I was cooking dinner this evening – Tuna Mornay – an old favourite. Now, over time I have been careful about particular food items and sensitivities. The mornay starts with cooking the onion in butter. Next is to add flour to make a roux (butter and flour mixed together to make a paste). I used gluten-free flour. All good so far. Next item to add was the milk – soy milk of course. Then I […]
For many months I ordered my weekly grocery shopping online and had it delivered to my kitchen benchtop. For a number of reasons I returned to shopping in store. It was interesting to note that I stopped purchasing many of the items that were on “my usuals” list online. Going back to the store meant more options and opportunities to change habits. It occurred to me that life is a bit like that! I can […]
If you could only eat one food for an entire year, what would you choose? Here is my choice :-). What would your choice be? (Image from http://www.roadfood.com)
This is a photo of me taken in the last couple of years. Each year I make Christmas Puddings following my mother-in-law’s recipe. When she passed away I inherited her bowls, old kitchen scales, rolling pin (to crush the almonds) and even the frayed apron. The responsibility for producing the Christmas Pudding is now solely up to me! Such responsibility :-). I still have the apron and don’t have the heart to throw it out […]
If you’re feeling blah, what is the one thing you do that you can count on to put a smile on your face? I think this would do the trick for me :-). What about you?
I have been making a special effort to cook something different each week that I have never cooked before. Tonight I am cooking RICE PORK LARB – click HERE for original recipe and instructions INGREDIENTS 1.5 cups of jasmine rice, rinsed I tablespoon of peanut oil I tablespoon of chopped lemon-grass (I will have to see if my neighbour has some or I will be using a lemon!) 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped 500g of […]
Each week I am trying a new dish that I have never cooked before. This is what I cooked today! TASTE OF HOME – Click on the link below for the web version of the recipe Best Veal Scallopini Ingredients 2 veal cutlet (about 4 ounces each) 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour Salt and pepper to taste 3 tablespoons butter, divided 1 tablespoon olive oil 1/4 pound fresh mushrooms, thinly sliced 1/3 cup chicken broth 2 […]
Click Here for Recipe for Shrimp Satay with Peanut Sauce I am cooking a new dish each week that I have never cooked before. This week I found a recipe from another WordPress blogger – http://www.thegourmetwino.wordpress.com. I served it with fresh, home-grown silver beet. It was very nice. I could get to like cooking 🙂
As part of my challenge to be more creative, I decided I would cook something that I have never cooked before. I found a recipe for chicken cooked with spices from a cookbook called Indian Cooking for Australia by Gladys Roach. Here is the recipe for Masala Murghi. We enjoyed eating it and now that I have a better selection of spices I will experiment with another recipe next week :-).
This is probably a bit ‘out there’ but I thought it might be interesting to see what other people around the world (i.e. other bloggers) get in their weekly grocery order. I thought it could have a multicultural flavour to it and we could get a comparative idea about the cost of living in different places. This list is recent and includes some special items for Christmas puddings and caters for some anticipated guests as […]