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
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
We also have more avocados and asparagus than we can eat. And soon it will be broccoli with this and broccoli with that.
Another grainy photo, this time, however, graininess is not a theme of the post. I can’t wait to get my hands on my camera. I swear I will never forget it again.
Chilli con carne is something I used to make quite a bit but haven’t done for ages. The recipe I use is from the Australian Women’s Weekly and, of course, I don’t have it with me. Such are the woes of living between two houses. There are Australian Women’s Weekly recipes on-line but it is such a long time since I made it, I didn’t know which, if any, of those I was reading was the actual recipe I used to make. In the end, I went with the taste.com.au recipe – on the basis they are, usually, reliable. And it was very enjoyable. Continue reading
That is: penne with sausage, walnuts and cream. It sounds so much more exotic in Italian.
The day I made this dish I wasn’t looking for anything exotic. I was just needing something, anything in fact, for dinner. Sometimes, when you have lots of cook books, it is harder to find something to cook than if you have only a few. It is a bit like when you have a limited wardrobe – it doesn’t take long to figure out what to wear but, when you have several wardrobes of clothes, the decision is significantly harder.
Sorry there haven’t been many posts of late. I haven’t been feeling like cooking for one reason or the other, the latest being, I have a bloody head cold. Waking up every morning with a headache is quite wearing. As a result of my lack of enthusiasm for cooking, we have been eating meat and three veg more often than not. Continue reading
At the beginning of the snow pea season, I searched my cookbooks on Eat Your Books for recipes featuring snow peas. I received less hits than I thought I would. This recipe is one of those hits. I made it with my first snow peas and we have had it quite a few times since. It tastes fantastic, is dead easy to make and uses my lovely, fresh, home-grown snow peas.