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Chez KP goes Russian

by Dani

Welcome to Europe! Yes we did discuss that Russia is in both Europe and Asia but we cooked European Russian food. On the first day of term with swimming lessons fter school. What was I thinking? Fortunately, I had selected a salad which meant it could be done between work and school pickup, ready for […]

Chez KP goes Vietnamese

by Dani

Ahh Vietnamese food. It never fails to delight. Never. Every dish was hungrily gobbled and loudly praised this evening. The soup was magical. My love for pho is not unknown but I simply did not have the time to make the stock. I’ve found my quick substitute soup. The beef and Vietnamese coriander soup is […]

Chez KP goes Thai

by Dani

After a night out of the kitchen last night, today we resumed our world tour. Tonight’s top, Thailand. First Born has identified it on the map, read a book about it, drawn the flag and listed similarities between Japan and Thailand. I hope he always loves learning this much. And in such a self directed […]

Chez KP goes Japanese

by Dani

Warning: International food challenges may cause regular blogging.* First Born has embraced this project with a passion. We went to the library today and he borrowed books on Japan, Thailand, Vietnam, France, Russia and Germany. Today he read his book on Japan, located Japan in his Atlas and drew the Japanese flag. Things like this […]

Grilled Trout & Steamed Vegetable Salad

by Dani

    The end of spring in Melbourne has been scorchingly hot. Which I am absolutely relishing. I love both the warmth and the complete transformation of our meals into the wonderful world of salads. We’ve had this one twice since I first threw it together a week ago, the second time with the addition of some […]

    A Simple Summer Salad

    by Dani

    The hot days have hit early this year and I’ve not yet adjusted my fruit and vegetable buying habits. While I am buying what is seasonal, the ratio of vegetables I prefer cooked to vegetables I prefer raw is where some adjustment is needed. The bright side of this is some inventiveness in the salad […]

    Simple, cheap and delicious

    by Dani

    Sometimes, the simplest of meals receives the highest accolades. Tonight was one of those nights. Some simple little prawn and potato patties made from $3 of prawns and 3 potatoes with a simple lemon chive sauce and a mound of steamed vegetables. The family feed for just under $6 and the plates licked clean. There […]

    Capsicum, Eggplant and Zucchini Salad

    by Dani

    I’m not entirely sure that calling this a salad is the right thing to do. I will though, for want of a better idea. Salad being a concept that has been on my mind today. My original plan was to have grlic calamari and prawns with a green salad. Then I discovered shortly before dinner […]

    Panzanella – another great budget meal in a bowl

    by Dani

    There is a blood red sun setting over Melbourne this evening. The day has been smoky and the light eerie. Running this evening made me feel like an emphysema sufferer, the smoke haze is thick enough to be worrisome for those with respiratory diseases. On a more cheerful note, we had another great dish for […]

    Noodle and crab salad for a picnic…or not

    by Dani

    A lovely thing about summer in Melbourne is the amount of free music events that can be found in gorgeous park settings. Which is a lovely way to spend a Sunday evening. Particularly as a picnic the evening before your First Born starts school and work resumes for the year and routine craziness consumes your […]