Recipes

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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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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Rhubarb Jam with Vanilla and How to Sterilise Jars

I love making jam. If there was a song about making jam, then that song would be my jam ?! Jam jam jam jam. Sorry, that was weird. I made this rhubarb jam with vanilla a few weeks ago now. I gave some of it away and I have some stashed in our pantry. I feel like such a Suzy Homemaker
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Coconut Porridge with Passionfruit, Banana and Gula Melaka Coconut Syrup – My Kitchen Collections

I kinda left you hanging there on my last My Kitchen Collections post – sorry about that! I do have one more kitchen collection to show you though and I’ve possibly left the best to last – it is my wooden spoon collection. My other kitchen collections posts are here if you would like
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Bacon Wrapped Chicken Rissoles with Baby Spinach and Red Grape Salad – A Post from Key

Key had a day off on Friday and he messaged me while I was at work to say that he had cooked and photographed something for the blog. I was damn excited! Now that I’m working full time again, I’m finding it hard to keep up with posting on here (boo) so it’s a massive
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Lentil Salad with Roasted Beetroot and Labne

This is my 200th post! 1…2…woop woop <– bonus points if you can tell me the second reason why this link relevant ;) I went back to (temporary) full time work last week. I forgot how exhausting and mind-consuming working is. I came home each night and just about we
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