Haselnuss Spritzgebäck

The cookie jars are empty, except for a few delicious biscotti and a half a jar of ginger snaps, so it’s time to make something new. I’m casting caution to the wind today and am making not one new, untested recipe, but two. Starting with Haselnuss Spritzgebäck that I basically clobbered together from recipes IContinue reading “Haselnuss Spritzgebäck”

Eddie Cooks

Well, there he actually eats, but in today’s long delayed blog, he is going to be cooking. For those who don’t know, Eddie is actually a very good cook. He does excellent Peranakan, Sichuan, assorted Chinese and especially good Thai food. It just takes him a very long time to start making anything, because beforeContinue reading “Eddie Cooks”

Project: Chapati

You may be wondering what an infinity pool has to do with a stack of chapati. Sometimes one needs a bit of an incentive to start on a cooking project and to be invited to the coutryside for a long weekend is one such incentive. Eddie and I are pretending that we have gone onContinue reading “Project: Chapati”

More Tales of the Super Potato

“He who does not love potatoes does not love life!” Cicero Or maybe not. As dear Cicero died in 43BC (assassinated, I’m sorry to say), he could not have ever tried a potato. Though they were cultivated some 10,000 years ago in modern day Peru and Bolivia, they did not make their way to EuropeContinue reading “More Tales of the Super Potato”

A Beautiful Tray of Roast Peppers fit for a Sunday Feast

Capsicum are a pretty vegetable. Which of course they are not. They are actually a fruit, if we are to be pedantic. Just like the tomato, they belong to the nightshade family. When I make this dish, I like to choose as many different colours of capsicum as I can find, because unlike zucchini, whichContinue reading “A Beautiful Tray of Roast Peppers fit for a Sunday Feast”

A Sunday Feast – Slow Roast Lamb

I was going to share this recipe with you yesterday, but then I ended up doing instead of writing. Eddie and I had some friends over for lunch and I broke my cardinal rule and made something I’d never cooked before, which is generally a bad idea. Of course you will know that it workedContinue reading “A Sunday Feast – Slow Roast Lamb”

Leek & Ham Gratin

Gratins have gone completely out of fashion. I guess it’s a kind of a 1950s Hausfrau dish and together with stuffed vegetables, it’s gone off and retired. Which is terrible, really, because a good well made gratin is a wonderful dish. Served with rice or potatoes it makes an entire meal and is just deeplyContinue reading “Leek & Ham Gratin”