Scorched Eggplant, Tuna And White Bean Dip

Robin Boyle Finger Food, Middle Eastern, Nibbles & Hors d'oeuvres, Recipe

Say it quickly and you could think that Baba Ghanoush was named after someone called Barbara. It came to our notice as Lebanese restaurants began to proliferate in Melbourne. Now it is more or less a household term. It is based on smoked or charred eggplant (aubergine) and tahini (made from ground sesame seeds). To these add some garlic, lemon …

For New Year’s Eve

Robin Boyle Finger Food, Miscellaneous, Nibbles & Hors d'oeuvres, Recipe, Traditions-Feasts, Vegetables

We will spend this New Year’s Eve at a friend’s apartment which has a wonderful view over Melbourne. There will be a dozen or so of us, starting around 8.30 pm. The aim is to make it through to midnight, waiting for the fireworks. Everyone will ‘bring a plate’ and, no doubt, there will be partaking of celebratory drinks. If …