Esurientes - The Comfort Zone Index

Friday, February 16, 2007

Foodie Europe 2006

Chieti, Abruzzo
Orvieto, Tuscany

Chianti, Tuscany
Locarno, Switzerland
Payerne, Switzerland
Cailler chocolate factory

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Monday, January 23, 2006

Japanese funny Kit Kats!

Strawberry Flavour

Caffe Latte Flavour

Kit Kat Noir

Maple Syrup Flavour

Blackcurrant Flavour

Wine Flavour

Canteloupe/Rockmelon Flavour

Milkshake Flavour

Triple Chocolate Flavour

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Restaurant Reviews

Review - Ezard at Adelphi, Melbourne
Review - William Angliss Bistro, Melbourne
Review - Richmond Seafood Tavern, Richmond
Review - Aux Batifolles, Fitzroy North

Review - Va Tutto, Ivanhoe

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Saturday, September 03, 2005

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Tuesday, August 16, 2005



Banana, apricot and chocolate chip cake

Chocolate Banana Bread
Chocolate cake, Coffee Fudge
Chocolate cake, Double Chocolate Syrup
Chocolate cake, Guinness Stout
Chocolate cake, Orange Flourless
Chocolate cake, Sour Cream with raspberries & sour cream icing
Chocolate cake, Hazelnut fudge
Chocolate cake, Low fat
Chocolate cake, Low fat fallen souffle
Chocolate cake, Wholemeal with hazelnuts and coffee
Chocolate, date & almond torte (flourless)
Chocolate cherry cake
Chocolate Chilli Cake

Chocolate Cloud Cake, flourless
Chocolate orange cake, flourless
Chocolate coffee fudge cake
Chocolate Gingerbread
Chocolate hazelnut fudge cake, with fudge icing
Dark Chocolate and Coffee Layer Cake, with Summer Berries and Hazelnut Praline
Low fat chocolate birthday cake, with rich chocolate glaze.

Low fat fallen chocolate souffle torte

Nutella & chocolate cake (flourless)
Spicy Chocolate Gingerbread
Wholemeal chocolate, hazelnut & coffee cake

Cupcakes & Muffins

Banana white chocolate cheesecakes
Black Forest Cupcakes
Chocolate Cherry Cupcakes
Chocolate Cupcakes, Dense
Chocolate Espresso Cupcakes
Chocolate & Kahlua orgasm muffins
Chocolate Peanut Butter self-frosting cupcakes
Peanut Butter Chocolate Muffins


Chocolate Chilli Shortbread

Chocolate Chilli Tim Tams
Choc chip, cranberry & walnut cookies

Chocolate Chip Walnut Cookies

Choc Chip Cookies No. 2 - Food Network, Canada
Choc Chip Cookies No. 3 - Alton Brown's 'The Chewy'
Choc Chip Cookies No. 4 - Wholemeal winners
Cocoa fudge cookies (low fat)
Doubletree Hotel Chocolate Chip Cookies
Rich, fudgy chocolate cookies

Brownies, Tarts & Slices

Brownies, almond mocha (Stan's Famous)

Caramel chocolate hazelnut slice

Chocolate caramel slice

Chocolate cherry brownies
Dark chocolate custard in almond shortcrust tarts
Peppermint Fudge Brownies


Chocolate mousse, rich dark and boozy
Chocolate Raspberry Pavlova
Low fat chocolate souffles (Alice Medrich)

Mars bar, deep fried

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Monday, March 07, 2005

Events, Events, Events!

Is My Blog Burning

Caramel Cornflake Cookies (IMBB 10 - Christmas Cookie Swap)

Clams, white beans & mint (IMBB 11 - Beans)

Vegemite Risotto & Cabbage with Cumin (IMBB 12 - Is My Blog Taboo?)

Lazy Persons' Black Forest Cakes (IMBB13 - Cupcakes or Muffins)

Bitter-Orange and Blueberry Tart (IMBB14 - Orange)

Cranberry & Port Wine Jelly with Cream (IMBB15 - Jelled)

Son-in-law Eggs (IMBB16 - Eggs)

Deep-fried camembert with plum and black pepper sauce (IMBB 18 - Frying)

Persian Lentil Broth with Fried Onion and Lime (IMBB 19 - Vegan)

Low fat chocolate souffles (IMBB 20 - Souffles)

Sake steak with soba noodles (IMBB 22 - Noodles)

Sugar High Fridays

Pumpkin & Apple Crumble (SHF 2 - Apples)

Orange jelly with lemon and cardamom (SHF 3 - Allspice, Nutmeg & Cardamom)

Engadiner Nusstorte (SHF 4 - Nuts)

Vanilla Slice (SHF 5 - Puff pastry)

