There’s nothing like putting your intentions out on the internet to get the creative juices flowing. I’ve been cooking up a storm, baking bread,cooking soup, and bottling beetroot. Day two I cooked this lot up to be a tomato, broad bean and basil pasta. I also made pumpkin soup for the weekend. I like making… Continue reading Day three. A cooking frenzy.
Two posts in two days! But I have to tell you about our attempts at chabichou (Persian feta) at home. Firstly, the overnight esky worked a treat in keeping the test water warm, so we haven’t been shopping for fish tank supplies ( see yesterday’s post if this doesn’t make sense to you) my 29… Continue reading Home cheese making
Our good friends are headed off to Indonesia for a few years, so I’ve made the next recipe in the book to take for afternoon tea. It worked just fine, first time. I didn’t keep an exact eye on the time it was in the oven but it was just under an hour when it… Continue reading In which we farewell good friends (Marble Cake)
Thank you to those concerned people who have been enquiring after my health after a prolonged silence on the blog. I’m not dying, or even a little bit sick! Here are my excuses. a) Playing oboe in a school production b) students and kids in the local eisteddfod c) casual teaching work aplenty d) painting a… Continue reading In which I explain that I’m not sick, merely busy (Gingerbread without eggs)
Spiced sandwich is a winner. Moist, and nicely spicy . Definitely one to make again, and one of only a couple I’d happily recommend to one and all. (Nutties being the other real favourite, and English Ginger cookies, but with double the ginger next time) Once again, the recipe was just a list of ingredients and some nebulous… Continue reading Finally, a good ginger hit (Spiced Sandwich)
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 had a new helper in the kitchen today. My nephew came to visit from country Western Australia, and since we were the only two up at the crack of dawn, we cooked together. Today’s recipe was “Putties”. I have never heard of these biscuits before, and an internet search brought up nothing, other than… Continue reading Putties (the family comes to stay from WA)