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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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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New Shanghai, Chatswood Chase

When I first tried Shanghai Dumplings I was baffled at how they managed to get the soup inside the dumpling skins. Did they inject it in? Did it miraculously get sucked in via some process of osmosis in the steaming … Continue reading

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Fessen-Joon… Food for your ‘darling’

One of my very lovely friends is of Persian descent and has always seemed to me to be a little exotic –  her look and accent hints as at life of bustling spice-scented streets with turbaned men hawking their polished wares… The … Continue reading

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Bloodwood and snacking foods (dukkah and sesame crisp bread)

Each time I walk down King Street in Newtown I swear I see a new restaurant – they seem to be popping up overnight! It was one of these, well not so new anymore, venues that Ms TT, the out-of-towners … Continue reading

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Pumpkin and sweet potato gnocchi in a burnt butter sage sauce (gluten-free)

I don’t like gnocchi. Yes, a bold statement to make for a foodie, but the truth is that I have only ever been impressed once (and that was in Italy where you expect it to be good). I continue to … 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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Gluten-free mushroom and three-cheese ravioli

I’m sure we all know one. A person who has so very many food issues (read as ‘picky eater’) that it makes it difficult to find a restaurant to eat at or, heaven forbid, have them over for dinner. Now, … Continue reading

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