We had friends over at Easter, including the darling, Colette. Colette is a vegetarian and not a great fan of cooking so, over the years, whenever I came across a great, simple, vegetarian dish, I would give her the recipe. Belinda Jeffery’s Zucchini, Feta and Dill Pie, is one such recipe. Colette even got Mix and Bake for a birthday present one year. It is not a vegetarian book but Belinda’s books do include a significant number of vegetarian recipes. Continue reading
We were in the local newsagency the other day, buying birthday cards (it appears that most people I know have birthdays at the end of January) and the cover of Feast Magazine (Issue 18) jumped out at me. It was a decidedly better photo of this tart. 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?
We went to visit our friends, Maus and Jen, the other day and Maus gifted me with a beautiful cauliflower from her vegie patch. The next night when we were working out what to have for dinner, cauliflower was on the menu. 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
They tasted great but were quite time-consuming to make. Don’t do what we did, open a bottle of wine and start preparing at 6:00pm. We sipped as we cooked the cauliflower, toasted the pine nuts, fried the onion, chopped this and chopped that. Before we knew it, there was a very big dent in the bottle of wine but still no patties. It was a pretty late dinner and we were a little tipsy by the time we sat down. Luckily, we weren’t in a hurry and they were worth the effort. Continue reading
Maus chose this dish. It is probably not something I would have chosen to make but it tasted very good. It is amazing how wonderful simple dishes can be. It is perfect as a main for a vegetarian meal or as an accompaniment to a meat dish. Continue reading
As you all know, I have been to Sydney recently. We stayed at Adina Apartment Hotel in Surry Hills (which, by the way, I highly recommend – great value for money and perfect location) and Bill Granger’s bill’s was in the same building. We went there for lunch one day and I had the sweetcorn fritters with roasted tomato and bacon. It was very nice. So nice in fact that I decided to make it the other night. I don’t have any of Bill Granger’s books but thought I would see if I could find the recipe on the internet. Sure could. I was amazed how popular the recipe was. I found quite a few copies of it. It was, invariably, described by bloggers as the famous Bill Granger’s sweetcorn fritters.