Turkey timers? Nah. Wiggle the legs, poke in the skewer… Juices clear? Good to go.
Category: Cook’s notes
Traditional filo is tissue-thin and can be temperamental to work with. Speed is required to get it buttered or oiled, rolled and shaped before it becomes brittle and shatters into flakes. In the last decade or so I have noticed that the brand of filo I use is a tad thicker than previously, which does […]
Don’t despair if your first attempts produce holey shredded dough (mine did!) because with a little practice you’ll soon be turning out silky smooth sheets of pasta like a pro.
Easy when you know how
The chooks are going off! Spring fever. Laying like crazy. That’s good!
Fluffy and creamy but not at all rich … Clevedon Buffalo spreads.
Crackling. CRUNCHY crackling. Gorgeously golden, so fingerlickin’ salty, and so perfectly crackled you hear it shatter in your ears, and all lined with a layer of sweet creamy fat that melts on your tongue. OMG! Died and gone to heaven with this one.
Understand the magic of allspice … it can add layers of flavour to savoury and sweet dishes.
There’s still plenty in the garden to keep the bees happy.
You better believe this …
Deal to them – no mercy – lop the tops off the buggers along with any other spiky unloveable parts.
White & green asparagus in a puddle of browned butter with toasty crumbs and a poached egg on top … well, you can’t get much better than that for a fancy pants brunch or lunch.
A 101 on asparagus – a good read!
Ohhhh … would you look at that! Zero prep. Zero leftovers. Scrumptious.
Feta baked until golden brown around the edges is very nutty and not so salty as fresh feta. It’s scrumptious!
A handful of really useful tips.
If someone asks you what you want for your birthday …
If I hadn’t seen it with my own eyes …
Barley is a versatile grain and makes a pilaf that is damn near as good as risotto, except you don’t have to stir!
Barley has become one of my favourite comfort foods, not just cooked in soup, but added to a stew, threaded through a roasted vegetable salad or steamed in a pilaf.
A right little head-turner!
Fresh bay, strongly aromatic, like pine needles, eucalypt and lemon all crushed together, with a scattering of floral blossoms on top.
What’s this little bundle of joy?
Read the 101 of jam making here and you’ll be away … tips galore!
The health benefits of garlic are ramped up several notches in black garlic. You’ve got to read this…
They might look like apples in this picture, but they’re just foolin’ wid ya!
Add a squirt of lemon to blueberries – it brings them alive!