mellie Profile - (18907767)

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Home Town: Orange, New South Wales, Australia
Member Since: Jan. 2006
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Indian, Italian, Southern, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Low Carb, Healthy, Dessert, Gourmet
Hobbies: Sewing, Needlepoint, Biking, Photography, Reading Books, Music, Wine Tasting
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About this Cook
I'm currently living with my family (Dave my boyfriend, miowmiow our cat + Alan the siamese fighting fish)in Melbourne Australia. Dave and I are both avid cooks and are happiest when friends are here, there's good food on the table and the wine and conversation is flowing. We off travelling for 2 years in December so hope to have lots to contribute!
My favorite things to cook
I love baking. We also eat alot of Thai, Italian, Mexican and fish.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Our mum always has a food theme for Christmas dinner, which has carried over into mine and my sister's lives. Whenever we go home mum always cooks our favourite desserts. Hunza pie is an old, old recipie and a favourite. Baking for the week on a Saturday with mum.
My cooking triumphs
Catering for my boyfriends birthday, a total of 50 people. Cooking for 30 people on a truck trip around Africa.
My cooking tragedies
There has been so many... The worst was my oven dying the day before my friends engagement party which i was baking a cake for. She ended up with a cheap store bought cake on the day..quite humiliating!
Recipe Reviews 7 reviews
Carrot and Cilantro Soup
This soup is amazing! I only had 1 400g (14 ounce)tin of tomatoes, so I used a litre (2.1 pints) of low salt vege stock instead. It's a lovely thick soup with a great texture. added a little extra cream at the end as our chilli was a burner!! Will definitely make again.

0 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: May 22, 2006
Best Ever New Zealand Pavlova
It's an easy recipe and turned out great. Only thing was it turned out a bit flat. I'd be open to any suggestions....

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: May 2, 2006
Bacon and Egg Breakfast Tarts
This has also become a regular at brunch gatherings for us! This recipe is pretty much perfect, I used whole pieces of bacon and wrapped them around the cups so it "hugs" the egg. I also added a teaspoon of Dijon mustard per 2 servings for extra flavour. Thanks for your yummy recipe!

59 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Apr. 23, 2006

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