Chocolate Caramel Slice (SHF 6 - Caramel)

Coopers Stout & Treacle Spice Cake with Pears (SHF 7 - Molasses/Treacle)

No-churn Lime & Thai Basil icecream (SHF 8 - Citrus)

Tarte Tatin of 1001 Arabian Nights (SHF 9 - Tarts)

Dutch Honeycake (Honigkoek) (SHF 10 - Honey)

Wholemeal Chocolate, Hazelnut & Coffee cake (SHF 11 - Coffee)

Dark Chocolate Custard in Almond Shortcrust Tarts (SHF 12 - Custard)

Dark Chocolate and Coffee Layer Cake, with Summer Berries and Hazelnut Praline (SHF 13 - Dark Chocolate)

Honey & Pinenut Semifreddo (SHF 15 - Low sugar)

End of Month Egg on Toast Extravanza!

Triple Cream brie scrambled eggs with sweetcorn, tapenade and coriander salsa (EoMEoTE No. 5)

Baked eggs with caviar and miso (Luxury eggs) (EoMEoTE No. 6)

John Henver's Runny Scotch Eggs (October 2005)

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Random Tastes

Almdudler - Austrian soft drink
American Christmas Cake recipe wanted
Australian Cadbury Chocolate Bars
Australian prawns and seafood
Aussie BBQ for Australia Day
Aussie Beach
Baking with plastic wrap?
Ballarat Festival
Birthday Treats
Books for Cooks

Bread baking class

Chocolate truffles, Melbourne best
Chocolate techniques workshop
Cookbook Meme

Crazy weather - February storms

Decorated Christmas
Deep Fried Mars Bar & Fish in Traralgon
Engrish for Foodies!

French Gourmet Dinner, description

French Gourmet Dinner - 1st course

French Gourmet Dinner - 2nd, 3rd & 4th courses

French Gourmet Dinner - 5th & 6th courses

French Gourmet Dinner - 7th & 8th courses
Global Knives
Himmel und erde (Blood pudding with apple mashed potatoes )
How To Eat
Kitchen appliances: piemaker

Market Fresh
Meat Pies, Melbourne's best

Meme: Music in my kitchen

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Sweet Foods & Baking

Also see 'Chocolate!' for more baking & sweets recipes


Apricot Apple Cinnamon & Allspice cake
Apricot and Honey Slice Cake

Armenian Nutmeg & Walnut cake
Autumnal birthday cake
Baked Honey Cheesecakes
Banana, apricot & chocolate chip cake

Banana cake, easy
Beekeepers' Honey Cake
Coconut and Lime Macadamia Cake

Coopers Stout & Treacle Spice Cake with Pears
Dutch Almond Christmas Ring
Dutch Honeycake
Egg Nog cake (low fat)
Engadiner Nusstorte
Gingerbread, spicy chocolate
Honeycake / Honigkoek

Honigkoek / Ontbijtkoek - recipe wanted
Maple & pecan layer cake

Lemon, Yoghurt & Blueberry cake

New Orleans Spicy Gingerbread

Nigella's Winter Plum Cake
Nut cake (walnuts & caramel)
Nutmeg & Walnut cake
Old-fashioned Aussie cream sponge
Pistachio, yoghurt & cardamom cake, with lime syrup
Plum cake
Prune & Whisky Cake
Rhubarb & Apple Cornmeal Cake
Spiced Apple Cake
Sponge cake, with strawberries and cream
Treacle Spice Cake, with pears and stout
Walnut & brown sugar cake
Winter Plum Cake (again!)
Yoghurt, Lemon & Blueberry cake (low-fat)

Cupcakes and Muffins

Burnt-Butter Brown-Sugar Cupcakes
Caramel Cupcakes
Fairy Cakes
Lemon Yoghurt Babycakes
Lemon Ricotta Muffins
Maple syrup and pecan cakes
Passionfruit banana cupcakes
Peanut Butter Chocolate Muffins
Pomegranate & Berry Cakes
Pomegranate & Pistachio Cakes
Self-frosting cupcakes


Anzac Biscuits
Caramel Cornflake Cookies
Cranberry, walnut & choc chip biscuits
Honey Snaps - biscuits

Mexican Wedding Cookies
Oatmeal cookies
Orange, Cardamom & Brandy biscuits
Peanut butter truffle cookies
Pumpkin rocks with brown butter icing
Rich Pecan Shortbread
Spiced Wine Cookies (for Christmas)


