OMG, it is summer. I have been neglecting this blog big time. I still intend writing posts but never seem to get around to actually doing it. Maybe this post will be the start of a flurry of activity. I really don’t have any excuses. It is just that I have been writing this blog for nearly 7 years and wonder whether anyone really cares whether I write a post or not. Are blogs still popular? I don’t even know that.
Another reason for my lack of activity is we haven’t been cooking many new things lately… but last week we did. We had two nice Asian-style salads in anticipation of summer. And this recipe, in particular, was very nice. It was so delightful, in fact, that I decided to made a grand effort and take a photo of it. Continue reading
Hello, hello, hello.
Geez, you wouldn’t know that this is a food blog, would you? I have really lost my cooking mojo of late. Essentially, we have primarily been focusing on tried and true recipes that have already featured on this blog. We have tried a few new recipes and I have even snapped photos of them but, to be honest, they weren’t stand outs so I didn’t bother preparing a post. Continue reading
Geez, I was lucky to get this photo. I put a halt to all eating to get it, and I was just in time. We started with 24.
Shane Delia, in the preamble to this recipe, says it is all about the pastry and I think he is right. It is very light and flaky. Continue reading
I must tell you my chicken and garlic story. It was 1982 and we were in Singapore. We were on our way home after a year in Europe and we weren’t staying at the flashest hotel in town.
We decided to eat at the hotel restaurant and I ordered chicken and garlic. Well, I certainly got my money’s worth in story currency. You see, there were 51 cloves of garlic and about three pieces of chicken. When it arrived, we laughed and laughed and laughed. I ate the three pieces of chicken and counted the garlic. We were not as familiar with garlic then as we are now. 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
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.