I seafood, I eat it – Howth and Prawn Curry (and how to caramelise onions in 5 minutes)

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If there’s one thing I love, its shellfish. I adore it, I adore it, I adore it. I could eat it for every meal.

When we were in Dublin, we took a day trip to the seaside village of Howth. My God it was beautiful – but even better was the seafood. I had oysters from the area, delicious marinated white anchovies, and fish and chips.

heavenly bliss

Can I get pregnant from this?  
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Love. [insert sausage joke here]

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‘Love’ is waking up and having breakfast made for me. Bangers, mash, caramelized onion.

‘Happiness in a relationship’ is not being embarrassed to lick the plate.

with love, from Charlotte


Moussaka/Mouse Cakes/ExamsExamsExams GAH!

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I’m figuring out the scheduling of posts for this blog, and how best to post to reach other cooks/foodies and connect! I would really like to become a part of the cooking/blogging community, but I’m afraid its a little bit like this. I’d probably be like this, and end up just like this. (That last gif is stunningly close to my current growing-out-pixie-cut hair length. Add that to an exam/assessment schedule that threatens to knock my sanity and I am in hell.)

Let me know about your food adventures, and I’ll be delighted and tempted to stay in bed all day blogging forever and ever. Lets swap recipes and talk technique. I’m all ears!

Until then, this is my moussaka. The boyf refuses to remember what its called, and so he just calls it ‘mouse cakes’ – seeing as it is the most inauthentic moussaka to grace the blogosphere, I’m tempted to just call it that. But its a loose interpretation of the delicious greek lasagne and hell, I love it. Plus, eggplants are on crazy-sale, so when I make a shittonne of baba ganoujsh it goes nicely. You could also just use extra fried eggplant.

Finally, this could totally be made as a vegetarian dish by just omitting the meat altogether. The mushrooms add enough flavour/meatiness on their own and you could even ‘beef’ it up with some lentils. If you’re feeling extra fancy, add in some yummy kalamata olives before you slather the dish in baba ganoujsh. Read the rest of this entry »

Warm roast carrot, olive, and feta salad

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This bad boy is pretty simple, but I really like the flavours. The only real trick is to make sure that the pan is oiled and placed into the oven to heat before vegetables are added, to make sure they become crisp.

And when people tell me they don’t like olives, I feel like this, so don’t sass me Kelsie. Its 115 am. Read the rest of this entry »

And of course I have a cat

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This is the monster herself. She’s cross eyed and missing teeth, but I love her to bits. Cooking blogs and cats seem to go together, and today her food was double the price because they had sold out of her brand. I fear the anger I felt was a preview to my catladydom future – NO FUN.

(are we friends yet? you could totally tweet my shame here)

Things that were on sale, that I went crazy for, though:
Tangerines are still $1.99/kilo!
– Potatoes were $2.49/4kgs!

I don’t understand the seasons these are supposed to represent. Tangerines and potatoes are cold-weather produce, but avocadoes? Just a miracle. Superbarn in the Canberra Centre (where these sales are on) also have cherries out – can’t wait for them to go on sale! But, best of all:


these bad boys were $0.79! Each! How fancy.