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Date log – great with stinky cheese

One of the best dates I have ever been on... Have you ever bought one of those log thingys that you have with cheese - you know the ones, with walnuts in it and all that. Well I have, and as a lover of cheese those purchases have been quite frequent. But never have I thought I'll have a go, until I was thumbing through a Donna Hay magazine and hey presto there was that very one with figs and walnuts. Can't copy that, so what to do, what to do... Righto - one day, not as Jay-Z would be in ...

La Barca Beans

La Barca Beans I ate the dish alongside the best steak I think I have EVER had. This experience was at La Barca restaurant. Off home I ran to recreate, replicate and the outcome is as follows, my version of La Barca Beans. La Barca Beans can be consumed at this a beautiful hidden away restaurant, La Barca Ristoranti, that serves huge chargrilled steaks, with hot stones for you to cook further if your preference is more well done. And accompanying that monster steak is this dish of white ...

Gazpacho Soup

Gazpacho Soup I saw a very interesting recipe for a Gazpacho Soup and thought how can I make this an Asian version. This is the outcome. I think you will like this. The big surprise is the very first ingredient. I tell you though it really does bloody work! This is a delicious soup recipe. This is my version of Gazpacho Soup. Mine comes with strawberries. This will serve about 4-6: 2-3, 250g punnets of strawberries; 1 finely chopped garlic clove; 3 finely chopped medium ...

Added bonus from the Pho is Flank – no it is not rhyming slang…

Flank! Hmmm, sounds interesting. No it’s not rhyming slang, so what could it be! Well to start you need to have made my Pho Bo to enjoy this one, so please refer to the previous posts on the blog for that. I have to admit this was a complete surprise outcome from the creation of my Pho Bo - I then got to use it as an impromptu beginning for a dinner party, as the guest started to chew finger nails - yes they were getting hungry. Good job I realised this dish. Flank with dip. You ...