April 21, 2011

Happy Easter

I know I said I was coming back, but your right....this is ridiculous!

It has been a very busy week this side of the bridge. We are lucky enough to have some of our old U.S friends drop on by for the past week, so when I haven't been working I have enjoyed a few drops of vino and an awful lot of chatting. I am please to also tell you that I have some great recipes up my sleeve for next week, so stay tuned.

For now, I thought I would share in an older blog I did an Easter or two ago when I had enough time on my hands to make my own hot cross buns.
 I can't remember the last time I did a re-post, but these buns are so easy and delicious, I just had to make sure I shared them with you all.


Seeing as I took the afternoon off from work to do my shopping for our camping trip this weekend, I had better make hay while the sun shines!


April 11, 2011

Book to share "Tart and Sweet"

 OK it is time for me to remove myself from my blogging slump.

I don't know what's got into me lately. I feel like all my food is boring, nothing worth telling the world about and who really wants to read another of my burger blogs?? Yes, that's right I have been on a bit of a burger mission.
I've decided to ride it out and not bore you lovely readers with yet another picture of deliciously seared beef patties that have been layered with 101 different toppings and dutifully wedged between a burger bun that has been lightly grilled and lathered in mayo, chutney and or mustard.......dammit that craving is starting all over again!

Right, moving swiftly along.  I am so excited today and I am hoping my parcel in the post is going to flip on a switch and make me want to cook exciting meals again.
You see, my good friend Jessie Knadler has been working all winter with chef Kelly Geary on a delectable book all about canning, pickling and a few other fabulous butters, relishes etc... Tart and Sweet is a beautiful book to flip through, salivate over and maybe make you want to give canning a go.
 If you're not so sure you are up for a spot of canning then the girls have recipes for quick and easy salsas, pickled veggies and delicious syrups you can store in the fridge, just waiting for you to whip up a batch of pancakes on the weekend. I have to say I am really, really keen on the Asian carrot and daikon pickles and maybe after that the spiced pear and cardamom butter, yummm!

The photos are absolutely stunning and leave you wanting more. Actually if I was really honest, I'd like a buffet of all the photos lined up (in the flesh of course) so I could sit around and just graze!

Congratulations Jessie and Kelly, you have a wonderful book out on the shelves that you must be so proud of. And to my readers, if you haven't had a chance to flip through it at your local bookstore then do as I did and hop online and order your copy today.

I'm just wondering if there are any fiddleheads in Australia?