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KJ’s Kitchen

Possum or Quail for dinner?

Possum or Quail for dinner?

When you are planning your weekly meals do you have possum or quail for dinner? Those of you who are my “vintage” – a good age, like a good wine, will remember the TV Show The Beverley Hillbillies. Grandma Clampett’s favourite recipe was possum stew. […]

Eating in or eating out

Eating in or eating out

What is your favourite thing to do – eating in or eating out? When I eat out it is not only about the food but about the ambience. In the winter I enjoy sitting near a fireplace and eating a meal. There are not many […]

The Hot Sandwich

The Hot Sandwich

What is a hot sandwich? Is it a sandwich that is so great everyone wants one? Whatever way you like a sandwich and whatever filling you like, we are all familiar with the good ole sandwich. There are regular sandwiches that children like or maybe […]

Kitchen Musings

Kitchen Musings

During my kitchen musings, I seem to get a lot done. While doing what would seem to many, mundane chores, I reflect on life and dream about tomorrow. Even at my age, now in retirement, there is a tomorrow and while I have one I […]

Barefoot in the Kitchen

Barefoot in the Kitchen

It is not a good idea to go barefoot in the kitchen. If you dropped a knife you could stab yourself in the foot! When I was thinking about this I thought of the saying “barefoot and pregnant in the kitchen”.  It commonly refers to […]

How to cook the perfect fillet steak

How to cook the perfect fillet steak

I am back in the kitchen and I want to share with you how I have managed to cook the perfect fillet steak. Now with my new induction cooktop and my new skillet (grill pan) my O&O and I are all set for many perfect […]

Back in KJ’s kitchen

Back in KJ’s kitchen

It is time to leave the political landscape and the debate about the changes to the age pension and get back into KJ’s Kitchen.  Although there is plenty of fodder around to keep the conversation going about the welfare state for months to come, we […]

Under the kitchen sink

Under the kitchen sink

What is happening under the kitchen sink? This week on television I saw a short clip of Peter Walsh who was looking under someone’s kitchen sink. You may have heard about Peter; he is an Australian who now lives in USA. He is a declutter […]

The bread making challenge

The bread making challenge

I could not leave it any longer and decided that today was the day for the bread making challenge as well as time to test out the oven, once again! That is, the oven we inherited when we bought our house earlier in the year. […]

Gas works….or not

Gas works….or not

When I think of gas works my mind wanders to the decommissioned gas works in Newstead, Brisbane. The gas works, including the gasometer (a metal storage tank for the gas) served the people of Brisbane well from 1887 until 1996 when the gasworks was decommissioned. […]