Pink Lady apples

hating on the supermarket

Years ago I started following the blog of writer Rohan Anderson called; Whole Larder Love. He initially started as a passionate sea-change cook. Loving home made, home sourced produce. As the years have passed he has appeared to continue to

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Pink Lady apples

hating on the supermarket

Years ago I started following the blog of writer Rohan Anderson called; Whole Larder Love. He initially started as a passionate sea-change cook. Loving home made, home sourced produce. As the years have passed he has appeared to continue to

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will write for exposure

a change at johnsons kitchen

  The few readers of johnsons kitchen would have noticed a marked lack of new content. For that, I’m sorry. Blogging has so far been a remarkably unrewarding experience. The writing I love, I will always write regardless of who

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will write for exposure

a change at johnsons kitchen

  The few readers of johnsons kitchen would have noticed a marked lack of new content. For that, I’m sorry. Blogging has so far been a remarkably unrewarding experience. The writing I love, I will always write regardless of who

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Backlava cigars stuffed with pistachio and chocolate

Terre (Mornington)

The Johnson’s followed a black Porsche up the drive to Dromana Estate and its restaurant companion, Terre. They parked their white Camry beside it and watched Mr and Mrs Hartbury get out in their cashmere scarves, his boat shoes, her Prada

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Backlava cigars stuffed with pistachio and chocolate

Terre (Mornington)

The Johnson’s followed a black Porsche up the drive to Dromana Estate and its restaurant companion, Terre. They parked their white Camry beside it and watched Mr and Mrs Hartbury get out in their cashmere scarves, his boat shoes, her Prada

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Canned tuna fish sandwich

Its hard to think that it was over a year ago that the wife and I were sunning ourselves in Koh Samui on what has ended up being our final holiday before adding a rugrat to the family. 3 months

Canned tuna fish sandwich

Its hard to think that it was over a year ago that the wife and I were sunning ourselves in Koh Samui on what has ended up being our final holiday before adding a rugrat to the family. 3 months

Eggs Benedict

Hammer & Tong 412 (Fitzroy)

Like most cooks, I grow obsessions with frightful regularity. I discovered the incredible flavour of freshly ground coriander seed (over the store bought pre-ground stuff) and almost every meal involved a sprinkle or heavy coating of the stuff. Green beans

Eggs Benedict

Hammer & Tong 412 (Fitzroy)

Like most cooks, I grow obsessions with frightful regularity. I discovered the incredible flavour of freshly ground coriander seed (over the store bought pre-ground stuff) and almost every meal involved a sprinkle or heavy coating of the stuff. Green beans

ALMOST emptied the plate...

Osso Bucco

Suddenly, its like its winter. After the record stretch of days over 30 degrees celsius, all of a sudden we have single figure lows, the heater is on, as are the scarves and beanies. The cooler weather brings a warmth to

ALMOST emptied the plate...

Osso Bucco

Suddenly, its like its winter. After the record stretch of days over 30 degrees celsius, all of a sudden we have single figure lows, the heater is on, as are the scarves and beanies. The cooler weather brings a warmth to

Penne bolognaise

Spaghetti Bolognaise

My uncle and aunt came to visit our new place on the weekend. That’s the Italian uncle. Not that could you could tell. I don’t get to see him as often as I would like, but hopefully with having moved

Penne bolognaise

Spaghetti Bolognaise

My uncle and aunt came to visit our new place on the weekend. That’s the Italian uncle. Not that could you could tell. I don’t get to see him as often as I would like, but hopefully with having moved

Finished passata

Passata day

It seems that all traditions have to start one day. Some Italian families have been making passata every summer for years, mates talk of hanging salami during winter. Despite my Italian background (somewhat diluted Italian heritage) I have never been

Finished passata

Passata day

It seems that all traditions have to start one day. Some Italian families have been making passata every summer for years, mates talk of hanging salami during winter. Despite my Italian background (somewhat diluted Italian heritage) I have never been

Ah... Pizza

Cantina Centrale (Mont Albert)

So we’ve packed up the kitchen, out of our much loved North Melbourne, into the leafy suburb of Mont Albert. Gone are the Friday night parties, vomit left on our doorstep. No more construction noise early Saturday morning, incessent whistling of

Ah... Pizza

Cantina Centrale (Mont Albert)

So we’ve packed up the kitchen, out of our much loved North Melbourne, into the leafy suburb of Mont Albert. Gone are the Friday night parties, vomit left on our doorstep. No more construction noise early Saturday morning, incessent whistling of

Delicious sausages

Home made sausages

I’ve been spending a fair bit of time researching all things homemade. I love the idea of being self-sustainable, of growing my own produce. Meat, veg, fruit. Everything. I found a blog and book by a guy called Rohan Anderson.

Delicious sausages

Home made sausages

I’ve been spending a fair bit of time researching all things homemade. I love the idea of being self-sustainable, of growing my own produce. Meat, veg, fruit. Everything. I found a blog and book by a guy called Rohan Anderson.