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Browsing Archive: June, 2010

Spicy Sesame Baked Chicken

Posted by denise fletcher on Monday, June 28, 2010, In : Meat 


I'd been harbouring this jar of tahini in my kitchen cupboard and had completely forgotten about it until yesterday when I opened a door and realised there was no way I was going to manage squeezing in the groceries I had just lugged home. Oh my God. It hit me anew how much of a pack rat I am. *sigh* After the cleaning "expedition" I ended up with almost one and a half grocery bags of expired goods and a sense of shame I haven't experienced in a while. All of them were promptly and sadly disc...


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Creamy Garlic Flower Soup with Ham and Cheese Croutons

Posted by denise fletcher on Thursday, June 24, 2010, In : Soups 


Are you thinking right now, "tomayto, tomahto"? You're not the only one. For years I had been buying, cooking and eating garlic flowers stir fried with prawns and tofu, scrambled with eggs or plopped into clear fish soup, innocent of the fact that in the West, this delectable vegetable was something of a delicacy.

Then, one day, I became a food blogger and I started reading about "garlic scape this" and "garlic scape that", but never, ever, was there a picture of garlic scape au naturel, alw...


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Matcha, Vanilla and Almond Sables

Posted by joseph on Tuesday, June 22, 2010, In : Sweet things 


I'm so glad today, to have my son Joseph, doing another guest post for me! We were thrilled that his maiden post was so warmly received and when his Father's Day treat turned out so well, we thought we should share it with all of you. I hope all you lovely dads out there had a wonderful time with your families too, on Sunday. Now, without further delay, I give you Joseph!


Hi everyone. My name is Joseph and I’m 12.  This is my second guest post for mum and this time I’ll be doing somethi...


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Easy Peasy Kinda 'Cheesy'

Posted by denise fletcher on Thursday, June 17, 2010, In : Salads, Vegetables and Meatless 


Sometimes you just want it easy. That was the mood dictating yesterday's lunch.

Now, I don't usually give peas a chance. Really....did you think I would resist? They're round, tiny and have this tendency to roll around the plate, adroitly and annoyingly giving the tines of your fork the slip each and every time; the Frank Abagnale of vegetables. I know, I know...you're supposed to squish them against said tines then lift them to your mouth, but, I don't mix eating and exercising. I've been ...


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Oreo and Yoghurt Baby Cheesecakes

Posted by denise fletcher on Monday, June 14, 2010, In : Sweet things 


My son and hopefully, protege, Joseph, turned 12 two days ago and he requested his all time favourite dessert, Oreo cheesecake, like he's done every year, since he could speak.

I usually make a single large 23 cm (9 in) cheesecake. It's big, beautiful, and such a temptation, though I don't favour it above all other desserts, that I often will skip at least one  meal when I know cheesecake is coming to dinner ;) Then, I wantonly have three servings of it! For shame, for shame, except, I'm to...


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Shakshouka

Posted by denise fletcher on Thursday, June 10, 2010, In : Meat 


The last week has been just a little bit more hectic than usual, with me wrapping up my very first month-long food challenge, which by all accounts was a resounding success (Yaaay!!! Thanks again all 26 of you and especially Lazaro for making it such a blast!) all my boys being home together, as school holidays are on, hubby working late most days and dragging his exhausted self home well after dinner, almost every night....on top of the usual demands and commitments...yada, yada, yada! Meals...


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Quickies Avocado and Feta Challenge Entry Line Up and..... Winner!!!

Posted by denise fletcher on Tuesday, June 8, 2010, In : Giveaways 


The challenge, for those who may not have been following developments here, was to create a course using the two feature ingredients, avocado and feta cheese, with any number of additional ingredients, if so desired. Two prizes were up for grabs, a copy of my book ...



... and a guest blogger spot at the stellar Lazaro Cooks! After a month of receiving entries, I'm almost bursting to announce the winner, but first, we would like to say a huge "Thank You" to all our fabulous participants for...


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Quickies Challenge Closing

Posted by denise fletcher on Tuesday, June 8, 2010, In : Giveaways 


Nancy, Lazaro and I wish to thank each of the 26 participants of the Quickie Challenge for taking time out of their busy schedules to create and send in their entries. You've all added colour, flavour and spark to what could have easily been a non-event. Thank you for not letting that happen!

The contest is now officially closed and we will no longer be accepting entries.

The three of us will now review each entry and deliberate over the winner.

The entry line up and result will be poste...


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Quickies Challenge : Final Call and Participant List

Posted by denise fletcher on Sunday, June 6, 2010,


Hope you're all having a great Sunday Morning! It's past noon here and I'm still enjoying my first cup o' joe for the day. That's exactly what Sunday mornings are all about, or at least, should be ;) I am so very pleased to have received entries for the Quickies Morning, Noon and Night, Avocado and Feta Cooking Challenge, from the following bloggers. If you have already sent in an entry but don't see your name listed below, please resend me the link to your entry at quickiesonthedinnertable@g...


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Indonesian Bean Sprout and Potato Fritters (Bakwan) and A New Article at Blogcritics

Posted by denise fletcher on Thursday, June 3, 2010, In : Salads, Vegetables and Meatless 


QUICKIE CHALLENGE
UPDATE :  I'm pleased to announce that we've now received  14  very interesting entries! Thank you very much. Keep them coming guys and remember to send them in by June 7 2010  - we're looking forward to shouting out the winner and showcasing a fantastic line up of entries on June 8 2010  !! What's your motivation? Not one, but TWO fabulous prizes - a gorgeous cookbook (take a detailed peek here) and a guest blogger spot on the fabulous blog Lazaro Cooks! And now on to the d...


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