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{ Monthly Archives } January 2012

Bouncy

I got home from work. I made dinner. Then I made a flognarde. Then I made pesto. Then I made hummus. Then I made a roast eggplant, capsicum, feta, pesto and shallot quiche. I’m thinking of baking bran muffins. I also made yoghurt and soda and iced tea and refilled all the water bottles in […]

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Heavy Crumpetting (*snork*)

If you were paying close attention, you would recall how I declared a set of things I wanted to learn hot to cook. The Learn-How List! Today I kicked off with one of the hardest.  A cooking challenge that has eluded me for some years now, and whose rewards are potentially legion. Crumpets. I love […]

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Foodin’ challenges

You might not have noticed, but it recently became a new year. That means we observe the fact that, since 1 January 2011, the planet has done approximately one loop around the sun. It also means bloggers whip themselves into a foam of introspection, self-reflection and planning, usually expressed through lists such as “Top 10 […]

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Things we are bothered about

Food bloggers, listen up. The following must stop immediately: 1. Referring to food as naughty, sinful, etc. This isn’t the Dark Ages: I think we can stop tying values of good and evil to the freaking bread basket. These value judgements are not useful. Fer Christ’s sake — no, scratch that: for the sake of […]

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Page flicking

Three more excellent reads for you to think about: A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail – Bill Bryson More than anything in the world right now I want to go bushwalking. I have a fruity French dessert cooling on the bench; a cup of tea beside me; an awesome job […]

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Big Red Love

In my house there’s a big red pot and that big red pot gets more big red love than anything else in the kitchen. Okay, maybe not more. The wok and the enormous mixing bowl probably are equal contenders. But I love that dern pot. Originally bought for the purposes of making no-knead bread (you […]

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“Well, what is there to eat?”

“Get off, Napoleon! Make yourself a dang quesadilla!” And so the legend was born. Inspired by Napoleon Dynamite, a friend of the awesome ilk invented the Dang Quesadilla. Take yourself some tortillas — homemade unless you’re a lazyboneroo, and I’ll get to that in a sec — and spread half with chopped banana and a […]

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Claf goes plus good

Man, clafoutis, am I right? Yes. The answer is yes. Clafoutis, in case you just walked in and are too dumb to do the Google, is a French dish where you take raw, sherry-drizzled cherries and pour a thickened custard-type batter over the top, then bake until the custard cooks. Top with toasted slivered almonds […]

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Why?

Why is this so great? Fucked if I know, but it was fast, easy, and they taste good. Plus I revelled in my independent adulthood and ate the jam straight from the jar. Stand back, bitches.

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Success narrowly evaded in local kitchen!

It was a close thing. I mean, I thought I would easily escape success when I decided to make crème brûleé with soy milk. C’mon, doesn’t that sound like disaster? But after suffering through the success of my soy-based clafoutis and the soy crème caramel — both terrible, terrible victories that left all tasters stricken with […]

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