Curry laksa with Charlene

My friend Charlene came over for laksa dinner a few weeks ago. Jac made curry laksa with chicken, prawns, fish cake, tofu, bean sprouts, rice noodles and egg noodles. She used Chilliz brand curry laksa paste. When Charlene and I walked in (she picked me up from work that day and drove us home), Jac […]

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Toast, East Perth

This review is unusual because it includes not one, but two visits within the space of a week! Yes – I like this place that much! The first visit I met my friend Chad at Toast for an early breakfast before work. We’d both heard great things about the place and were keen to experience […]

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Bangers and mash (with extra bits)

We had bangers and mash for dinner recently. I’ve mentioned before that when Jac cooks bangers and mash it’s always more than sausages and mashed potato. The bangers were plump pork sausages, served with fried onions and mushrooms, the last of Juji’s homegrown portabello mushrooms. We had garlic mashed potato and steamed green bea…

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The Food Pornographer is changing web hosts

I’ll be changing web hosts very soon. For the past almost-five years I’ve been on shared hosting. Until recently, the service from my current web host has been very good – I wouldn’t have stayed with them for so long otherwise. It took me a while to realise, but as this blog continues to grow, […]

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Beerenberg Farm Taka Tala chicken casserole

Jac made a delicious casserole for dinner recently. It’s called Taka Tala casserole, made using Beerenberg Farm Taka Tala sauce and marinade. The casserole can be made with chicken, pork or beef – Jac used chicken. The casserole also has potatoes and tinned tomatoes in it. The tomatoes plus the sauce combine to give it […]

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My new study furniture and the cats

I mentioned recently that my new study/office furniture was being delivered after a 6-week wait. Here’s a sneak peek into where I spend most of my time at home and do most of my writing/blogging. A few of you have been asking how the cats are – they are very well, thank you! They’re featured […]

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Dinner – turkey chili and rice

My friend JetGirl who lives in Texas sent us a Carroll Shelby Chili Kit. On a recent cold evening, a bowl of chili and rice was perfect for dinner. Jac used turkey mince to make the chili. It was another delicious bowl and spoon meal. Since I am a chilli wuss, she made it mild. […]

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Poffertjes Yum premium Dutch pancake mix

I made poffertjes (mini Dutch pancakes) for the first time last year just before Christmas and then cooked up another batch for our family brunch on Boxing Day. On those occasions, I used Koopmans poffertjes mix, which is made the Netherlands. After I published those posts, an Australian company called Poffertjes Yum got in touch […]

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Dinner – wholegrain mustard pork with oven-baked vegetables

Jac marinated pork fillet with wholegrain mustard, honey and Worcestershire sauce and seasoned it with garlic salt. She cooked the pork in the oven for 40 minutes and rested it for 10 minutes before carving it into nice thick slices.* She served the pork with baked potatoes, carrots and radish, as well as red cabbage […]

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