Virtual Dinner Party No. 6 – Scallops, Salmon, Pears!

Robin Boyle Australian, Dinner, Dinner Party, Fish & Seafood, General Interest, Salad, Vegetables

(Update: For VDP No. 7, click here) Coronavirus Lockdown With most of us in self-isolation or even total lockdown, a VDP (virtual dinner party) is one way to catch up with friends and to continue to test your cooking skills. We have now had a number of VDPs. Here is the link to the first of those: Virtual Dinner Party …

Virtual Dinner Party No. 2 – We Go To India!

Robin Boyle Australian, Dinner Party, General Interest, Indian & Sri Lankan

(Update: For VDP No. 3, click here) Coronavirus Lockdown With most of us in self-isolation or even total lockdown, a VDP (virtual dinner party) is one way to catch up with friends and to continue to test your cooking skills. A week ago we held our first such event, and you can read about it here: Virtual Dinner Party No. …

A Tassie Dinner Party – In July!

Robin Boyle Dinner Party, General Interest, Latin American, Photos: Food, Salad, The Cottage, Vegetables, Wine

Tasmania does get cold, let’s be honest. So entertaining at Olive’s Cottage in winter has to be done inside where there is limited seating and the cooking is done just a metre or two away from the dining table. Recently we had a dinner party for four of our family members on a Saturday night in July. At one stage, …

Shoots and Sprouts

Robin Boyle Australian, Dinner, Launceston, Lunch, Recipe, Restaurant-Cafe, Salad, Tassie Businesses & Attractions

If you will excuse the pun, there are always new products sprouting up in the markets and supermarkets. Recently we noticed a new range of shoots and sprouts: radish, rocket, watercress, chervil, sorrel, chives, … They aren’t inexpensive, but they do look terrific. Great for garnishes. And depending on how many you have, you can add them to a salad. …

Chicken Roasted on Baguette Slices – Deconstructed roast chook

Robin Boyle Australian, Main course, Poultry, Recipe

Move over Chicken in a Basket. Bring on Chicken à Baguette! Of course “Chicken à Baguette” makes no sense, English-wise nor French-wise, but it sums up this butterflied chicken cooked with aromatics and herbs over slices of baguette. The crunchy baguette slices are the really yummy feature, making this method worth a try and giving a result more delicious than …