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Tortellini Soup

Wednesday, December 26th, 2018

Shamelessly copied from reddit. INGREDIENTS 1 medium yellow onion, diced 1/3 cup all purpose flour 1 Tbsp dried basil 2 cloves of garlic, minced 2 Tbsp tomato paste 3 Tbsp olive oil 4 cups chicken broth 2 (14.5 oz) cans petite diced tomatoes 1 to 1 1/2 lbs boneless, skinless chicken thighs 1 tsp salt […]

Pancetta and Fig Stuffing

Wednesday, December 19th, 2018

900gm sourdough bread, torn 3 tablespoons olive oil 3 tablespoons chopped sage 400gm-piece pancetta cut into 1cm cubes 200g butter 4 large shallots (I assume online like, not spring onion) finely chopped 6 cloves garlic finely chopped 300g dried figs cut into small cubes 1/3 cup chopped flat leafed parsley 2 cups (500ml) salt reduced […]

Tomato and Coconut Chicken Curry (Red Thai paste based)

Saturday, December 15th, 2018

Ingredients: 2 teaspoons oil 2 onions chopped 3 cloves garlic (or 1 tablespoon crushed garlic) 1 tablespoon chopped ginger 1 tablespoon red curry paste 1 tablespoon tomato paste 500gm chicken (thigh fillets work best) 400mL can coconut milk or cream 500gm tomatoes chopped (or 1x400gm can) 2 tablespoons thai fish sauce chopped fresh corriander 1 […]

Tasty Moussaka

Sunday, April 23rd, 2017

  Base ingredients 6 eggplants vegetable oil (for frying the eggplants) For the meat sauce 750g minced beef or lamb (26 ounces) 2 red onions (chopped) 2 cloves of garlic (chopped) 1 tin chopped tomatoes (400g/ 14 oz.) 2 tbsp tomato puree 1 teaspoon sugar 1 glass of red wine sea salt and freshly ground […]

Witbeer (Coriander and Orange) – Blackrock

Friday, December 2nd, 2016

1×1.7kg Blackrock Coriander and Orange Kit 1×1.5kg CBW Bavarian Wheat Liquid Malt 1x11g Danstar Belle Saison Dry Yeast 1x.25tsb Citric Acid 200g Dry Corn Syrup 23L Water OG: 1.042 FG: (target: 1.014 – ~4%abv)   Shooting for a refreshing belgian style wit beer. Will add another 0.25 tsb citric acid at bottling time, top just […]

Fasolia (Bean Soup)

Saturday, March 19th, 2016

500gm cannellini/great northern beans 1/2 cup good quality olive oil 1 large onion 4 teaspoon garlic 3 large carrots 2 celery stalks?(more/less dependant on taste) 1 tin tomato puree 1/4 cup tomato paste 1-2 teaspoons oregano 1/2 pot of water Garnish/Serving: Cubed Feta Crusty Bread   Directions: Wash beans by placing in a bowl and […]

Rasputin’s Betrothed – Brewing 14 Feb 2015 (Russian Imperial Stout).

Saturday, February 14th, 2015

So I’ve had an idea to make a RIS and age it for a bit in a barrel previously housed some Kellermeister Wild Witch, but before I get up to seeing if I can’t come to some agreement with Markus that I better get in a bit of practice making them. So kicked off with […]

Home Brew Oct 14 – Hop Slam (UK)

Saturday, November 1st, 2014

This brew is shooting to be a UK style IPA with an overt hoppy character. Ferment Ingredients: 1.7kg tin Thomas Cooper IPA 1.5kg time Morgans Extra Pale Malt 200gm Simpsons Medium Crystal Malt 45gm Bramling Cross Hop pellets 11gm Nottingham Ale Yeast Dry Hop: 25gm Bramling Cross Hop pellets Method: Slow boil the Bramling cross […]

Fruit Salad Ale Homebrew Oct 2014

Saturday, October 11th, 2014

Today I put down a “Fruit Salad Ale” derived from a recipie on the Coopers home brew site. I did things a little differently. The ingredients were: 1x 1.7kg Coopers Australian Pale Ale Can 1x 1.5kg Morgans Extra Pale Malt Extract Can 150gm Simpsons Medium Crystal Malt 20gm Amarillo Hops 20gm Citra Hops 20gm Cascade […]

Trial Stout #1 – July 2014

Sunday, July 6th, 2014

This trial stout is to make a rich stout, with less than usual bitterness to see if it suits the wifes palate – still desiring heaps of chocolate/coffee/toffee up front but without the bitter finish (that I love). Ingredients: 1.7kg tin – Coopers (Thomas Coopers Irish Stout) 1.5kg – Dark Liquid Malt Extract 200gm – […]