Asian beef and rice bowl

Asian beef and rice bowl

There are many addictions in the world and it would be remise of me not to admit to one of my own.  Cooking magazines.  Not quite as bad as cook books, although the only reason I buy magazines is because I have so many books that my shelving is beginning to look a [...]

Need to use - Banana

Yoghurt Banana Cake 2

As I mentioned in the first series of this subject, sometimes I find the most simple and delicious creations can be inspired by things that need to be used up.  This cake was inspired by some fast becoming blacker than the ace of spades bananas that were in our fruit bowl.  I was sick [...]

Need to use - Zucchini

Zucchini Slice

Sometimes I find the most simple and delicious creations can be inspired by things that need to be used up.  Like dinner this evening for example.  I had some smoked salmon that was on a wing and a pray and if not used today was heading for food heaven.  So I [...]

Mars Bar slice

Mars Bar Slice

Food can evoke some very powerful memories, especially of one’s childhood.  Being a competitive swimmer when I was younger meant that my diet consisted (mostly) of healthy, energy giving food with sweet treats being exactly that, a special treat.  One of the first delights I remember making with my Mum was [...]

Sushi trial

One of the things that I love about cooking is the constant learning that is involved.  It is filled with trials and tribulations as well as successes and celebrations.  Last night G & I decided we would attempt to make sushi for the first time.  Our effort definitely involved the former and not [...]

Caramalised onions

I was so pleased when I woke up this morning and the temperature had dropped overnight and that today was expected to be 30°C (86°F).  We have had so many days of hot weather, even up to 42°C (107°F), that it has made being in a small, hot kitchen rather difficult.  Given the [...]

Make your own - Port soaked figs

Port soaked figs

 

I almost ran out of port soaked figs!  To some of you that may not sound like a crisis but my pork fillet stuffed with wild rice, port soaked figs and marinated feta just won’t be the same without them.  So off I went to one of [...]

In need of a sweet treat - Orange polenta biscuits

Sweet treat with a twist

Today was one of those days when I sincerely appreciated how the world works. You know what I mean, when things just seem to work out for the best. This morning I was supposed to go for an early walk with a girlfriend I haven’t seen in some time, but unfortunately [...]

Hello world!

I entered the world of blogging in January 2010.  It was a little daunting at first, after admiring many pages of amazing stories, photos and recipes from talented people for some time, I felt like a very little fish in a big fishpond.  Nonetheless I have commenced the journey into webland and am [...]