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.

Curry laksa

Takeaway: noodle soups, salads and stir-fries, 160pp. by Les Huynh Murdoch Books Australia, Millers Point NSW, 2006 Cooking on pages 32–33 This is the second page-32 recipe by Les Huynh that I have made for this blog. The first was … Continue reading

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Classic French bread

The frugal gourmet, 388pp. by Jeff Smith Doubleday Australia, Sydney, 1996 Cooking on pages 232–33 This is the second time I have shared a recipe from a Jeff Smith cookbook. He was well-known in the USA in the 1980s and … Continue reading

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Messy strawberries Romanoff

Casual entertaining, 160pp. by Ross Dobson Ryland Peters and Small, London, 2009 Cooking on pages 132–33 This is the fourth Ross Dobson recipe I’ve made for this blog. The first one—a sensational fish dish—was shared here more than six years … Continue reading

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Roast pumpkin and feta bruschetta

Shared plates, 192pp. by The Australian Women’s Weekly Bauer Media Books, Sydney, 2015 Cooking on page 32 The Australian Women’s Weekly magazine now comes out monthly, but it churns out new cookbooks all the time. This one is a lead … Continue reading

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Mussel, tomato and basil soup (plus fish stock)

á la grecque: our Greek table, 256pp. by Pam Talimanidis Hardie Grant Books, Melbourne, 2009 Cooking on page 32 Pam Talimanidis got sucked in to running the Á la grecque restaurant in Aireys Inlet in 2004. That’s when her husband, … Continue reading

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Scotch woodcock

The CWA cookery book and household hints, 414pp. by the Country Women’s Association of Western Australia Angus and Robertson, Sydney, 2011 Cooking on page 32 The Country Women’s Association is Australia’s largest women’s organisation with 44,000 members across 1855 branches. … Continue reading

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Fennel, tomato and garlic gratin

Cooking from the market: vegetables, 192pp. by Murdoch Books test kitchen Murdoch Books Australian Millers Point NSW, 2009 Cooking on page 32 We love vegetables and I try to cook seasonally whenever possible. So this seemed the perfect book to … Continue reading

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