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.

Spiced lamb backstrap

Tooheys Brothers cooking handbook, 240pp. no author named Ebury Press Book, Random House, North Sydney, 2015 Cooking on page 132 This book begins by introducing James and John Toohey, two brothers who, in the second half of the 1800s, set … Continue reading

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Warm pumpkin bruschetta

The gut foundation cookbook, 160pp. edited by Terry Bolin and Geradline Georgeou HarperCollinsPublishers Australia, Sydney, 2009 Cooking on page 32 Poor nutrition can have a devastating impact on people of all ages. To help Australians get on track with their … Continue reading

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Poached eggs

The great Aussie bloke’s cookbook, 212pp. by Kim Terakes Penguin Group (Australia), Camberwell Victoria, 2008 Cooking on page 32 In the introduction, Kim Terakes describes himself as ‘a fifty-year-old, fat, bald bloke’ who is not a chef, but who ‘can … Continue reading

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Asparagus with bacon and blue cheese

Lunchbox bible, 258pp. by Margaret Barca Penguin Group, Australia, 2007 Cooking on page 32 I work from home, so don’t have to take lunches to the office, but it is one of my favourite meals of the day. So I … Continue reading

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White chocolate, cherry and macadamia muffins

Muffin magic, 112pp. by Susannah Blake Pavilion Books, London, 2009 Cooking on page 64 (32 x 2) Muffins are a quick and easy treat, and this book is a collection of tasty options for almost every occasion. I was impressed … Continue reading

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Prawn, avocado and mango salad

The great prawn cookbook, 144pp. recipes by Stephanie Souvlis, Jenny Fanshaw, Ellen Argyriou and Di Kirby R&R Publications Marketing, Brunswick, Victoria, Australia, 2002 Cooking on pages 32–33 We love prawns (shrimps) so it was impossible for me to pass up … Continue reading

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Tyrolean horseradish soup

Austrian cooking, 258pp. by Ann Knox Spring Books, London, 1960 Cooking on page 32 My friend, Rhonda, who has provided several guest posts for this blog including her fabulous moist orange cake, found this gem for me. She saw it at a … Continue reading

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