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 est
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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 cam
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Salt Crusted Potatoes with Smoky Paprika Butter

Our stuff that was shipped from Singapore was delivered on Friday. Yay! This means we now have everything that we own under one roof for the first time in over a year. Let me tell you, it feels damn good. In related news, I spent most of Sunday unsuc
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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
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Pork Buns (Gua Bao) with Crispy Pork Belly and Cucumber Pickle

Hello! Last week was full on, so I’m glad I took the week off from blogging. We now have a car, have been approved for a rental property and I’m making good progress on getting a job. Posts will still be a bit sporadic over the next few w
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Simple Vegetable Sides – Eggplant Stacks with Mozzarella

This will be the last recipe in my simple vegetable sides series. You can see all of the recipes in this series here. I first made these eggplant stacks a few years ago for Key as part of a birthday meal for him and he loved them. At the time, I serv
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DFM’s Spice Rub for Ribs, Meat and Salmon

I’ve mentioned DFM before. He is our Canberran friend that cooks a mean spit roast. His latest accomplishment is cooking his first suckling pig, which unfortunately we missed out on. Never fear, we shall cajole him to cook another one once we are set
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Simple Vegetable Sides – Roast Pumpkin with Chilli, Feta and Mint

I’d say that so far in my simple vegetable side series, this is one of the simplest recipes but also my favourite. Roast pumpkin with chilli, feta and mint just works so well. The chilli adds a little warmth to the sweet pumpkin, the feta is a
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Simple Vegetable Sides – Roasted Brussels Sprouts Two Ways

When I was in primary school, I had a friend that used to say she was allergic to liquorice. I remember mum suggesting to my naïve self that perhaps she wasn’t allergic, it was just that she really disliked it. But I was adamant. No mum, she sa
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