13 August 2007
got my cooking mojo back
A meal the weekend before last. Italian lamb. Yummo.
On the stove briefly, then into the (still sparkly!) oven for an hour. Served with rice. And again the next evening with mashed potato – even better.
Since then, a batch of bushwalker biscuits …
… a rather fabulous fruit loaf …
… a coffee hazelnut cake, golden syrup dumplings* from that seminal high school text Cookery the Australian Way, known by my Year 8 class as Cookery the Hard Way, shepherds pie, a killer dahl, split pea soup, and because I saw black-eyed beans in the shops for the first time in two years, I made a big batch of my favourite black-eye beans with tomato and cumin.**
Today I’m home ...
... with two children each doing his best to cough up a lung so I might try making an orange syrup cake. In the meantime, the fire is lit,
we’re drinking lots of hot fragrant stuff to soothe sore throats,
and all three of us are still in our pyjamas; one reading, two knitting.
* Janet has a slightly different, boiled, version.
** Recipes for any of these available on request.