I received a cheesemaking kit for Xmas. Having made feta a couple of times, I decided to branch out and try haloumi. People were interested on twitter, so here it is: the process of making haloumi from scratch. Well, from milk. If you have a dairy goat or cow, more power to you: you can really make it from scratch…. Read more →
My 11 year old and I were discussing recently what we might give to his teacher for a Christmas/end of year gift this year. Mr M is a lovely young bloke and this has been his first year of full time teaching, so I figure he’s likely to enjoy getting individual gifts from the kids as much as, or even… Read more →
Warming bellies with cream of mushroom soup, slow cooked meat, apple crumble and other noms. What are you cooking this winter?
I’ve been cooking a lot of soups and stews lately, plus even more roasts than usual. What’s everybody else found specially nommish while it’s cold?
If you’ve already blogged some recipes, please do link!
I … may have mentioned no-knead bread once or twice before. My method has roots in the NYT/The Minimalist recipe, but I’ve eliminated several steps over time, and am still happy with the results. This recipe is wonderful for people short on time or spoons. It is a high-water, low-yeast, long-rise recipe where time does the work of developing the… Read more →
[SPOILERS for the Masterchef Australia finale.] The Daily Telegraph ran a little fluff piece on tonight’s winner of Masterchef Australia. It was released on their news website just before the end of the show, leading some to be a little unhappy about the spoilers. The article is reproduced at the masterchef_au livejournal community, and there’s a screenshot at Simon T… Read more →
[repost of a favourite recipe] This soup has much the same base as a Laksa, but not so much coconut cream. I tend to use low fat versions of the coconut and chicken stock, but that’s an option. Fresh Asian vegetables can be used instead of tinned, or one could use tinned Asian mushrooms instead of fresh. This really is… Read more →
I realised, after posting the last batch of soap photos, that I had two batches that I never got around to photographing! I was down to only one or two bars of each set, so I didn’t get to cherrypick like I usually do – these are the dregs of the batches. Luckily, these batches just happened to turn out… Read more →
This soup has much the same base as a Laksa, but not so much coconut cream. I tend to use low fat versions of the coconut and chicken stock, but that’s an option. Fresh Asian vegetables can be used instead of tinned, or one could use tinned Asian mushrooms instead of fresh. This really is best with chicken. The lemongrass… Read more →