A blast from the past … if ever there was one.

 

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It has been ages since I made a dish like this.  In fact, I am pretty confident it has been, at least, 30 years.

That means these avocado bowls have been sitting in my cupboard, unused, for 30 years.  I can hardly believe it.  They were a Christmas gift from my sister, Juanita, when avocado entrées were all the rage.  They were used regularly, at the time, but had long since been forgotten. Continue reading

The day I made Jane Grigson’s Broccoli and Chicken Gratin

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This month, the Cookbook Guru’s feature cookbook is Vegetable Book, by Jane Grigson.  As I didn’t have it, I ordered it from Book Depository.  That was after two weeks or so of wresting with myself.  I know very well I don’t need another cookbook but I decided, ‘Ahh! What the hell?  It’s only $20’.

jane-GrigsonThe Vegetable Book arrived a couple of weeks ago.  It is a classic, if ever there was one.  I was quite looking forward to its arrival.  I have Jane Grigson’s Fruit Book and love it.

The first thing I did was open up the cucumber chapter. Nothing really appealed so I went to the bean chapter.  Again, nothing appealed so I moved on to the avocado chapter and then, in desperation, the broccoli chapter.  I stopped there.  I was happy to buy the book but I wasn’t going to go out and buy vegetables when our house is overflowing with them. Continue reading