avid reader,garden lover and curious cook...recently taken up knitting.
Author Archives: Sour Cherries and Other Delights
Plump, fresh, fragrant home-grown garden tomatoes… These remind me again of my dear friend Midge rushing into our kitchen one hot Brisbane summer, writing down this recipe on an old envelope & telling me I just had to make it … Continue reading
Traditional Iranian New Year Dish I’ve taken this recipe from my very old and favourite “A Book of Middle Eastern Food” by Claudia Roden. Beautiful fresh, green & light…to eat with a crunchy green leafy salad…or just as finger food…a … Continue reading
Quick & Flexible Solution for”One of Those” Days Ingredients: Noodles, any fresh herbs, any vegetable flavourings, left-over meat or other protein, stock ,wine or water. The variations are endless. This is the latest from our fridge and pantry…by no means … Continue reading
Fennel is the most delicious Autumn and Winter vegetable . Cold weather comfort food! Dry beans soaked overnight then simmered with seasonings (onion,carrot,celery,parsley, pepper & salt pork/ham hock) till tender. Fennel quartered, then lightly caramelised in olive oil, doused … Continue reading
After a Spinach & Fetta Pide attempt, I thought I’d try a similar dough recipe using a minced meat filling.The usual olive oil onions and garlic are cooked with the meat and spices then fresh tomato, butter & lemon juice … Continue reading
A simple, quick and delicious omlette . Bacon,red onion, asparagus, broadbeans (skinned). Add 6 eggs,goat’s cheese & seasoning.
Plum conserve, plum tart, plum cake, Chinese plum sauce, baked plums, stewed plums The plums are finished… we’ve definitely had enough and the resident and migratory birds have had their annual treat as well …We’ve given so many away, eaten … Continue reading
I love the idea of being able to produce a healthy, nutritious and delicious bread. My Indian students who gave me their delectable fresh homemade flatbreads to try made me wish that such a tradition could be part of my … Continue reading
The flowers are dazzling and the growth of the zucchini itself defying belief… almost triffid-like … if you look away they double in size- but snatched first thing with their gorgeous flower still open they are tender and delectable. Inspired … Continue reading