Last week I bought some vegetable stock from Maggie Beer's range. It was delicious in a stew but it cost $8. Here is how I usually make vegetable stock since reading Simplicious. It costs nothing but the gas to cook it. I got this tip from Sarah Wilson's Simplicious book. It is a really simple … Continue reading Make your own stock for nothing!
It is hot. Nearly 40 degrees Celsius. So hot heavy food does not sound good. A barbecue on the deck sounds good though. Potato salad, Cypriot grain salad, cold roast vegetables, and cold meats, with some bubbly. And then a swim in the sea, at Mount Eliza beach maybe. Or Sorrento, but with a wetsuit … Continue reading New Year in Australia 2019
The secret to a good sponge is a good recipe. This one is called Joan’s Sponge, and was passed on to me by Marie Cavin. It is super easy to make, and should work for you. The passion fruit icing on the top is an Australian touch, but you could make a plain icing or … Continue reading Sponge with passion fruit icing
My Japanese friend in Melbourne gave me some tips for making gyosa. Basically they are-: 1. Knead the meat for quite a while to make the dumplings tender. 2. Grate the ginger and add the juice not the ginger bits to the mixture. 3. Use Japanese gyosa wraps not Chinese ones- the Japanese ones are … Continue reading Hints on making gyosa dumplings
Microgreens are seedlings- little plants full of goodness. You can cut them with scissors and put them on top of your meal. It makes it look nice, and they are good for you. Here you can see Chinese cabbage and rocket. They are ready to eat now. You cut them with scissors and plant some … Continue reading Growing herbs in small spaces in Melbourne.
Do you think you cannot grow anything because you live in an apartment? Or because you have a small garden... or no garden? The answer is you can! Microgreens! Tiny green plants to put on your plate! On my small balcony there is a burst of rocket - to pick as a garnish, or small … Continue reading Microgreens in Melbourne
It is hard to remember a list of words. Try USING new words when you talk. Here are some FRUIT words to learn. Now use the words in a sentence:- I like strawberries. I like grapes. I like watermelon. I like melons and pears. I like cherries and plums. I like oranges but I don't … Continue reading Food Words