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recipe:  peperonata
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recipe: peperonata

With the weather warming up and the days becoming longer, it’s time to fire up the barbeque. Rather than serve bottled sauces and relishes alongside your grilled meat or fish, try this Italian dish of sautéed capsicums. It’s simple, delicious and can be made ahead of time, scoring all the ticks for successful entertaining. Peperonata…

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Recipe: Roasted Ratatouille

Make the most of the late autumn vegetables with this classic French dish that is made even more delicious through the roasting process. Ratatouille is a wonderful accompaniment to grilled chicken, meat or fish and is also superb served on its own. To partially prepare this dish in advance, omit the salt at step 2,…

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recipe: parmesan and parsley pea mash

This simple but tasty accompaniment goes with just about anything. Frozen peas are one of the few exceptions to “fresh is best” and are a great staple to have on hand. Whilst podding peas I’m sure is very therapeutic, this blog is about making entertaining easy and shortcuts like this are the way to go…

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recipe: lemon dill tomatoes

My cherry tomatoes plants are bearing an abundance of fruit currently, and I am always looking for different and interesting ways to use them when the crop yield is at its peak. This recipe was created about this time last year and it is really great way to use an excess of cherry or grape tomatoes.

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vinaigrette

Summer is almost here, and there’s nothing like a fresh salad to accompany your meal. Rather than dressing your salads with bought salad dressings, why not make your own? Vinaigrette (pronounced vin-eh-GRETTE) is dead simple to make and tastes a million times better than bottled French Dressings found on supermarket shelves. The basic formula is…

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