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Never turn your back on a Hungry Man – How my salmon got stolen

So, this post was going to be about a really easy and delicious salmon recipe but I thought I needed to do a community service and warn the Ladies of a potential threat in your homes: The Hungry Man. It is well known in my household that I’m a blogger, which means that most of the time, ANY food I make is a potential blog post. With that, comes some ground rules that are to be followed if you want to eat the food I make:

  1. Make sure that said blogger has enough space to do her mise en place as it will undoubtedly involve pictures taken in weird bodily positions. In other words, no hovering.
  2. Once said blogger has prepared the food and is ready to plate, be prepared to wait a moment before taking any food as, once again, more pictures will be taken of the finished product. In other words, be patient and wait until it is clear which serve you can take because I want to ensure there is some continuity with the pictures taken. Read more…

The Cooking Chook does Melbourne

Actually, it’s more like the Cooking Chook does Noble Park/Springvale. Happy New Year everyone! I thought maybe my first post of the year should be about what I did between the time of my last post and the start of 2013. I was on a road trip (or should I say plane trip) with my parents to visit my Dad’s brother and his family who live in Noble Park, a suburb South East of Melbourne’s CBD. This was the first time in almost two decades that I had travelled to visit my Uncle. Normally, we’d catch up when he and his family would drive over to Adelaide. Every year between Christmas and New Years Day, my folks and my Dad’s two other younger brothers and their families would travel to Melbourne to spend a few days with their youngest sibling and celebrate the New Year. This time around, I thought I would change things up a little and join in on the fun. Read more…

The Cooking Chook does Christmas – Snappy Baked Snapper

Christmas in Australia is in the middle of summer, so Christmas lunch with my partner’s family (my family doesn’t celebrate Christmas) consists of a BBQ meal and seafood. I’m a huge fan of seafood, in particular fish, so cooking a whole fish to share for Christmas really appeals to me. One of my favourite fish to eat is Snapper, which can be caught in the local waters off the South Australian coast, so I’m fortunate enough to be able to buy this fish pretty much ‘off the boat’. The best thing about cooking fish is that it requires minimal preparation, but can be so flavoursome and cooking a whole fish means you can cater for a number of people quite easily. Read more…

These are a few of my favourite things – Gusto Ristorante

As my partner and I were driving home from having dinner at a restaurant, I thought to myself that there are so many things that I consider as ‘my favourite’.  I have favourite foods, favourite places to eat, favourite items of clothing. Any category of ‘thing’ you can think of, I probably can name a “favourite”. So, why not start sharing what I consider my favourite things? If it’s good enough for Julie Andrews, it’s good enough for me *insert Sound of Music reference here*. Read more…

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