This has been on my to-blog list for over a year. I almost feel like I've been keeping it from you, but there's no better opportunity to bring it out than now - the dog days of summer. Tonight, we're going to serve this with some barbecued rump cap and Yorkshire puddings, so I figured I'd make it early enough to take some photos with the nice morning light that comes into the kitchen. This salad . . .
In the spirit of creating foods from scratch this month, I decided a bean soaking was in order. I'm guilty of regularly buying cans of lentils to use as my veg protein for dinner. It really does seem like a wasted opportunity to save money when it's so easy to prepare dried beans at home. Plus, all of those cans! They can't be doing any favours for the environment. You know one thing that's only . . .
I was inspired by Josie's post to come up with some food "goals" for 2016. It's about challenging yourself to expand your skills in the kitchen by approaching new-to-you aspects of cooking, or anything that interests you, really. For example, it can revolve around themes (bush tucker, Cuban food), techniques (pastry lamination, macarons), equipment (barbecue, dehydrator) or alternative baking . . .
IT'S MANGO SEASON. Have you have had the joy of biting into the sweet flesh of a tropical mango? It is the thing I look forward to most every summer. After buying and devouring my first mango of the season, I started thinking... why would I make my weekly batch of banana bread when I could use pureed mango instead? There are many examples of fruit purees other than bananas being used in . . .
This is a story about cheese rolls. Whilst in Dunedin last month, Maths dude and I attempted to seek out the best coffee and food in town (I don't mean to say that like I just make casual trips to Dunedin all the time, I wish I could though). We rolled up here and I was a snotty mess so I ordered soup with "cheese rolls". Cheese rolls sound pretty nondescript, right? Like they could just be . . .
Our New Zealand trip is about to draw to a close! We just arrived in Dunedin, and I already wish we had more time left to explore this Scottish city. Tomorrow we are heading back to Christchurch for a final night, then we're heading back to Brisbane! I have contracted a Southland cold, yay. But I have a bed like a cloud here, and I have tea and a couch. In NZ I have: - seen lots of cool . . .
BRRRRRR! Things are getting extremely nippy here in the Vegas* so I wanted to post a recipe for soup tout de suite, because AUTUMN! Autumn is glorious. Of course, this cooler weather is making it all too easy to nestle under a blanket and watch Gossip Girl all day, only getting up to nuke some soup and then dump kidney beans, coriander, yoghurt and lime juice on it. And tea. Oh, so many cups of . . .