Everyone has their favourite pumpkin soup recipe. My favourite is one I have posted before – Pumpkin, cashew and coriander soup. It is a beauty (check it out here) but it does take a bit of effort. And there are plenty of times when effort does not figure. For those times, I have been dreaming of a recipe my mum used to make. I had it hand written in my recipe book but somehow I lost it. I did ask my sisters but to no avail. I remembered the ingredients – chicken stock, pumpkin, tomatoes and onion but I couldn’t remember the proportions.
Ok … the name does not sound very enticing and the photo is a shocker but dinner tasted so good I have decided to press on regardless.
I have had rabbit with mustard once before but I am sure the last time I had it it would have been called lapin à la moutarde. Now that sounds better – much more sophisticated. Continue reading
Chicken à la Tunisienne is a very fancy name for what is not much more than a respectable take on the infamous 70’s dish apricot chicken. Was apricot chicken as popular in other countries as it was in Australia? It was big time popular here. I know my mum made it and so did Maus’ mum (Though, her mum was a bit more posh than mine. She sprinkled flaked almonds on her apricot chicken!!). Continue reading
I am sure you will all be glad to hear, we have finally moved. I honestly can’t believe how much work was involved in downsizing. I thought I would never stop cleaning and gardening and putting things in boxes. Continue reading
Today called for something simple as I had delegated cooking dinner to Maus. I had three good reasons for this. I was making tomato sauce and bread rolls AND I have a tooth ache. Well, I think it is a tooth ache. The pain is radiating down the left side of my jaw so it is hard to blame one tooth in particular. The dentist reckons he has found some infection under a crown and prescribed huge amounts of antibiotics. I don’t like taking antibiotics but am too frightened not to in case I end up with a full blown abscess under the crown. Anyway, I was feeling sorry for myself and figured I had enough on my plate so dinner was Maus’ responsibility.
Hello, everyone. I am back but I am not sure whether you can say I am back with a vengeance. Only time will tell. I have, at last, started doing a bit of cooking. Now it is time to start taking photos and get back into blogging. These photos were snapped on the run last night. Continue reading
It certainly feels like I have been away. I have definitely been away from both this blog and Bridgetown. I hadn’t been here for ages.
As you know, I had been in Perth cleaning and gardening and packing. The house now looks so good it was very hard to sign the management authority – there were even a few tears. But I did it and now we are looking for tenants. Normally, that would be the easy part but Perth is a boom-bust town and, at the moment, it is going through a ‘bust’ so it is harder than usual to find tenants. Continue reading