Hot drinks all day and constantly preheating the oven - that's how I would describe the last week or so. I feel like I should maybe pay for more of our household's electricity bill than the other housemates? So much baking and boiling of the kettle... I made these pistachio orange biscotti for the sole purpose of Maths dude and me having something to dip into our morning coffee. Mornings are a . . .
The Cook Better '16 theme for the month of May is PRESERVING! And just in the nick of time, a beautiful new cookbook just arrived in my mailbox that is allll about preserving things, and I'm so excited to get into it. It's called Not Just Jam. We're talking jams, jellies, chutneys, fruit pastes, cordials, sauces. I'm going to go out on a limb and say things like ice cream and smoked meats can . . .
Life has been so full and happy lately. There's been weddings, visits from and to interstate friends, travel planning, and bakingbakingbaking. Maths dude and I spent last weekend in Cairns, the place I spent all of my school holidays travelling to while I was in boarding school. For non-Australian readers, Cairns is a regional city situated in far north Queensland, about a 2.5 hour flight from . . .
Since the soda water incident towards the start of my month-long drinking ban, one thing has become very clear: I need a drink. I don't mean an alcoholic one; I'm talking about something I can drink out of a nice glass while those around me sip on their beer or bourbon, something a little bit more exciting than soft drink or water. I decided it was time to consult the bible, aka the book tome that . . .