Simple pleasures

Simple pleasures

I make a lot of food for other people. In any given week I make/prepare at least 20 meals, plus assorted snacks and znüni (morning tea for the kids to eat at school). We very rarely eat out, and almost never eat takeaways (not even available where we live, really), so I can say in all … Continue reading

Lunch – beef stroganoff

Lunch – beef stroganoff

I woke up this morning ravenously hungry and a little light-headed. A couple of days of not eating properly, or eating too lightly, and I’m a mess, dizzy, unable to concentrate and just generally useless. So for lunch today I went for a bastardised, not-sticking-to-the-recipe version of beef stroganoff, heavy and rib-sticking, perfect for a … Continue reading

Update 2012

Update 2012

It’s been an age, but I’m still here, doing my thing. Hoping to find a bit of time to resurrect this here ol’ food blog soon. Bear with me, people! Thanks for reading. PS. The photo above has no reference to anything I’m doing lately. You can go here for that. Rather, it’s a pretty … Continue reading

Grissini + proscuitto

Grissini + proscuitto

Delicious impromptu lunch of proscuitto-wrapped grissini and chunks of parmesan sheared off a huge hunk (direct from italy – thanks muchly, kerrin) – goodbye, evil hangover! Next up – home-made brownie and coffee

Best-ever roast chicken + raspberry marscapone cheesecake

Best-ever roast chicken + raspberry marscapone cheesecake

Dinner last night for Bruno’s parents. I made best-ever roast chicken over baby rucola + wilted radicchio with balsamic + potato gratin + nusslisalat (lamb’s lettuce) + raspberry marscapone cheesecake + espressos. We ate everything, it was so delicious, so savoury (except dessert, of course) that we ate everything. I seem to have been extremely … Continue reading

Beef and Guinness stew

Beef and Guinness stew

The kitchen smells heavenly…looking forward to this. Sorry i don’t have any more pictures, but it’s still sitting in the oven, cooking itself slowly to perfection. Yum. I haven’t done any slow cooking for ages, and I miss the comforting smells and sense of accomplishment ratio (lots of gain, for not much effort!). It’s deep … Continue reading