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.

Tandoori fish with mint relish

Sizzling barbecues, 144pp. by Reader’s Digest kitchens Reader’s Digest (Australia), Ultimo NSW, 2012 Cooking on page 32–33 For fuss-free cooking, not much beats a barbecue. That’s why I grabbed this at the recent Lifeline Book Fair. This cookbook seems to … Continue reading

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Mixed bean salad

Shortcuts: more than 200 recipes for busy cooks, 184pp. The Australian Women’s Weekly kitchens ACP Books, Sydney, 2010 Cooking on page 32 This handy spiral bound book is filled with tips and recipes for cooks who are time-poor and short … Continue reading

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Asparagus—grilled with Parmesan and balsamic vinegar

The only recipes you’ll ever need, 4 ways to cook almost everything, 144pp. by Tony Turnbull Quadrille Publishing, London, 2013 Cooking on page 32 I love the premise of this book. Every two-page spread focuses on a single ingredient or … Continue reading

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Hot German potato salad

North Hill cookery II, 136pp. by members and friends of North Hills Church of God Morris Press, Kearney Nebraska, USA, 1987 Cooking on page 32 Spiral-bound, paperback community cookery books are often a goldmine of recipes from talented home cooks. Most … Continue reading

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Blueberry smoothie

Everyday delicious, 208pp. by Izy Hossack Hardie Grant Books, London, 2016 Cooking on page 32–33 A self-taught cook, Izy Hossack became fascinated with food at a young age, learning the basics from her American–Italian mother. In 2011 and as a … Continue reading

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My breakfast bowl

Feel good food, 304pp. by Valli Little HarpersCollinsPublisher, Sydney, 2015 Cooking on page 32 Born into a family of UK restaurateurs, Valli Little was inspired to pursue a career in the food industry. She started with formal training at Le Cordon Bleu … Continue reading

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Smokey pulled pork with rhubarb butter

Cookery school: meat, 208pp. by Joanna Farrow New Holland Publishing, Sydney, 2012 Cooking on pages 64–65 (32 x 2) Lizzie was visiting from Sydney, so I took her to one of Canberra’s must-see destinations—Canty’s Bookstore in Fyshwick. She was keen … Continue reading

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