Author Archives: Closet Chef

Winter warm salad

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With glimmers of Spring appearing daily and with asparagus already making it’s rounds in the supermarket I’m inspired to eat salads that are half way between a winter and spring salad.  Cavolo Nero is a beautiful, Tuscan black kale that … Continue reading

Christmas 2010

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  I’ve finally managed to get through all the images from Christmas!  Any longer and I would have to wait till next year to post it. Christmas for our family is always about food and gatherings.  3 days are spent … Continue reading

Simple Lunch

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Look through my past food posts and I’m sure you’ll see several salad recipes.  I love salads and think that there are about a million combinations both warm and cold.  This is a salad I’ve been eating lately.  It’s a … Continue reading

Healthy breakfast

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So the holiday season is winding down and I know most people are feeling guilty after all the eating drinking.  I personally am not! Mark Twain says it perfectly  “There are people who strictly deprive themselves of each and ever … Continue reading

thingsilove

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My work with Ottavio has definitely brought about some great perks.  Some of them include sampling and photographing some beautiful products.  This had me inspired to create more fantastic dishes which I will be posting in future articles but for … Continue reading

I love cheese

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Today I was going through some of the cheeses I’ve accumulated over the last couple of days and it inspired me to take a photo and express my love for cheese!  That’s it. Nothing else.  I could go on and … Continue reading

Perfect Pizza

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Are you like me & love authentic Italian wood-fired pizzas? Do you also try to replicate it at home with little success? Traditional ovens just don’t get hot enough so you need to use a bbq.  This is a technique … Continue reading

Habit Coffee

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Coffee nuts & design enthusiast alike are lining up at the newly opened Habit Coffee shop in Victoria’s newest modern addition to the architectural world, the Atrium. Franc D’Ambrosio has designed a building that blends open spaces, glass, recycled aluminum … Continue reading

Road 13 wine & dinner

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I have been passionately writing about food for roughly a year and during that time I’ve tasted and photographed great food, got to meet some food celebrities, ate great meals with my friends and connected with some great people.  I … Continue reading

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