Category Archives: chilli

Chilli oil

This one is easy. Remove the stems from dried chillies and split them. Add them to 500ml olive oil in a saucepan and heat gently until the chillies begin to sizzle. Remove from the heat, cool and bottle. The oil … Continue reading

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Smoky Tandoori Paste

I see cooking as an Experimental Art.  If I have a cooking style I am thinking  maybe I am an impressionist.  I start off with an impression of what I want to cook based on some professionally prepared dish I … Continue reading

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Playing with Smoke, Part 1

At last I have my assorted bottles of smoke, which I left behind when I returned to Bili after the holidays. Misty Gully Smoke.   I got it here. Time to see how I can use it. My first experiment was … Continue reading

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Mushroom & Ham Risotto

This could be made with prawns, chicken or turkey instead of ham, or made vegetarian by leaving out the meat and using vegetable stock.  I had some nice ham on the bone on hand, or it would probably have been … Continue reading

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Vegetarian Fried Rice with Cabanossi Sausage and Bacon

Every vegetarian dish needs meat*. Leave out step 4 if you don’t think so. Most of this is optional except the rice. In a rice cooker cook Basmati rice with garlic, onion powder, and turmeric, using vegetable stock instead of … Continue reading

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Fusilli, Bacon and Cheese

The ultimate comfort food.  Bacon, cheese and pasta.   This is what the Greeks meant by Ambrosia. I can’t believe I haven’t blogged this recipe before.  It is truly the best. Making it this way with layers, rather than mixing … Continue reading

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