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Karen’s Black Pepper, Walnut and Cumin-stuffed Chicken roasted with Pumpkin

Karen, Karen, Karen.  She never fails me and I love her.  Another winner flavour combo and simple to make.  I mean, you’ve gotta love a roast on a Sunday night, shove it in the oven and wait.  But this, with the walnut pesto and enough butter to please Julia Childs stuffed under the skin, is on another level entirely.


Poh’s Hainanese Chicken Rice

Well, it’s been a long while between posts… Somewhere along the way I got a bit distracted with other things, but we’re still cookin’ here, so it’s about time I put up some of the dishes we’ve been tucking into of late.  This first one is simply put, Asian comfort food.  Hainanese chicken rice is a dish adapted from early Chinese immigrants originally from the Hainan province in southern China and is considered one of the national dishes of Singapore, although it’s popular across Asia, with Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam all having their own versions.  Make sure you have time on your side, this is not a dish you can throw together at 4 o’clock on a Sunday arvo.  Like all good things, it takes a little time, but is simple enough to make.READ MORE


Karen’s 20-Clove Pot Roasted Chicken with Celeriac, Potato, Cinnamon and Lemon

How good are pot roasts?  It seems like such a retro dish, but those 70’s mums had it right all along.  They’re so yummy and moist and dead simple to whip up for Sunday night dinner.  This recipe uses celeriac, which is my veg of the moment.  It has to be one of the less attractive items at the green grocer but I’ve been giving it a run in roasts, soups and salads lately with great success.  READ MORE