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Unsalted insulted

Who buys UNSALTED butter? (Besides stupid me, not paying attention.) It makes the taste buds lazy. That’s like decaf coffee, light beer, fat-free ice cream, vegan Four ‘N Twenty – an insult to the Universe and the natural order of things. Now, where’s my Saxa salt …

Sausages assuages

Arrive at Bunnings Warehouse, Port Melbourne, to find it’s not open until 1pm (because of Anzac Day public holiday). Angst and sorrow tho assuaged with a free sausage. Amazing how a little mustard, tomato sauce and onions can lift one’s spirits …

Corned beef air fried

Something different: corned beef not boiled but roasted in the air fryer oven. Rinsed under the tap then cooked 20 mins on high, 30 mins on low. Crusty surface, tender, moist, salty and very, very tasty. Hot or cold. Also, it doesn’t shrink like a normal roast. Bon appetit …

It’s a kofta kinda day

Did you know “kofta” comes from the Persian word for rissoles/meatballs? Or so I was told, by an ebullient Malaysian Indian chef in a restaurant overlooking the Mekong River/Tonle Sap in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Kofta is truly a global dish, and today it’s right at home here in my little flat in St Kilda. This … Continue reading It’s a kofta kinda day

Leftover lamb lunch

Like many of us, it is nicer that it looks: warm lamb and tomato “salad” with my own spearmint and peppermint leaves, real egg mayo, salt, ground pepper and a sprinkle of hot paprika. I’m happy …

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