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Burnished roast chicken with Burnt Lemon Gravy

Burnished roast chicken with Burnt Lemon Gravy

Crispy skin, succulent chicken. That's what you'll end up with by following this recipe by Matt Preston from his Cook Book. I've made it many times because it’s easy, and doesn't require many ingredients. It's not quick though. For best results, prepare the chicken...

Tagliata Steak

Tagliata Steak

Borrowed from Heston Blumenthal's recipe as demonstrated on MasterChef Australia. It's quick, easy and delicious. Make sure the pan is really hot to get that nice crust on the steak. Ingredients 2 x 300g beef sirloin (Porterhouse) steaks, such as Wagyu, at room...

Red Wine Sauces

Red Wine Sauces

Here are two of my favourite red wine sauce or jus recipes. I usually make this for steak but you can serve it with pretty much anything. Both of these can be made in advance.Red wine and shallot sauce This is from the Marco Pierre-White recipe called, "Scotch beef...

Ocean Trout Sumiso

Ocean Trout Sumiso

This delicious Japanese-inspired recipe is from Matt Preston. I takes a bit of time to prepare, so allow time for that. You may substitute salmon for ocean trout. Serves 2Cool time: allow time for the sauce to cool, and 1 hour to marinate beforehand. Ingredients 2 x...

Chinese Chicken Broth Recipe

Chinese Chicken Broth Recipe

Chinese Chicken Broth is not only delicious, it's good for you! It helps bolster your immune system. My Dad used to make this for us when we were kids, as did my grandma when were ill. So here's a recipe I've been cooking a lot recently. It's clean, tasty, and easy to...

Half a life with Rush

Half a life with Rush

My memories of how I discovered Rush, and the impact their music has had on my life. "How many musicians do you think are in the band?" I sank into the lounge chair. Headphones blocking out the world. The music filled my head as I counted the number of instruments I...

JJ Grey & Mofro – Brighter Days

JJ Grey & Mofro – Brighter Days

“It can happen to anybody: you sit still and you feel things tingling around you, everything's alive around you, and in that a smile comes on your face involuntarily, and in that I felt no opposite. It has no part of the play of good and bad or of comedy or tragedy. I...

Blade Runner 2049 review

Blade Runner 2049 review

It's been 5 years since I wrote about the Blade Runner sequel but the wait was worth it! A young blade runner's discovery of a long-buried secret leads him to track down former blade runner Rick Deckard, who's been missing for thirty years. — IMDB TL;DR —...

Superman promises to be realistic

Superman promises to be realistic

An alien infant is raised on Earth, and grows up with superhuman abilities. He sets out to use these abilities to guard his adopted world. — IMDB Ever since George Reeves donned the cape on TV, I've been a fan of Superman. In 2013, we'll see Man of Steel,...