Tag: cooking the books

Cooking the Books…and how to make Empire Slice

As I’ve been banging on for a few weeks now, I’m deep in deadline territory. That’s ok- I tend to respond well to dates and milestones. It’s settled into a bit of a manic rhythm: corporate gig during the week, blogging during… Read More

How to make oaty ginger slice…

  My Kiwi BFF used to make lolly cakes for work morning teas. It was one of those fridge set cakes that involved a lot of condensed milk, some crushed malt biscuits, chopped lollies and desiccated coconut. It’s then sliced so the lollies… Read More

Cooking the Books…

The kitchen smelt very much like anzac biscuits, but gingery anzac biscuits. Or what gingery anzac biscuits would smell like if they were turned into the base of a gingery anzacy slice. In the oven was the ginger oaty slice from The… Read More

How to make Squid, Mint and Coriander Salad with Roasted Rice

We have a new barbecue. It was meant to be our Christmas present to each other last year, but hubby couldn’t decide what he wanted. He’s not great with decisions. Anyways, we got this new barbecue the other week, and we built… Read More

How to make: perfect ricotta dumplings

I love a good gnocchi, but it can be a tad difficult to get right. Unless you want something with enough rubber to deal with a Sydney highway in a rainstorm, you need to dry the spuds out properly, and not over… Read More

How to make the best tomato sambal…

So anyways, last night we decided to attempt to recreate the grilled fish extravaganza we had at Tanah Lot the other week…minus the cliffs, the romance, the waves, the bintang and the really bad singers. If you asked my husband, he’d also… Read More

Cooking the books…and how to make Kra Pow Chicken

This week has been seriously tough- no extra deadlines, just a whirlwind of chaotic activity in the office and a myriad of tiny issues that together have turned the afternoon commute into a nightmare. What can I say? Suburbia and Sydney traffic…. Read More

Cooking the books…Week 3

Inspired by my friend Mel over at The Cooks Notebook, I’ve taken on the challenge to cook from as many of my cookbooks this year as I can. What came out of the books and onto the table this week? Wednesday The… Read More

Cooking the Books: Week 2

Inspired by my friend Mel over at The Cooks Notebook, I’ve taken on the challenge to cook from as many of my cookbooks this year as I can. What came out of the books and onto the table this week? More than… Read More

Cooking the Books…

Inspired by my friend Mel over at The Cooks Notebook, I’ve taken on the challenge to cook from as many of my cookbooks this year as I can. What came out of the books and onto the table this week? Tuesday 7… Read More