slow now – osso bucco

Making osso bucco on a cold, slow Sunday in pajama pants with a glass of red and the fire on – good idea? I think so! With my blog book currently MIA and a recent blog birthday I thought it might be a good idea to re-share this early recipe. Enjoy; osso bucco 4 thick…

tortilla city – a bean version

Move over #tacotuesday and make way for #tortillatuesday! Perfectly paired with capsicum + corn salsa and guacamole. And of course you can enjoy wrapped up in a taco too. It has seriously been tortilla city at our place! A couple of Friday nights ago Cass felt like making tortillas with some ingredients we had around the…

soup, soup, a tasty, soup soup …I am gazpacho!

I am a summer soup Oh! This chilled soup is perfect for hot, summer days, and when you have a lot of tomatoes that need to be eaten! Cass and I often make it for dinner or lunch and make enough to keep in the freezer or take for our work lunch the next day….

the (cured) salmon dance – gravadlax

Cass and I have worked quantities out for 300g (as 2 x 150 g fillets) of fish. This works well as you can cure quickly. Most recipes will give quantities for 1-2 kg which will take 24-48 hours with turning of the fillet involved. The pictured serving idea is grilled sourdough (rye would also be…

beetlebum #2 – chocolate + beetroot muffins

These muffins are the moistest muffins you will ever have! I love the earthy – but sweetish – taste of the beetroot too – a great substitute for sugar here. If you don’t want a slight pink tinge on your fingertips for a little bit, wear gloves when you grate the beets! I made these…

chocolate & cigarettes – chocolate and almond cake

This seductive (like Julia Stone’s voice) chocolate cake recipe is from Stephanie Alexander’s – The Cook’s Companion. It’s an easy cake to make and is not too sweet. It’s a winner for impressive and easy entertaining, particularly if you have guests who are gluten intolerant. To take it to the next level, dust icing sugar over…

state of the tart – little lemon curd tarts

I made little lemon curd tarts with the leftover lemon curd after making Oh! You Pretty Things: https://crichtonscoop.wordpress.com/2016/08/19/oh-you-pretty-things/. The lemon curd recipe makes about 600 g of lemon curd. The short crust pastry (from Stephanie Alexander’s Cook’s Companion) made enough for 14 tarts (using 12 muffin tin tray). I put 75g of lemon curd within each…

oh! you pretty things

These lemon curd and meringue cupcakes are absolutely gorgeous. They can be made with or without (without can be frozen) the meringue. Both are equally as good as you can see in the pictures below. When you bite into one with meringue it does feel like you are inhaling a cloud – it is a very nice…