Iron Chef Shellie

Smoked Salmon Rolls

My dear darling friend Pandy had a lovely shindig at his place to celebrate his birthday. He invited all his nearest and dearest. Hamsley and I were lucky enough to be put in such a category. I offered to bring along a dish as I have far too many recipes that need trying. Pandy did […]

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International Incident Party – Salt

So many types of salt… To most of us, salt is salt, and we think nothing more of it. It’s something we add to water when we cook pasta, we add it to add extra flavour, or it’s that thing on the table next to the pepper. There are so many different types of salt, […]

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Pasta with Spicy Chorizo & Rosemary Sauce

My lovely friend Miss A had told me on numerous occasions how delicious this super easy pasta with chorizo was. Her mum makes it for her family, and Miss A even made it a few times too, and she doesn’t tend to do a lot of cooking (which is changing, and her cookbook collection is […]

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The Cook Book Challenge – Grand Finale

I survived the cookbook challenge. 52 weeks. 52 recipes. 52 different themes. I started off so well, but then it got to “insect” week. I had a few recipes flagged, it was going to be snail scrolls, but with the combination of moving out of home, and being terrible at catching up on missed challenges, […]

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Random All Sorts

I have this tool, because of Martha Stewart. I recently saw the light, that I could set Martha’s show to record whilst I’m at work. So when it was my turn to have some TV time, I was watching her show and there was a cupcake special. They kept using an ice-cream scoop as it […]

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Eating Out: Peko Peko

A few of us, plus Vanessa and Sarah from Nuffnang headed down to Peko Peko, South Melbourne on a gorgeous sunny Saturday for lunch. Peko Peko brands it’s cuisine as modern Asian. With options of dining in, or take away, it seems to be a popular place with the locals. Jack, the owner is also […]

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Pistachio & Chicken Korma

For me, the only Indian food I would ever require is; a good butter chicken, perfectly cooked basmati rice and garlic naan. I guess I found this was so good, why bother trying anything else? I never thought any other dish lived up close to how good butter chicken was. However, Hamsley has recently voiced […]

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Product Review: Charlie’s Cookies

I had seen these cute little packaged cookies on one of my countless times to the grocery store. I nearly bought them a few times, but didn’t, as I thought I’d be a god girl and get fruit instead. But I tell you what, life is too short, and cookies must be enjoyed! My all […]

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Applesauce-Spice Cupcakes

Week 38 Theme: Spice Cookbook Used: Martha Stewart’s Cupcakes Author: Martha Stewart Expect more baking recipes on this blog… I have ALOT of butter to get through. I picked this 1.5kg slab of butter up from a trip to Costco, but haven’t done anything with it. This recipe by Martha Stewart caught my eye. Having […]

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