Monthly Archives: March 2008

Pasta / Recipes

I thought I had made enough of this for leftovers but it didn’t last long! Serves two or three. Ingredients 4 rashers of bacon, diced 3 cloves garlic 1/2 cup thickened cream 2 egg yolks 2 whole eggs 1 cup parmesan, grated pasta of your choice Directions Whisk together eggs and cream. While the pasta is cooking, cook the bacon with a little oil until brown and then add the garlic and cook for a further few minutes. When the pasta is cooked, add to the pan with the bacon and pour over cream mixture and half of the cheese. ...

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Recipes / Seafood

This recipe can be on the table in 15-20 minutes and is really delicious. Enjoy! Serves 2. Ingredients 1/3 cup red wine 3/4 cup beef stock 1 400g can brown lentils 1/2 tsp dried tarragon 1 red onion, halved, sliced thinly 1/4 cup sour cream 1 tbs horseradish cream 2 pieces fresh salmon big handful of baby spinach leaves per person Directions Pour the red wine and beef stock into a saucepan and simmer for about 10 minutes, until reduced by half. Add the lentils, onion and tarragon and cook for another 5 minutes, until lentils are warmed and onion...

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Desserts / Recipes

I made this with pears, but you could substitute apples or even quinces if you are feeling game! Ingredients 150g macadamias 125g butter 150g sugar zest of half a lime 2 tbs self raising flour 1 egg 1 tbs butter 1 tbs honey zest of half a lime 2 tbs macadamias 2 pears (cut into 3 thick slices each, top to bottom) Directions Preheat the oven to 180C and line a long flan tin with foil (or baking paper). From the first group of ingredients, blitz 150g of the macadamias in a whizzer until it resembles chunky bread crumbs. Pour...

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Recipes / Side Dishes

Mum and I have a microwave rice cooker and we always seem to lose the rice to water ratios. Probably won’t be much use to anyone else, but we need to store the recipe somewhere! 1 cup rice – 1 1/2 cups water – 9-11 minutes 2 cups rice – 3 cups water – 13-15 minutes 3 cups rice – 4 1/4 cups water – 15-18 minutes 4 cups rice – 5 1/4 cups water – 18-20 minutes