I was flipping through Jamie Oliver’s jamie does ….. the other day, looking for our favourite meatball recipe. I should do a post on them but they wouldn’t be particularly photogenic – they look just like meatballs. They taste great, though. If you have the book, make them. They are on page 196.
Anyway, as I was saying, I was flipping through jamie does … and it fell open at page 22, Best Chorizo and Tomato Salad in the World. Now, there is a big call! The recipe called for both cherry tomatoes and normal sized tomatoes. I was instantly interested. We had it for lunch that day and, I must say, as promised by Jamie, it was very, very tasty. Continue reading
As you all know, I am a bit of a Belinda Jeffery fan. I find I actually use her cookbooks as compared to reading them. Don’t get me wrong. I love to read cookbooks but how much better is it when you make something from one book time and time again?
Whilst those in the northern hemisphere may be lamenting the end of a short summer, I am lamenting the end of an equally short winter. Many moan about having 9 months of winter and 3 months of summer but not me. We have 9 months of summer and 3 months of winter. Continue reading
Retirement is a wonderful thing. I haven’t really waxed lyrical about it on this blog but I do to everyone who is willing to listen. It is the time to do all those things you didn’t have time to when you were working. I don’t want to bore you with the details of my previous existence, except to say, there wasn’t much spare time ….
This recipe caught my eye when it appeared in Cuisine magazine in 2008 and, now I am retired, I have finally made it. It lived up to all my expectations. Continue reading
When was the last time you had tabouli? It was certainly ages for me. But the other day I had lots, and I mean lots, of parsley in the fridge and tabouli is the best thing I know to use up parsley, so tabouli it was. Continue reading
Faisinjan (Chicken with walnuts and pomegranates)
I found this recipe in Jane Grigson’s Fruit Book and also in Joy of Cooking (the 1975 edition). In Joy of Cooking, the dish is called Persian Chicken. The relative proportions of the ingredients were slightly different but they were, substantially, the same recipe. Continue reading
Summer is over in Perth but we are still having beautiful sunny days that lend themselves to outdooor lunches with friends and that is exactly what we did last week, with our wonderful friends, Deb and Gail.
This is a simple, light salad that won’t weigh you down for the rest of the day.
The spice mixture for the chicken is Madhur Jaffrey’s Murgh ke mazedar tukray from her small cookbook, Quick & Easy Indian Cookery. It is a gem of a book. We have tried a lot of the recipes from it. Continue reading
It is still warm in Perth.
The other night, we were trying to work out what to have for dinner. We wanted something light and simple. I went to Eat Your Books. I love that website. It tells me that I have 15, 845 recipes on my bookshelf (and they are just the ones they have indexed). I shudder to think how many I actually do have – more like 30,000 I would think… that should keep me busy.
I typed in ‘lettuce’ and ‘coriander’. I love coriander and thought a salad incorporating coriander would be nice and refreshing. Up popped (along with many others) this lovely fresh salad. It has the never-fail combination of prawns, mango and avocado. I was off to the shop in no time. Continue reading