Posts made in December, 2012

A new year is upon us

A new year is upon us

Maybe it should be time for reflections and resolutions as the final hour of 2012 is upon us but somehow it is easier to sit back and relax and enjoy “The Gathering”spectacle in Dublin on RTE. Tomorrow we can start thinking about the new year. Tomorrow we can start dreaming our dreams and fretting about our fears. It has been an a special year for us. We spent a fascinating few weeks in China in June. Shane and Shan got officially...

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Stir-fried Honey Sesame Beef

Stir-fried Honey Sesame Beef

Listen up friends you are going to LOVE this recipe. When I first visited Australia in the mid-1990s, long before I knew I would have a daughter living there, I was blown away by what was being described then as “fusion cooking”. I felt as if  I had discovered a big secret – that Australian cuisine could be sublime – a combination of wonderful fresh ingredients, the best of fish, meat, fresh fruit and vegetables and...

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The Leftover Turkey Salad that never was

The Leftover Turkey Salad that never was

Well I hope you all had a lovely Christmas and are enjoying what is left of the break. You know that moment when you just want to see the back of the turkey no matter how much you have enjoyed it? If, like us, you only have two or three people to feed over Christmas, even the smallest turkey goes a very long way. So after traditional turkey dinners on Christmas and St. Stephen’s Day, we’ve made a rich stock with the carcass and...

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Bang Bang Turkey Salad

Bang Bang Turkey Salad

It has been a lovely Christmas and fantastic to have Shane home from Beijing for a few days. He came bearing gifts from Shan’s MaMa who is enjoying my attempts to learn how to cook Chinese food. She took herself off to the local market with Shan and Shane and asked Shane to make himself scare so that she would be able to strike a hard bargain, without a lao wai (foreigner) present, for some of the ingredients I might need. The haul she...

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Happy Shananigans Christmas

Happy Shananigans Christmas

Just a wee note from Dublin, Ireland to wish you all a very happy Christmas wherever you are in the world tonight. We have a candle lighting outside our window for all our loved ones, especially my daughter Claire and her husband Mike who are in Melbourne and my daughter-in-law Shan and her MaMa who are in Beijing. And we are counting our blessings in having our son Shane here with us for a few days. Thinking of everyone who is separated by...

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