A batch of biscuits that can be mixed in five minutes and baked in the time it takes to shower and dress for an impromptu trip to the park is a blessing. The following mixes fit into that category and have been the perfect addition to many a gathering of Ankle Biters. I make them [...]
Tag Archive 'Quick and easy'
The old saying says that necessity is the mother of invention. Tonight at the Kitchen Playground, it was necessary to use up some leftover (homemade) tofu and some leftover roast lamb. The result was a simple and tasty little dish that would work just as well with uncooked lamb, just increase the cooking time slightly [...]
I love this dish. It is utter simplicity and tastes like spring. Lamb steaks, grilled until just pink topped with 1kg broad beans, cooked, shelled and mixed with 250g Danish feta. That’s it. Dinner in a flash.
Poor old First Born is a bit under the weather but we still had slow cooker night even without swimming. He just has a cold but I’m worried that his hearing may be affected. After all he did tell me that at assembly the Principal announced ‘come to school naked’ day. It wasn’t mentioned in [...]
By the end of every season, the food and flavours of the incoming season are so appealing. Some cooler days in Melbourne have given way to Autumnal flavours. Last night, we had a cauliflower and date curry served on a Tunisian pilaf. Recipe from the thermomix blog. Delicious, budget friendy quick and easy. All boxes [...]
A lovely thing about summer in Melbourne is the amount of free music events that can be found in gorgeous park settings. Which is a lovely way to spend a Sunday evening. Particularly as a picnic the evening before your First Born starts school and work resumes for the year and routine craziness consumes your [...]
Melbourne is not a place to cook this week. It reached 43.4 degrees in the city today and 44 degrees i my neck of the woods. That’s around 110 in Farenheit. Admittedly I did get up at 6am to cook some chickpeas I’d had soaking but as it is still 37.4 degrees at 9.30pm, I [...]
One word. Fritters. Working last weekend thrwe my week into complete havoc. Not being able to get to the farmer’s market meant going to a green grocers on Thursday after the supermarket. Aside from the horridness of the greengrocer when I am used to the greengrocers, I’ve had to stretch my fruit and vegetables further [...]
Good old December knows how to throw her weight aound doesn’t she? Its only the third and my schedule is in complete disarray. So much so in fact that the entire concet of dinner did not enter my mind until after 4pm this afternoon. We generally eat at 5 (Anke Biter time) so this was [...]
The rhythmic ebb and flow of my days is currently absent. Many factors are involved and must simply be borne for the present. Havoc is being wrought upon my meal planning as a result. A most unpleasant result. Tonight in a mad dash to serve hungry, over tired Ankle BIters a meal in a 10 [...]