Mushroom Bruschetta with Mushrooms Two Ways, Lemon and Mint Ricotta and Smashed Peas

This is a total copycat recipe. As the saying goes though, imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. This dish is modelled on a mushroom bruschetta on the breakfast menu at Ricardo’s Cafe. Their website and location details can be found here. Mrs. No Vowels and I are long time Rica
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The Wooden Spoons is now on Instagram and Pinterest

Hi all *waves* just a really quick post today, to let you know that you can now find me on Instagram and Pinterest. I don’t really know how to use either of them yet, but I’m sure I’ll get the hang of it quickly :) I’d love it if you head on over to follow me,
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Confit Fennel Using the Slow Cooker

Can you confit using a slow cooker? Is that a thing? I wanted to confit some fennel and the other day and I was wondering if I could use the slow cooker to do it. I did a quick google (as one does) but there is not a lot of information on using slow cookers to confit. Confit is a Fren
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Brown Rice Bowl with Teriyaki Ocean Trout and Asazuke (Japanese Pickle)

I never used to be that into rice. We’d have it occasionally if the main part of the meal called for it, but I’d rarely base a meal around it. Singapore definitely changed that, now rice is just as comforting and delicious to me as a bowl of pasta is. This brown rice bowl was inspired
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Asian Grocers in Canberra and A Mini Haul (Part 1)

Today, I’ve got a little mini haul to show you. These are some purchases that I made on a mini-tour of a few Asian grocers in Canberra. I was inspired to take a look at some Asian grocers because I wanted to see if I could find some kaya. It’s ok everyone, relax, I know you were deepl
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Apricot and Peanut Butter Balls

I’ve been having one or two of these Apricot and Peanut Butter Balls as a little afternoon snack lately. I consider them to be fairly healthy, yes they have sugar in them from the dried apricots but I used organic, sulphate free apricots and the natural peanut butter, seeds and coconu
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Ajvar – Roasted Capsicum Relish

Key absolutely loves ajvar, but he can never remember how to pronounce it. I dutifully remind him every time that it is aj-var. Well…let me tell you that I have no problems admitting when I am wrong. Especially seeing as only a few weeks ago I wrote about some commonly mis-prono
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Recent Eats

I’ve been a bad food blogger. I didn’t cook recipes for the blog last week as I had planned to. In my defence, I did create some new recipes (and made some yummy dinners) but we were staying at mum and dad’s and while they have a lovely kitchen, it was overcast a few days and the ligh
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Singapore Condo Tour

Now that we are back in Canberra, it may seem a strange time to give you a tour of our Singaporean condo. I found these photos though and thought you might like to have a squiz, especially at the kitchen where, so far, all of the recipes on this blog have been cooked. Now before I sta
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