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This is a super simple meal just throw it all in a roasting pan and roast until done, so it is a wonderful no fuss meal. Depending on how thick you cut the vegetables, if you cut into thicker chunks you will have to par boil or they will not be cooked when the lamb is done. Make sure to keep them in about the 2cm cube size and it can all go in together and will all come out cooked beautifully.

If you have been keeping up with the progress of my beautiful handcrafted camphor laurel chopping and cheese boards. My official site is finally finished and live so to see my full collection please click here.


4 x 4 French trimmed lamb cutlet racks
2 Cloves garlic, sliced thinly
2 Medium parsnips (500g), cut into 2cm cubes
2 Medium kumara (500g), cut into 2cm cubes
1/2 Cup fresh parsley, roughly chopped

Mustard Maple Glaze

50g butter
80ml Maple Syrup
2 Tablespoons wholegrain mustard


1. Preheat oven to 200c

Make mustard maple glaze

1. Combine all ingredients in a saucepan, cook, stirring, until slightly thickened


1. Make slits in the lamb, press garlic slices into slits, brush glaze over lamb racks. You will use about 2 tablespoons for this.

2. Combine remaining glaze with parsnip and kumara in a bowl.

3. Place vegetables in a baking dish top with lamb racks, roast, uncovered, about 20-25 Min’s or until vegetables are tender and lamb is cooked as desired.

4. Stir parsley into vegetables; serve with lamb.

All photos taken by me unless otherwise stated.

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For all those who have shown interest in my Eco friendly chopping and cheese boards my site is finally finished and live. I will be emailing those of you have contacted me personally with interest regarding these products. All prices shown are inclusive of local taxes and include shipping throughout Europecontact me part on the site if you wish items shipped to another country, for a quote. I am so excited that I can finally show people these beautiful boards, that are not only Eco friendly, but have a naturally occurring anti-bacterial property that makes them one of the safest food preparation surfaces to work on.

Please clickthis link to go direct to my site. Here are just a couple of examples of the boards so please go to my site to visit my full range.

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I am very excited about these boards I am introducing, my mother and I have been using these for years but I am just now starting this as a business and my official website should be finished in about a week to 10 days. Being Australian makes me proud to introduce something, handcrafted in Australia, by a solely run family business. Where they have prided themselves of not only being Eco friendly, but concentrating there time on producing some of the most beautifully handcrafted chopping and cheese boards you will ever see, with every attention payed to detail and quality

As a chef and someone who has catered, hygiene in the kitchen is of up most importance to me as well as having a quality product that is durable. I am using all my kitchen products often and have tested quite a few different chopping boards over the years and have found most wear out quite quickly. Plastic is not only a non-renewable resource but marks easily and if like me you use a lot of fresh produce like herbs and chillies you end up with shades of green and red as the food impregnates itself into the grain.

Also unlike other wooden chopping boards that are joined in several places, these boards come from one piece of timber so over time the board does not come apart like other wooden boards. Here are two that are not made from camphor laurel one is 8 months old and one is 15 months old not only are both split, but you can start see some of the discolouration from food. I do recognise there are boards out there that have been injected with anti-bacterial properties, but there is no guarantee that over time and repeated chopping it will break down as it is not a naturally occurring property throughout the wood.

I am aware that these boards carry a far heftier price tag than boards made from other materials. Unlike other boards these chopping board will probably last you until you take your last earth side breath.

These boards unlike others, have a naturally occurring anti-bacterial/microbial properties, which makes it one of the most effective food preparation surfaces as it inhibits bacterial growth.

I am also one for Eco friendly and doing what we can to make sure what we buy is coming from a sustainable source. This wood is made from the camphor laurel tree; this species is an invasive woody weed capable of aggressively replacing native trees along watercourses and on soil types which formerly supported rain forests. The infestation and spread of Camphor Laurel is aided by birds dispersing the seed and its spread is particularly prevalent in disturbed landscapes, thereby contributing to soil erosion and the demise of native Flora and Fauna.

Camphor Laurel has long been recognized as a serious environmental weed species in Australia, and control programs advocate integrated removal and replacement with native trees. Salvaging of Camphor Laurel provides a good source of ethically acceptable timber.

Whilst the photos I am posting give you an idea of the beauty of these boards nothing can do them justice like seeing them and feeling them first hand.
My Official Web Address: Click Here.

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