In My Kitchen – August

I missed out last month due to being disorganised, but after spending most of last weekend catching up on important blog business, I have been able to make sure I have an In My Kitchen post to contribute this month. If you would like to join in the monthly tour of ‘In My Kitchen
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Coconut Prawns with Kaffir Lime Mayonnaise

The first time I had coconut prawns was at one of those premium cinema sessions. You know, the ones where you pay a surcharge to eat your food in the dark, while trying to watch a movie? Ok, so they aren’t that bad, but I do have trouble seeing what I’m eating in the dark
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Umami Eggplant with Black Sesame Rice Crackers

I really like the restaurant Soju Girl in Canberra. I go on about this a lot, so this is not new information to long time readers. We celebrated my sister’s birthday there in June and we had an amazing sweet and sour, umami eggplant dish that was served on a share platter with a
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Chocolate, Orange and Hazelnut Loaf

Sorry to those that have seen this post before. I have had to re-post it as it disappeared after some work done on the blog this week :) Things That Taryn Does Not Do Since Going Back to Work Full Time: Spend all day every day planning, cooking, social-networking, photographing and bl
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Tamarind Chutney

In Singapore, when you buy frozen pre-made Indian pastries like samosas or parathas, you get a little packet of frozen tamarind chutney too. It’s not something that I’d ever tried before living in Singapore, but it is a delicious sweet and sour condiment that is kind of like an Indian
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Professional Oven Cleaning by OvenU

What is your most hated household chore? I’m not going to lie, I dislike a lot of them, but my most hated is cleaning the oven. Ugh…how bad is cleaning the oven? When we moved into our new rental place, the oven was gross. It was so bad, the real estate agent actually apologised for t
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Snow at Corin Forest, Canberra

This morning, Key and I went for a drive to see the snow at Corin Forest. Canberra (and indeed a lot of the South East coast of Australia) has had some very cold weather this past week so I was not surprised when I heard that it had been snowing at Corin Forest. Despite living in Canb
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Lemon Thyme Infused Buttermilk Panna Cotta with Pine Nut, Olive Oil and Lemon Crumb

How good is that feeling when you think to yourself ‘damn, this is good’ when you eat something that you’ve made. I try to be humble when it comes to my cooking (after all, you can only rave so much about making snags for dinner hehe) but I also think it’s important to be proud when y
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Avocado Toast with Dukkah and Persian Feta

Key and I haven’t been eating out much lately (blame having only one income for a while there) but on the rare occasion when we have been out somewhere for brunch or breakfast, I’ve noticed a lot of avocado and dukkah toast combinations on menus. It’s not a combo that I’d thought of b
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