Heart Of The House

Grilled Fish Collars & Citrus Dipping Sauce

When I spotted some kingfish collars recently at the market,  I was excited.  The “odd bits” of fish – the head, tail and collars – are wonderfully tasty. I love the Japanese style of preparing  fish collars which is to simply season with some salt and grill to enjoy the full flavour. I served it Read More…

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Matcha Panna Cotta

Matcha Panna Cotta

A great use of buttermilk from my weekly butter making is to make Panna Cotta.  It is one of my favourite go-to-dessert because it simple to make, not too sweet and slightly tangy.  For this recipe I am making a Matcha Panna Cotta.  Matcha is finely ground, high quality green tea.  Not only will you Read More…

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Photos on Sunday: The Art of Waiting …….

Photos on Sunday:  The Art of Waiting …….

These photos were taken during our recent trip to the Provence region, France.  Aren’t they adorable? Photo taken in the village of Lourmarin Photo taken in L’Isle-sur-la-Sorgue Photo taken in the village of Cucuron

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Crunchy Coconut Chips

Crunchy Coconut Chips

These coconut chips are so easy to make.  The ingredients are unsweetened coconut flakes and sea salt. You can spice it up with cinnamon, paprika, tumeric …… let your imagination guide you. To make this yummy snack, simply  toast the coconut flakes in the oven or in a pan over medium heat (stir frequently). Remove Read More…

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Baked Goat Curry

Baked Goat Curry

Baked Goat Curry served on basmati rice with tomato and mint raita. Recipe (Another recipe inspired by one of my favourite book Mangoes & Curry Leaves – Culinary Travels through the Great Sub-Continent) Ingredients 500 grams goat meat (cut into pieces) 1 tsp ginger, minced 1 tsp garlic, minced 1 1/2 tsp coriander powder 1/2 Read More…

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First day of spring & Father’s Day

First day of spring & Father’s Day

Over here in Australia, today marks the first day of Spring.  It is also Father’s Day and I have prepared a special lunch for Max.  Beautiful piece of grass fed bone-in rib eye steak  (600 grams) from Wooroolin Country Meats, Kingaroy. The meat was seasoned with salt and pepper, vacuum sealed and cooked using the Read More…

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Photos on Sunday – two.love.birds.

Photos on Sunday – two.love.birds.

The other morning as Max and I sat down for breakfast, the chirping of birds outside caught our attention.  These two loving rainbow lorikeets with their brilliant display of colours were perched on the bare persimmon tree, displaying their affection for each other.  Wow, what a feast for the eyes.  While the food on the Read More…

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Fish Cakes – Thai Style

Fish Cakes – Thai Style

  Thai Fish Cake and nostalgia …. It is funny how so many of our memories are tied to food.  Take these Thai fish cakes that I made this afternoon for lunch.  It brought back taste memory of the ones my Thai grandmother used to make which in my opinion are the best.  For a Read More…

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Cholesterol Myth

Concerned and confused about cholesterol?  You may want to watch this video report from CBN Lorie Johnson “Forget Cholesterol, inflammation is your enemy”.

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Happy New Year 2013

Happy New Year 2013

Here we are … at the very last moment of 2012.  As we count down to 2013, I send you all my heartfelt wishes for an even greater year filled with beautiful experiences, good health, abundance and peace. Cheers, Elsie

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