Month: September 2015

  • Jerk chicken and home made flat bread

    Jerk chicken and home made flat bread

    Stuart took himself shopping while I was working interstate and came home with ice cream, orange juice, chocolate and corn on the cob. Not to the standard of my usual weekly shop but as the corn was still in the fridge on my return I had to use it up so I decided to make jerk chicken.…

  • Meze plates

    Meze plates

    I spent a very productive Sunday afternoon in the kitchen cooking from Plenty More (again!) in preparation for the work week ahead. I made a number of dishes (enough to feed an army, as it turns out) to bring out of the fridge during the week to serve with kofta. We ended up eating it…

  • Home made tomato soup

    Home made tomato soup

    I had a hankering for tomato soup when I was in the supermarket the other day so I wheeled over to the the cans of Heinz tomato soup, picked one up and turned the label around to look at the ingredients. Yikes. I couldn’t understand much of it so I put the can back and…

  • The Grumpy Barista

    The Grumpy Barista

    The Grumpy Barista is a great name for a cafe – if the staff are having a bad day you think to yourself “Well, we were warned,” and if the staff are pleasant it’s a lovely surprise! The cafe sits on a corner of a kinda busy street in Petersham right near the train station…

  • Rhubarb compote

    Rhubarb compote

    Rhubarb is a misunderstood rebel with an uncool vibe but when you move past the exterior there is a lot to like. It’s a vegetable, but you usually eat it for dessert (it can be pickled, I’m yet to try that) and the leaves contain poisonous substances like oxalic acid so are best avoided. However, when…