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Xmas cookbook wishlist

This post is a shamelessly stolen idea from Lambs Ears and Honey blog this week because I love doing lists of stuff where I am required to agonisingly choose just a few things from a much larger list, like the one where you have to choose 5 foods you would take with you to a desert island. Posting up a  5-only-cookbook-wish-list is like throwing down the gauntlet!
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I realised the other day that I reached my 50th post two posts ago (well three if you count this one). What made me realise it was being honoured by being included in Laws of the Kitchen‘s list of blogs to whom she chose to pass on the ‘One Lovely Blog’ award. Thanks very much Cakelaw! It means a lot to know that others enjoy reading my blog  – especially when I’m quite new to the game.
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After having read about, and drooled over, recipes from the Ottolenghi cookbooks on various of my favourite blogs I finally ordered a copy of their first book from The Book Depository and it arrived last week. This is the first recipe I have made from the book and it was utterly delicious.
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Some of you may remember a post I did on the CSIRO diet and cook books a little while back. Now that spring is here I’ve remembered my number one dish from this book and one that I’ve returned to many times. This was the last thing I made using my oven before we started camp cooking while waiting for the new kitchen to be installed (seems like a distant memory now but was actually only a few weeks ago).
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When spring comes around I am put in mind of a little rhyme that my Dad taught me when I was little. I thought it was hilarious and would repeat it ad nauseum. I recited it to my little one yesterday and she obviously also has the sophisticated sense of humour I possessed at her age…

Spring is sprung, the grass is riz. I wonder where the birdies is? Some say the bird is on the wing, but that’s absurd! The wing is on the bird 🙂
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It was a bit last minute as we weren’t going to have a party for Lola’s 3rd birthday due to kitchen renovations taking over our house and lives at the moment. However I had mother guilt at 4 in the morning just before her birthday so I hastily invited the extended family over for cake and bubbles in the afternoon of the Monday public holiday.
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It has taken us a couple of years to get to this celebration. I have the great fortune to work in a field that matters to me with a colleague (Sally) who is one of the most intelligent, tenacious, and visionary women I’ve ever met and, not incidentally, we have a great boss. I also work 3 days a week so I can spend the other days with my 3-year-old daughter. Sounds like work nirvana to get all of those elements at once right? Well it is and I know it’s rare so I’m enjoying it while it lasts.
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