Caramel slice
Caramel chocolate hazelnut slice

Florida Lemon Squares

Lemon Ricotta Slice
Raspberry and coconut slice
Vanilla Slice, Aussie

Tarts and Pastries

Almond Danish Pastries
Bitter-Orange and Blueberry Tart
Cherry, prune & almond tart
Danish Pastry dough, food processor method
Danish Pastry, almond
Hot Cross Buns
Lemon Meringue Tarts
Pineapple Cakes
Tarte Tatin, Apple & Pistachio
Translucent apple tart
Wholemeal buttermilk pancakes

Jams, Preserves and Sauces

Brandy Sauce for Christmas pudding
Grapefruit marmalade
Jam (strawberry & mint / spiced berry)
Jam (plum / plum & nectarine / plum & fig )
Lemon Butter
Nigella's hands free jam


Blood Orange Jelly
Coconut & Lime Jelly
Cranberry & Port Wine Jelly with Cream
Orange jelly with lemon and cardamom
Slut Red Raspberries in Chardonnay Jelly

Desserts & Miscellaenous

Brandy sauce & plum icecream
Cherry Clafouti

Fresh apple muesli
Granola, home-made
Honeyed Figs
Honey & pinenut semifreddo
Lime & Thai basil icecream (no-churn)
Mars Bar, deep fried
Mango Lassi/Smoothie
Meringues with berries & cream
Peaches grilled with walnuts
Pumpkin & Apple Crumble
Rhubarb puree
Wholemeal buttermilk pancakes

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Savoury Foods

Appetisers/Nibbles/Cocktail food/Relishes

Blue cheese, walnut & marsala spread
Cheese Puffs, hot
Chicken Liver Pate
Deep-fried camembert with fruit sauce
Hot Cheese Puffs
Pate, chicken liver
Red onion, lemon and thyme relish
Savoury tarts for Christmas (pesto & goats cheese, tapenade & marscarpone)
Scallops - Rosemary scented with chorizo
Scotch Eggs
Son-in-law Eggs
Tomatoes, oven dried

Tomato and fetta topping


Chickpea & pasta soup

Lentil & zucchini soup
Nigella's Happiness Soup (chicken, lemon & zucchini)
Orange and fennel soup
Pea & ham soup (without the peas)
Persian Lentil Broth with Fried Onion and Lime
Roasted vegetable soup

Vegetable soup, roasted

Feed the girl MEAT!

Beef braised in beer, with prunes
Beer Can Chicken with Sticky Cranberry 'stuffing'
Chicken and mango Asian salad
Chicken in Milk
Chicken, baked in clay Romertopf
Chicken with Blue Cheese & Pear
Coq au Vin
Dark sticky meat for a winter's night

Duck Confit
Lamb cutlets with parmesan & sage crust
Lamb with hoisin and greens
Lamb rack, roasted with marinating paste
Lamb roast with all the trimmings

Lamb roast, butterflied with yoghurt & mint marinade
Lamb Souvlaki

Marinating paste for lamb

Oxtail Stew

Pies, home-made
Pork with hoisin & greens
Roast Chicken (beer can)
Roast Chicken - Romertopf
Roast Lamb
Sake steak and soba noodles
Turkey & Ham leftovers pie


Clams & White Beans with mint
Curried Mussels
Mussels with tomatoes & white wine
Mussels, curried 'mouclade'
Prawns with garlic and chilli
Salmon kebabs with pomegranate molasses and honey
Salmon and soba noodles with mirin dressing
Scallops - Rosemary scented with chorizo
Scallops - pan seared with garlic and rosemary infused pea puree
Sort-of-Thai fishcakes


Broccoli & Cornmeal Upside-Down Cake
Cabbage with cumin vinaigrette
Crash-hot potatoes (Jill Dupleix)
Creamy lentils, with babaganoush
Eggplant moussaka (vegetarian)
Eggplant Rollatini
Fried Green Tomatoes
Green beans with onion, lemon & dill

Green tomato, broccoli & cornmeal upside-down cake
Double Onion, Cheese & Tomato tart

Lentils, creamy with babganoush
Nasu Dengaku - Japanese eggplant
Potatoes, best roasted
Tomato and fetta topping
Vegetable and rice curry
Watermelon & fetta salad
Zucchini Slice

Pasta & Risotto

Cheese Manicotti
Creamy, comforting Lasagne
Simple Spaghetti
Stuffed pasta shells with cheese, basil and tomato
Spaghetti with bacon, breadcrumbs and parsley
Vegemite Risotto
Peking Duck Risotto
Sake steak and soba noodles

Bread, Muffins, Pies & Tarts

Cheese, Onion & Tomato tart
Cheesy corn & bacon muffins
Cheese & bacon muffins
Pate brisee for tarts
Onion & Cheese tart
Quick brown bread


Baked eggs with caviar & miso
Triple cream brie scrambled eggs with sweetcorn, tapenade & coriander salsa

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