country kitchen alchemy {edition ten}…

i owe you all a sad & sorry apology…

i can only ascribe my recent blog absenteeism on my new-found busy status {turns out that once you’re finally doing stuff worth blogging about you suddenly find yourself too busy to blog!}

but that’s no excuse for denying you all your monthly treats from the kitchen of my friend lisa…

as she does every month, lisa’s been busying herself preparing dishes which are sure to delight, whichever hemisphere you happen to inhabit…

enjoy!

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thank you lisa, armed with these recipes i now feel a smidgen less intimidated attempting to cook up some crustaceans!

to the rest of you, don’t forget you can download these {& all of lisa’s recipes} from the my features tab where i have saved these recipe cards in a more printer-friendly format…

previous editions of country kitchen alchemy: onetwothreefourfivesixseveneight, nine

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country kitchen alchemy {edition nine}…

let’s, if you don’t mind, roll back the clocks & make pretend it’s still august…

that way not only would we still have more of a lovely northern summer to enjoy, but i wouldn’t be two weeks late posting the latest country kitchen alchemy!

apologies for the delay {my fault entirely}…

let’s get straight to it shall we!?!

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i’d like to think this last month’s edition was worth the wait, no?

don’t forget, you can download these {& all of lisa’s recipes} from the my features tab where i have saved these recipe cards in a more printer-friendly format…

enjoy!

previous editions of country kitchen alchemy: onetwothreefourfivesixseven, eight

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country kitchen alchemy {edition eight}…

we’re turning up the heat in our country kitchen this month…

lisa’s been bringing some summer sunshine to her winter kitchen with the help of mother nature & this month’s golden ingredient…

can you guess what it is?

take it away lisa…

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so, fancy a spot of baking this weekend or just a super speedy salad which is perfect for a summer’s lunch or dinner?

you can download these {& all of lisa’s recipes} from the my features tab where i have saved these recipe cards in a more printer-friendly format…

enjoy!

previous editions of country kitchen alchemy: onetwothreefourfivesix, seven

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country kitchen alchemy {edition seven}…

happy tuesday everyone…

it’s the middle of june already {please let this summer linger}, which means it’s time for the latest edition of country kitchen alchemy!

did i ever mention how clever my friend lisa is? not only does she send me delicious recipes tried & tested in her country kitchen all the way down under, but more often than not they’re perfectly seasonal dishes which can be equally enjoyed whichever hemisphere you’re in…

that’s the case again this month with two tasty dishes i could happily devour either curled up in front of a fire or al fresco with the sun on my skin & a vino in hand…

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is it just me, or does the thought of dipping some freshly-baked olive focaccia into a bowl of virgin oil make your taste buds do a dance in your mouth too?

if so, you can download this {& all of lisa’s recipes} from the my features tab where i have saved these recipe cards in a more printer-friendly format…

enjoy & be sure to join us next month for our eigth instalment of country kitchen alchemy

previous editions of country kitchen alchemy: onetwothreefourfive, six

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country kitchen alchemy {edition six}…

happy monday all…

apologies i’m a little late with this month’s edition of country kitchen alchemy, but hopefully it’s worth the wait…

we’re mixing it up a bit this time around & instead of bringing you one ingredient two ways, lisa has been inspired by her recent travels & in turn is hoping to inspire you with the tastes of a tropical paradise…

enjoy, wherever you are!

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not sure about the rest of you, but this makes me want to book a trip to the tropics prontisimo!

until then, you can download this {& all of lisa’s recipes} from the my features tab where i have saved these recipe cards in a more printer-friendly format…

enjoy & be sure to join us in june for our seventh instalment of country kitchen alchemy

previous editions of country kitchen alchemy: onetwothreefour, five

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country kitchen alchemy {edition five}…

happy friday all…

i thought i’d save this month’s edition of country kitchen alchemy until the end of the week so it’d be fresh on your minds come saturday market shopping!

