Roast chicken dinner

See, I told you (as I wrote the post about the fried rice) that Jac was making roast chicken for dinner. She seasoned the chook with lemon pepper and made stuffing with garlic and onions. To go with the chook, she roasted potatoes, sweet potatoes, carrots and whole onions, and steamed some cabbage. I poured […]

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Birthday Lunch – Part II – The Sweet

I realised I haven’t got any posts in the sweet category, so I decided to be tricky and post this separately. My sister-in-law made the birthday cake. The icing is coffee-flavoured, with chocolate shavings. Here’s a closer look at the cake. And of course, the cake with candles: A satisfyingly lovely thick layer of coffee […]

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Birthday Lunch – Part I – The Savoury

We celebrated my brother and youngest sister’s birthdays today with lunch at my parents’ house. The main course, made by Mum and the birthday girl, was a dish called “Sunday Dolmades”. It consists of “forcemeat” (fancy name for meatballs made with mince and finely chopped mushrooms), wrapped in bacon and baked in…

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Yet another incarnation of fried rice

Last night, Jac planned to cook roast chicken and vegetables, but I was really craving fried rice. This version had SPAM, champignons, green beans, chicken mince, onion and garlic (both slivered and chopped, of course). It was flavoured with cracked black pepper, light soy and dark soy sauce, and finished off with a couple of […]

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One of my secret interests

Oh yes… and yesterday I bought The Six Wives of Henry VIII by Alison Weir from Elizabeth’s. I’ve always been intrigued by the history of the British monarchs, especially during the times when beheading and other gory forms of execution were used. The story of the House of Tudor, Henry VIII and Elizabeth I are […]

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I love a pie for breakfast

I love eating a pie for breakfast. Especially a pie fresh from a real bakery. Whenever we go away, I always make sure I familiarise myself with the local bakery of whatever town we’re staying at. I highly recommend the Miami Bakehouse at Mandurah, and the bakery at Ledge Point (town next to Lancelin). I […]

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Savory Chicken

I forgot to tell you about this yummy chicken dish we had for dinner earlier this week. It’s from a book called The Fine Art of Chinese Cooking, by Dr. Lee Su Jan, published by Gramercy Publishing Company, New York (no date of publication). We found it at a swapmeet some time ago. From the […]

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Dinner and then some trickiness

This evening I met Jac at her work. We had a nice walk and got dinner. She opted for a mixed sushi plate. Starting from the yellow one, moving clockwise: omelette, tuna, vegetarian, california roll, caviar, octopus, eel, prawn, salmon x 4. In the centre, a wee cat poo-style piping of wasabi. This came with […]

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New pc case

Now that the date has been set for Computer Building Day (the public holiday coming up on the 26th September – my brother and I are both very busy people!), I’ve ordered one more part for the computer – a new case! After much um-ing and ah-ing and lots of research (I stole some time […]

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Lunch with the girls

We all ordered the same! See, triplet lunches: We all had the grilled snapper fillet with chargrilled courgette, served on seeded mustard mashed potato. The ring of yellow and black that you can see is olive oil with drops of (apparently) a balsamic vinegar reduction (hoity toity!) that was very sweet and syrupy (reminded me […]

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