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Telling porkies – slow roast pork v2

Still cooking away on my 'buy 1, cook 3' theme of general thriftiness…It started with roast chicken, then oxtail stew (my mum and dad's favourite of old – how I remember sitting at the table with them while they sucked and chewed the bones), and now, tonight's deluxe menu, slow roast pork. Ever the obsessive … Continue reading

Perfect oatcakes

stack o biscuits, originally uploaded by kitschenette. I made these oaty savoury biscuits last week – perfect for smearing with cheeses and tapenades. They are Max and Bruno's favourites, with or without the cheesy business. I used to make them quite often in Sydney, but lost the recipe and didn't think about them until Bruno … Continue reading

Feeling blue

I seem to be on a blue cheese, bacon and walnut bender. The recent cold blustery weather has made me very, very hungry, all the time, and I’m craving all things heavy, warming and rib-sticking, thus tonight’s dinner. Bacon-wrapped chicken, seared then roasted, surrounded by more bacon, mushrooms, onions and garlic and a glug of … Continue reading

Sugar fingers

Sugar fingers, originally uploaded by kitschenette. I made shortbread from the River Cottage Family Cookbook for afternoon tea and Max couldn’t resist helping himself to some sugary crumbs before the first slice was eaten (note green playdough on his fingers, remnants of the T-Rex necklaces he made earlier in the afternoon). The shortbread was good, … Continue reading

The good pizza

.flickr-photo { border: solid 2px #000000; }.flickr-yourcomment { }.flickr-frame { text-align: left; padding: 3px; }.flickr-caption { font-size: 0.8em; margin-top: 0px; } the good pizza, originally uploaded by kitschenette. The pizza recipe from The River Cottage Family cookbook is excellent – I’ve made it every week since I got the book at Christmas. The recipe itself … Continue reading

Tried and Tested Kitchen: Corn Cakes

The Test Kitchen hasn’t been too, errm, testy lately, so I thought I’d entertain you with some old favourites – Bill Granger’s Corn Cakes (ok, so he calls them Sweetcorn Fritters).  These are big favourites in the Kitschenette household. Quick and easy and delicious. Usually I roast some tomatoes in balsamic vinegar and olive oil … Continue reading