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Received these for my birthday:

together with a box of Earl Grey.

Absolutely loving the tea adventures. Brewed masala chai is my current favourite, having a pot every night before bed.
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This is actually food related as I'm making pate for the cafe again. It being Father's Day on Sunday and the first of spring today, the weather has warmed up enough for pate to be back on the menu.

So I've scaled the recipe up to 3kg of livers and remembered that you have to examine every packet carefully before tipping into the strainer. One carelessly left-in gall bladder can ruin an entire batch of pate with an appalling bitterness it is not possible to overcome. At all.


Aug. 22nd, 2010 08:31 pm
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Today I made two varieties of Oatmeal Cookies from a recipe I ran across in a book I read this weekend. So we have Cranberry/White Chocolate/Pistachio and Cranberry/White Chocolate/Macadamia. Recipe made lots, we have 3 dozen of each although they are smaller than commercial size I would guess. To spark the flavour up a bit I added the zest from a tangello to the macadamia ones and a quarter teaspoon of cardamom to the pistachio ones. And because it was a USian recipe I used my USian measuring cups and spoons, courtesy of [Bad username or site: @].


Jun. 21st, 2010 11:09 pm
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When we go to Melbourne we visit a Jewish bakery, Glick's, for their rugelach - the chocolate cinnamon type. Jewish bakeries not existing in Canberra, I'm going to have to make my own.

So, does anyone on my flist have a favourite recipe that they would be willing to share? I've looked online and there are several available but I'd like one someone recommends.

Dinner out

May. 24th, 2009 10:11 pm
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Last night we had dinner at The Punjabi Hut at Erindale (they have another place in Queanbeyan also). Us, the girls and the in-laws. Food was really nice (except that the Butter Chicken was inordinately sweet - weird) and tasty; spices nicely balanced and not over-hot for the girls. Much better than the Chalisa in Tuggeranong where John & I went a few weeks back. Looking forward to our next visit, lots on the menu tempted us. Am now inspired tostart teaching the girls some Indian recipes - they've got nori rolls down pat now - hmmm, my butter chicken and kulfi might be good places to start. Wanders off to check spice cupboard......


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