Category Archives: Light meal

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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Marinated cucumbers

The Russian heritage cookbook, 320pp. by Lynn Visson The Overlook Press, New York, 2004 Cooking on page 32 Lynn Vission grew up in New York surrounded by Russian food and culture. Her mother is from St Petersburg and her father … Continue reading

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Black forest mussels with mushrooms and brandy

The great mussel and clam cookbook, 128pp. by various contributors New Holland, Publishers, Sydney, 2002 Cooking on pages 32–33 Seafood was an uncommon ingredient in meals when I was growing up. It was the 1950s and transporting fresh seafood to … Continue reading

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Peppered chicken

The complete stir-fry cookbook, 256pp. edited by Jane Price, Family Circle Kitchens Murdoch Books, Sydney, 2000 Cooking on page 132 This book is used regularly in my house. I bought it when it first came out and it’s been a … Continue reading

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Orecchiette with tomato, corn and bacon

Pasta rustica, 144pp. by Loukie Werle Pennypig, Double Bay, NSW, 2012 Cooking on page 32 We’ve just had Ralph, a 15-year-old French exchange student, staying with us for the three months before we headed to India. It was a complete pleasure … Continue reading

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Oven roasted tomato, broad bean and asparagus salad

Simply heaven, 166pp. by Kraft Kitchens Kraft Foods Limited, South Wharf Victoria, Australia, 2009 Cooking on pages 32–33 Here’s another cookbook that friends, Ginny and Tim, gave me before they moved to Queensland. Their ‘gift’ was offered on the proviso … Continue reading

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Slow-roasted tomatoes on toasted sourdough with goat’s cheese

Relish mama, 260pp. by Nellie Kerrison Nellie Kerrison, Melbourne, 2014 Cooking on pages 32–33 For someone who cooks as much as I do, you’d think I’d have heard of Nellie Kerrison before now. Turns out Kerrison is a highly regarded … Continue reading

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