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Archive for March, 2012

Making Cheese at Home #3 Mascarpone

Ok, so mascarpone isn’t the most exciting cheese to be making at home, but it probably is one of the few that is cheaper to make than buy, and it really is very simple.  I had overlooked the mascarpone recipe in the book, but on a recent meal out I was reminded how delicious mascarpone […]

How to Cook Eggs #4 Potato and Artichoke Tart

Eggs, we have a lot of them in our house and I’m always trying to think of new ways to cook them.  In the quest for new recipes I found the slow poached egg and curd, but that doesn’t mean to say I forget about the old favourites.  I have been making this tart for […]

Layer upon Layer: Jaffa Slice

I’m going to have to make some more meat soon as this year’s blog posts have been surprisingly biased towards desserts and that is so unlike Nic Cooks!  Yes, it’s that time of the month again, it’s time for the Sweet Adventures Blog Hop.  This month hosted by KC of The Capers of the Kitchen […]

Home Cheese Making Adventures

I am three months into my home cheese making adventures.  Having spent 2011 making meat quite successfully I was ready and raring to take on the challenge of cheese, but I have had to approach cheese differently, in a more methodical way.  It has been a little frustrating that I couldn’t just jump in head […]

Making Cheese at Home #2 Whey Ricotta

I hate wasting food and one of the first things I noticed about cheese making is that there feels like a lot of waste. A minimum of four litres of milk is required for a mere 550g of cheese and three litres of that is whey, or the watery bit that’s left behind once the […]


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