Monthly Archives: November 2012

Risi Bisi

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Risi-Bisi

A Venetian recipe from Roberta which I tried out on the family last night. No one left the table hungry! Ingredients 2 cups of Basmati rice water, 2 1/2 cups of water to 1 cup of rice 1 onion, peeled … Continue reading

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Corn, Pumpkin and Bean Relish

Our friends Laureen and Peat live on a vinka in Spain. Peat loves to make preserves and sent me this recipe. Use pumpkin or a hard skinned squash such as butternut. All have golden flesh but pumpkin tends to be … Continue reading

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Italian Bread Soup

My husband, Tony, gleaned this recipe for me on his last trip to Sydney. He must have bribed the chef for it. Ingredients 1 1/2 loaves of crustless, day old Italian bread, cut in 1/2 inch 2 cms cubes 1 … Continue reading

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Oriental Pilav

The recipe was given to me by Roberta. Ingredients. 1 cups basmati rice 5 cups of water or vegetable stock 2 onions, peeled and chopped 1 Tblsp olive oil 100g 4 ozs almond sticks 200 gms 8 ozs currants 1 … Continue reading

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Jerusalem Artichokes, Potatoes and Peas

Another of Roberta’s recipes. Ingredients 3 medium artichokes, peeled and diced 3 medium potatoes, peeled and diced 3 cloves of garlic, peeled and sliced 2 Tblps olive oil vegetable stock to cover 8 ozs 225 gms baby peas 2 leaves … Continue reading

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Mejadra, caramelised onions.

I have been asked if I forgot the sugar for the caramelised onions? No. There is no sugar added. Red onions are sweet onions. As they cook and loose moisture their own sugar content caramelises. Variations. Instead of caramelised onions … Continue reading

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