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Saturday 19 January 2013
Food

out of the frying pan: tomato and pesto bruschetta

Bronwyn Webber
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Every year summer hits, my appetite flies out the window. There’s something about prickly, constant heat that steals a great deal of joy out of the hearty, filling fare that I revel in during the less oppressive months. This year’s been particularly overwhelming, and given that the high temperatures don’t look to be letting up…
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Friday 21 December 2012
Featured Food

out of the frying pan: baked mushrooms with goats cheese and chives

Bronwyn Webber
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A vast majority of meals I cook and the recipes I come up with are born from an empty fridge and having absolutely no idea what I feel like for dinner on any given night. It leads to my aimlessly wandering the aisles of the supermarket until a few flavours jump out at me and…
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Friday 7 December 2012
Featured Food

out of the frying pan: roast carrot, green lentil and tomato salad with haloumi

Bronwyn Webber
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I remember a time growing up when I was under the impression that the only available ingredients for bulking up or basing a meal around were rice and pasta, or the occasional boiled, baked or mashed potato. They were certainly the most readily available means in the nineties for making a meal go a little…
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Friday 23 November 2012
Featured Food

out of the frying pan: tomato, eggplant, feta, broccolini and basil pasta

Bronwyn Webber
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I often find that some of the best dishes are the ones you don’t have to screw around with – nothing but good, fresh ingredients and a little heat, allowing them to be delicious on their own merit. There’s a mentality towards food that you see in a lot of Greek and Italian recipes where…
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Friday 9 November 2012
Food

out of the frying pan: maple, walnut and pear muffins with maple mascarpone icing

Bronwyn Webber
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I’ve heard it said a few times that there a two different kinds of people in this world: cooks and bakers. I don’t believe this is entirely true, and I know a number of people who are magnificent at both. I, however, definitely fall into the former category. Most of the people I know who…
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Friday 26 October 2012
Featured Food

out of the frying pan: pumpkin soup three ways

Bronwyn Webber
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While I was growing up my parents always adopted a kind of ‘eat what you’re given’ mentality towards my brothers and I, and my unsophisticated little kid palate was forced to learn to enjoy everything green and leafy. I’m grateful for it now. I remember I used to hate steamed zucchini so much that I’d…
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Friday 12 October 2012
Featured Food

out of the frying pan: asparagus, potato and cheese tart

Bronwyn Webber
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It’s not always a practical option, but I’ve always loved the idea of eating and cooking with the seasons. It’s difficult nowadays to tell when fruit and vegetables are actually in season when they’re being shipped from the other side of the world and presented to us in supermarkets, all glossy and flawless as if…
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Friday 28 September 2012
Featured Food

out of the frying pan: snazzy veggie burgers

Bronwyn Webber
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If I was a more disciplined kind of person I’d probably be a vegetarian. As it is, I’m not. But I do spend an awful lot of time finding vegetarian alternatives to traditionally meat based dishes, both for myself and for my vegetarian friends and acquaintances. If nothing else, it’s generally cheaper and that’s something…
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Friday 14 September 2012
Culture

out of the frying pan: pea, parsnip and mint soup

Bronwyn Webber
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I don’t think I’ll ever tire of singing the praises of peas as a soup base. As incredible as they are fresh, they’re one of the few vegetables that retains its quality when frozen, they’re cheap, quick to cook, and wonderfully vibrant. The appropriate bright green of Spring and new growth that’s currently unfurling on…
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Friday 7 September 2012
Culture

out of the frying pan: moroccan chicken with potato and olives

Bronwyn Webber
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The most significant step I’ve ever taken in my kitchen was biting the bullet and fully stocking my pantry with spices. They seem like such insubstantial, insignificant ingredients, but once I learnt how to utilise them properly I immediately appreciated the definition and character they can lend to any given dish. If I were to…
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Friday 31 August 2012
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out of the frying pan: quinoa bread

Bronwyn Webber
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I used to be irrationally afraid of baking with yeast. Baker’s yeast is the leavening agent used in baking that causes bread to rise and adds air to your dough, making it all wonderful and fluffy. Without it you’d basically end up with a dry, inedible lump of hot flour. It’s also a microorganism, and…
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