Category Archives: Clever Cooks

The best cookbook I’ll ever own

Who doesn’t love a good cookbook? Big and bold with page after page of beautifully plated food, they’re a feast for the eyes of the food-obsessed. Last time I checked, however, ‘oohing and aahing’ over a photograph of Gelato Messina’s … Continue reading

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Leftovers – Mum’s way

Last weekend, my Aussie mother-in-law showed me her photos from her Vietnam trip. Amongst the scenery shots of Hoi An and Ha Long Bay were the photos of food. The food, she said, was lovely and healthy, though the soup … Continue reading

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Relaxed cooking on a budget: Save with Jamie

I’ve collected a few Jamie Oliver titles over the years; none of them get used very much. Jamie’s Kitchen horrified me with its egg-laden Baileys and Banana Bread and Butter Pudding. Jamie’s 15 Minute Meals and 30-Minute Meals demanded too much multitasking for me to really stuck … Continue reading

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Your pumpkin for my onion?

Many moons ago, I wrote a post about veggie swaps, meets where you swap your excess homegrown produce with others. Being a lazy gardener, I haven’t planted many annuals this year but that doesn’t mean I can’t swap my food. … Continue reading

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Saving money with weekly grocery boxes from your local

There’s been a discussion on mustbethrifty about the virtues of fruit and veg market shopping; unfortunately, I rarely go to markets but end up at Coles instead due to a combination of Flybys incentives, a weird work schedule and possibly … Continue reading

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Okonomiyaki: as you like it pancakes

While I can’t recreate cream pans, I can recreate okonomiyaki. Due to it’s flexible nature, it is a great recipe for using up the odds and ends rolling around the bottom of the crisper drawer… Continue reading

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Crumbed

Cheap Geek likes his sliced bread but he and I rarely finish our loaves before the use-by date. We could buy smaller loaves, but they cost nearly as much as the regular-sized ones, so we end up buying the big … Continue reading

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