Who remembers The Cook and the Chef? I used to love that show.
I started out a real Maggie Beer fan. I mean I really loved her. I have eight of her cookbooks which is not a bad effort. I even have autographed copies of her first two books, Maggie’s Orchard and Maggie’s Farm and, thanks to Maus, an autographed copy of Maggie’s Harvest. Continue reading
Hello, everyone. This is one of the three bean-themed recipes I made when we had our glut of beans. I really wanted to post it since I know next year, when we are in bean glut, I will have no idea where to find it. One of the other recipes is on a similar vein but it has more ingredients. This one is dead simple and tasted just as good.
I was watching “Gardening Australia” on Friday night, as you do in the country 😦 , and a segment came on which really warmed the cockles of my heart.
It was about a lady named Pat and her vegetable garden. Pat is in her 90s and still tends to the garden with the help of her son, granddaughter and great granddaughter. Continue reading
Did I mention that we have a lot of corn at the moment? The first day back from our holidays, I picked 14 cobs and, two days later, eight more. We, usually, have a glut this time of the year and go into corn fritter mode. I have previously posted Bill Grangers’ sweetcorn fritters with roasted tomatoes and bacon and corn & ricotta cakes with roasted tomatoes and pesto from Delicious magazine. If you are inundated with corn or love corn fritters, I recommend both recipes but, for us, it was time to try something new. Continue reading
Firstly, I must apologise for the photo. It was the best that I could do. 😦 And it took me ages to finalise. I was determined to write a post on this dish but when I looked at the photos I took, there was nothing that looked remotely enticing.
Friends often say they like my photos and I explain to them that I usually take lots and lots of exactly the same thing and the one that appears in the blog is the best of the lot. Also, I do spend an inordinate amount of time in Photoshop correcting the composition, lighting, colour, focus, etc. But there is only so much you can do. If the photo is bad, bad, bad, you only end up with a well lit, well focused, bad photo. So it was with the head photo. Continue reading
When I was in Iran, I really wanted to buy a cookbook. I can think of no better souvenir from a country than a nice thick tome on their fare. But alas, the only English written cookbook I found was the Australian Women’s Weekly More Slow Cooking. I am afraid that wasn’t what I had in mind.