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The only time to eat diet food is while you’re waiting for the steak to cook. —Julia Child

Study and chocolate, a chicken and the egg question…

I’m on a roll with my studies, feel great about this assignment, although I must confess I have 6 different blocks of chocolate open on the coffee table. No, that’s a lie, two blocks are the same and only one … Continue reading

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The unreliable ‘post’ess!

Will be back to catch up on cooking and other disasters once her assignment is finished! In the mean time I’ll leave you with the brilliant success of the lunch I’m eating now… … I’ve seen Italian chefs on television cook … Continue reading

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Hip Hip Hooray!

Success! After 4 and 1/2 hours of stirring, piping, whisking, heating, sticking and swirling we created a birthday Croquembouche! It felt a bit like cheating but the recipe for the Choux pastry had us put it in a food processor … Continue reading

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Climbing the Croquembouche

Today I am going to attempt the Croquembouche! Armed with ‘Auntie Doreen’s’ tried and trusted Choux pastry recipe, the instructions from the first season of Masterchef Australia, Nanna’s kitchen (and of course Nanna on standby) I plan to make a miniature Croquembouche … Continue reading

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Impatient meats!

It is no surprise that Sunday night didn’t quite go as planned, things rarely do when you plan so much with so little consideration for time. The writing workshop was very good, I found it most amusing that much of … Continue reading

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