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.
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
Thanks, Al, for our lovely reindeers
I would like to wish everyone a very happy Christmas.
I hope you all have a wonderful day tomorrow, a wonderful week and a healthy and prosperous new year. For those who work, have a big rest and to those who don’t, thank your blessings. I know I do, everyday.
I have had lots and lots of new followers lately. To them, I would like to say “Hello” and “Welcome”. I hope you stick around and enjoy what you see.
To the old faithfuls, “I love you lots.”
The other day, we had one of those rare days in WA when it rains all day. A couple of years ago, I wrote a post called ‘One Perfect Day’. It was one of those days. I just love rainy days. You can’t go outside and work. All you can do is stay inside and play. Yippee! Well … I guess you could do housework but that would be silly.
Because we had all day, I thought we would make something a bit different for dinner. If we are busy outside, we usually have what we can whip up in the shortest time. Continue reading
Maus went shopping the other day and on the shopping list was half a celery. We were going to make a chicken dish that required one stalk. I had already thought I could make a pot of pea and ham soup to use up some of the celery I knew would be left over.
Instead of half a celery, Maus came home with one very large celery. It appears that the half celery was nearly as expensive as the full one and Maus can never forego a bargain. I did explain to her that it is only a bargain if you need it but I have made that point, off and on, for over 35 years now, to no avail. Continue reading