Category Archives: Recipe

Roast Wonga Pigeon

The Wonga Pigeon is a large ground dwelling native Australian pigeon with a delicious fat breast and the most annoying call imagineable. It repetitively coos for hours on end and when flushed takes off with loud wing claps. They are … Continue reading

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Tofu Steak with Wild Mushroom Ragout

My carnivorous friend Bob Hart will never forgive me for this, but there are times when I would prefer to chow down on the bean rather than the bovine, mind you in our household it is mostly the latter. The … Continue reading

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White Anchovy, Cannellini Bean, fennel and Preserved Lemon Salad

Looking for something to do with my preserved lemons, which have been nicely maturing under the stairs, I made the following salad, a variation on the traditional spanish fennel and preserved lemon salad Recipe: White Anchovy, Cannellini Bean, Fennel and … Continue reading

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Red Pepper, Tomato and Chilli Salad Recipe

This salad shows off the essence of the capsicum, combining roasted red peppers,  chill and paprika with juicy ripe summer tomatoes. Recipe: Red Pepper Tomato and Chilli Salad Summary: This salad shows off the essence of the capsicum, combining roasted … Continue reading

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Sating the Umami craving

The summer rolls on. The house tank is now under a third full, we haven’t had any rain in Jamieson since before Christmas. The sun has burned the grass to a straw colour. The temperature has been sitting in the … Continue reading

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Overloaded Lemon Tree? – Preserve some!

“I fear you’ll find that love is like the lovely lemon tree.” Peter Paul and Mary. The lemon tree in the front of my garden has been nurtured for ten years. For the first few winters I lovingly covered it … Continue reading

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Escapade Calamari Penne Recipe

Recipe: Escapade Lemon Calamari penne Summary: An easy citrus seafood pasta Ingredients 1 packet penne pasta 1 large squid, cleaned, scored and chopped into oblong pieces. 4 cloves garlic rough chopped juice of three lemons zest of one of the … Continue reading

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Day Four 07/01/12

The day starts lazy, an extended sleep in ends with fresh meusli, yoghurt and stewed fruit at around 10.00. We are not going anywhere today as a stiff northerly is still blowing down the coast. Robert has a bottle of … Continue reading

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Day Two 05/01/12

Escapade happily swung all night on her anchor in winds that gusted to 25 knots, and we awoke to a pair of sea eagles gliding above the trees and a breakfast of Daci Sourdough with French strawberry jam and fresh … Continue reading

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The Sexiest Fruit Alive

My fig tree is covered in a white net that looks like the terylene curtains still favoured as lavatory windows by the caravanning set. Without the net any fruit would have long since been devoured by the ever present hordes … Continue reading

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