Well, my month of no shopping is over. Despite not blogging very often, I did stick to the rules, and only bought breakfast for the family, and a little fruit. The total cost was about $45, or $1.50 a day. At the end of the month though, I haven’t been reduced to lentils and frozen… Continue reading The wrap up – May is over
It’s on again. My “don’t buy food for a month” challenge. Once again, my freezer is full of food, and once again my cupboards are full of things that I always mean to get to, but never do. So, May will be a month of eating from home. Tonight we had pumpkin risotto. Funnily enough, I’ve… Continue reading Around again!
I have always thought that the word ‘cookies’ was a relatively recent American import into Australia, yet here was Great Grandma Ethel using the word 80 years ago. You live, you learn. I’ll keep an eye out for ‘Peanut Butter’ and ’24/7′ while I’m at reading the rest of her recipes. This was a no fuss,… Continue reading Old English Ginger Cookies
I was chatting with a young friend about cooking and we were looking in Great Grandma’s recipe book. His eyes widened when he saw the recipe for cheese straws! Do you mean…? How do they…? We had a fun chat, imagining how good it would be to drink milk through a cheese straw. Then, being the… Continue reading Wide Eyed Wonder (Cheese Straws)
These look easy. That’s what I said. Aloud. To more than one person. And they are. Once you know what you’re doing. Probably. Batch one proved that the standard 20ml Australian tablespoon is bigger than what Grandma used. And I should know – I ‘ve seen the tablespoons. It also proved that in baking it’s… Continue reading Picking up my game (Fairy Cakes or Biscuits)
My admiration for Grandma Ethel is only increasing. This next recipe requires me to add enough water to make a dough, then 2 cups of flour, in that order. The first attempt was not even close, I guessed that about half a cup of water might be enough. What I ended up with was a… Continue reading Apple Layer Cake
Treasure I have a treasure here, that I’ve had for a few months, but has been around for a lot longer than that. It’s my great grandmother’s handwritten recipe book. I’d love to cook my way through it and discover some of our family’s heritage. My Great Grandma Ethel lived in Kulin in Western Australia. This… Continue reading A new look, a new challenge!