Author Archives: leggypeggy

About leggypeggy

Intrepid overland traveller, keen photographer, avid cook—known to jump out of airplanes and do other silly things. Do not act my age.

Herby potato salad

My grandma’s kitchen, 81pp. by Louise Fulton Keats and Margaret Fulton Hardie Grant Books (Australia), Prahran, Victoria, 2011 Cooking on page 32 Louise Fulton Keats wrote this cookbook to recall the fun she had when she spent time in her … Continue reading

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Prawn pilaf

Epicure: summer, 192pp. by various contributors The Age newspaper, John Fairfax Publications, Sydney, 2006 Cooking on page 32 This cookbook is filled with yummy-looking recipes from three of Australia’s leading lights in the food industry—Jill Dupleix, Brigitte Hafner and Stephanie … Continue reading

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Cherry, walnut and fetta salad

  Traditional Christmas, 144pp. by The Australian Women’s Weekly Bauer Media Books, Sydney, 2015 Cooking on pages 32–33 I know it’s not Christmas, but Australians often celebrate a mid-year christmas in June or July when it’s winter in our part … Continue reading

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Lamb with herb and garlic rub

Roast dinner, 160pp. Reader’s Digest kitchens Reader’s Digest (Australia), Ultimo NSW, 2007 Cooking on page 32–33 Oh my, I can’t count how many roast dinners I’ve made over the years. Poor John’s Aunt Esther lived with us for eight years … Continue reading

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Chickpeas with tomato (chhole)

Curry nation, Britain’s 100 favourite curries, 224pp. by Madhur Jaffrey Ebury Press, Cooking on page 132 We love curries. It’s probably just as well because, over the last three years, we’ve spent almost six months in India and eaten some … Continue reading

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Chewy chocolate chunk slice

Epicure chocolate, recipes from 20 years of indulgent ideas, 191pp edited by Kylie Walker The Age, John Fairfax Publications, 2006 Cooking on page 32 Melbourne’s main newspaper, The Age, has been publishing recipes for many, many years and this cookbook … Continue reading

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Sugar pumpkin with lentils and tangy dressing

Fired up vegetarian: no nonsense barbecuing, 184pp. by Ross Dobson Murdoch Books, Crows Nest NSW, 2013 Cooking on pages 132–33 I really like Ross Dobson’s flair with food. I first came across his recipe five years ago when we were … Continue reading

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