The trouble with Dates.

In an effort to shake off some COVID/isolation/postcancer healing blues, I took myself across town to the beach for a run through the fog. On the way home I detoured via the wonderful Adelaide central market to pick up some ingredients I was missing from my asian pantry. Wandering through shelf after shelf of foodContinue reading “The trouble with Dates.”

Japanese Dashi Stock/Broth

When living in Saigon, I was fortunate enough to reside in the Japanese quarter in a residence called Bon Bon. Wandering the streets provided all number of Japanese eateries and the food was delicious, highly nutritious and affordable. My lovely friend Mandy Hall provided some fermenting inspiration this week and so I made a tripContinue reading “Japanese Dashi Stock/Broth”

Cartoons (aka Tattoos) cause trauma in breast cancer, please…

To say that tattoo markers are a daily reminder for breast cancer sufferers and that it’s traumatic, frankly, is very insulting to head and neck cancer patients who struggle with all manner of daily reminders on their cancer journey. Before every one gets on their high horse, I have a family member going through breastContinue reading “Cartoons (aka Tattoos) cause trauma in breast cancer, please…”

Soup saved my life.

My mum taught me how to make great soup, she had the ability to make soup out of anything and it always tasted like a ‘hug’. Mum’s soup healed everything, it was always rustic, always highly nutritious and always just the right thickness. Even as a mid thirty something woman I would call her fromContinue reading “Soup saved my life.”

Date & Apple Slice

I needed something to go with my cup of tea over the weekend and I had apples and dates to use up in the refridgerator. I searched for a recipe and the one I found on a “reputable” food site had the worst recipe I had ever encountered. Most of the afternoon was spent correctingContinue reading “Date & Apple Slice”

Banana Icecream (1 ingredient)

I have been asked about an “icecream” for dysphagia. I found (via trial and error) that I could not tolerate cheaper icecream. It made me cough and aspirate quite badly. The dearer the icecream the better it went down … funny that, bit like Champagne (sparkling wine for you Australian’s) and perfume.  Ingredients 2 largeContinue reading “Banana Icecream (1 ingredient)”

Eating Rites.

At a time when I should have been eating I wasn’t. I had dropped to my lowest weight just above 50kgs. It was following head and neck cancer surgery, removal of a tumour, both tonsils, 1/3rd of my tongue, 30 lymph nodes, 30 rounds of radiotherapy and 6 weeks of chemotherapy. Eating was the lastContinue reading “Eating Rites.”

Avgolemono – Greek Chicken Soup with Rice – Soup Hug.

There is something womb like about hot ladled chicken broth and when you add free range eggs, lemon juice and rice it wraps you in its arms with the gentlest of hugs. Here’s how to get your soup to hug you.

That’s Amore – Pizza with zucchini & sopressa salami

When I was recuperating after surgery and before radiotherapy and chemotherapy all I wanted was three things: a cup of tea, a lamb burger with beetroot relish and pizza. I made these pizzas before my HNC prognosis so I have modified them a little to suit eating difficulties you might have now. Please note thatContinue reading “That’s Amore – Pizza with zucchini & sopressa salami”

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