& the ingredient you’ll be wanting to keep a keen eye out for this month is figs {or should i say, figs glorious figs: because i love them that much}…

having just returned from oz where the trees are positively laden with them, i can safely say i have eaten half my body weight in figs already this month…

my favourite way to eat them is fresh off the tree & straight into my belly, but for those who can resist the initial temptation here are some fabulous options for baking with figs that lisa has lovingly prepared…

{oh, & don’t fret if, like me, you’re currently in the northern hemisphere as i just clocked some fresh figs in my local, so we can join in the great april bake-off too!}

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so, up for a spot of baking this weekend? be sure to report back if you try these or any of lisa’s recipes which i have saved in a more printer-friendly format {ie, a white background} under the my features tab…

& be sure to join us in may for our sixth instalment of country kitchen alchemy

previous editions of country kitchen alchemy: onetwothreefour

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country kitchen alchemy {edition three}…

what’s the best way to simultaneously expand your cooking repertoire & acknowledge that another month of your life has whizzed by? must be time for country kitchen alchemy with my friend lisa robertson!

there’s a good reason lisa & i have been friends for nearly 20 years: she loves cooking great food & i love eating it…

this month, with another wine vintage about to kick-off in her hometown of mclaren vale, lisa has created for us a beautiful home-style dish incorporating february’s key ingredient, fennel…

i’m pretty sure that fennel, like most of its aniseed-flavoured friends, divides the masses…

but did you know parts of this plant are distinctly less pungent in flavour than others?

me neither, so read on!

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so, what do you think?

in this, the month of love, have you too developed a new-found fatal attraction for bunny? the boyfriend has already added this dish to our weekend menu & i, for one, can’t wait to try this hearty pie out!

be sure to join us in march for the fourth instalment of country kitchen alchemy &, in the meantime, if you’d like to try any of lisa’s recipes yourself please do feel free to print off the recipe cards which i have saved in a more printer-friendly format {ie, a white background} under the my features tab…

previous editions of country kitchen alchemy: one, two

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country kitchen alchemy {edition two}…

we’re back today with the long-awaited second instalment of country kitchen alchemy with my friend lisa robertson…

firstly, thank you all for such positive feedback on the first of the series {see it here}

such lovely comments make all our efforts feel worthwhile!

this month lisa has been exploring the tantalising delights of pomegranate amidst a backdrop of searing heat in southern australia…

back here in blighty things have been decidedly chillier…

fittingly, as always, lisa has taken one ingredient & served it two ways to cater to both hemispheres {& hopefully everywhere in between}

& this month, in tribute to her own birthday celebrations, lisa has also thrown in a bonus cocktail recipe for us all to enjoy: detox be darned & bottoms up!

please do click on each image to enlarge & be sure to enjoy!

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we’d love to know your thoughts on this month’s offerings so please don’t be shy & leave us a comment below…

in the meantime, if you’d like to try these recipes yourself please do feel free to print off the recipe cards above which i have also saved in a more printer-friendly format {ie, a white background} under the my features tab, alongside last month’s offerings…

happy birthday lisa!

previous editions of country kitchen alchemy: one

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country kitchen alchemy {a new monthly column}…

i have a treat for you all today: consider it christmas come early!

i think i speak for a lot of people when i say one of the loveliest ways of enjoying our homes is in the company of others, especially when it comes to celebrating special occasions like the festive season…

& at the heart of most of these celebrations is food…

with this in mind, today i’m launching a new monthly column here on a nomadic abode called country kitchen alchemy wherein i’ll be showcasing the culinary talents of a fellow australian & dear friend, lisa robertson…

lisa happens to be one of those freakishly annoying extraordinary people to whom you could present a bag full of nonsensical ingredients & they whip up a phenomenal three-course feast without so much as breaking a sweat!

for months now i’ve been encouraging lisa to start a food blog so we can all partake of her magic, but then it occurred to me to feature lisa & her culinary delights here instead!

for her first instalment of country kitchen alchemy, lisa has put together two seasonally apt recipes based around a common ingredient, both of which will cunningly work no matter which hemisphere you happen to be celebrating christmas in this year {be it -10 or 40+ degrees celsius}

please do click on each image to enlarge & be sure to enjoy!

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i genuinely hope you’ve enjoyed our first instalment of country kitchen alchemy & learning about this talented lady & her culinary treats…

be sure to join us in january for the second instalment &, in the meantime, if you’d like to try these recipes yourself please do feel free to print off the recipe card above which i have also saved in a more printer-friendly format {ie, a white background} under the my features tab…

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