The Cookbook Challenge: Week 4 Beans theme round up

December 15, 2009

Find out more about the Cookbook Challenge here. Read more round ups here. This week’s theme was beans, and there were a wide variety of beans used. Broad beans, green beans, peas, black beans, butter beans, red kidney beans, chickpeas, beansprouts, even vanilla bean, but the most used bean was the cannellini bean. Stephanie Alexander’s […]

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The Cookbook Challenge: Week 4 Beans Recipe: Ribollita (Traditional Tuscan soup)

December 14, 2009

Theme: Beans Cookbook: The Tuscan Cookbook Hubby & I had grand plans for making a cassoulet for dinner on Sunday night, but then we got a better offer of a Peking duck dinner out, so the cassoulet idea was shelved for another time! I made this Tuscan soup earlier as a backup recipe for the […]

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Dining Out: The Brasserie, Adelaide

December 10, 2009

The Brasserie at Hilton Adelaide 233 Victoria Square, Adelaide SA (08) 8237 0697 http://www.thebrasserie.com.au/ Cuisine: Modern Australian BYO: No Prices: Entrées $15-$23, mains $28-$36, desserts $14-$17 Parking: Surrounding streets or Central Market paid parking Clockwise from top left: The open kitchen sans Simon Bryant (probably because it was a Sunday night!), inside the restaurant & […]

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A wedding at the Art Gallery, Adelaide

December 8, 2009

Firstly thanks to everyone who responded to the news that I now have braces and the encouragement that it is worth it and it gets better. It’s hard to see that at the moment with the discomfort I am feeling but I’m sure it’ll improve! I am surprised by the number of people who have […]

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The Cookbook Challenge: Week 3 Hor D’oeuvres theme round up

December 7, 2009

Find out more about the Cookbook Challenge here. Read more round ups here. The Cookbook Challenge has once again grown this week and we now have 19 participants! It’s great to see and know people are utilising their cookbooks more and in some cases, making things they normally wouldn’t make! This week saw a variety […]

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The Cookbook Challenge: Week 3 Hor D’oeuvres Recipe No. 1 – Stuffed mushrooms

December 6, 2009

Theme: Hor d’oeuvres Cookbook: Marie Claire Food + Drink See Recipe 2 – Prawn toast See Recipe 3 – Potato latkes with smoked salmon While some Cookbook Challengers were having trouble with this theme, I was actually looking forward to it! Well, mostly because I could use one of our cookbooks, Marie Claire Food + […]

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The Cookbook Challenge: Week 3 Hor D’oeuvres Recipe No. 2 – Prawn toast

December 6, 2009

Theme: Hor d’oeuvres Cookbook: Marie Claire Food + Drink See Recipe 1 – Stuffed mushrooms See Recipe 3 – Potato latkes with smoked salmon I would fail as a contestant on the Masterchef show because I’m not very good at planning my time in the kitchen! I can never really seem to rush, though it […]

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The Cookbook Challenge: Week 3 Hor D’oeuvres Recipe No. 3 – Potato latkes with smoked salmon

December 6, 2009

Theme: Hor d’oeuvres Cookbook: Marie Claire Food + Drink See Recipe 1 – Stuffed Mushrooms See Recipe 2 – Prawn Toast The last recipe I chose was small potato latkes with smoked salmon and topped with garlic and herb cream cheese. I knew I would have oil left over from the prawn toasts so this […]

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The Cookbook Challenge: Help with hor d’oeuvres

December 4, 2009

It seems like a few people are struggling with this week’s theme of hor d’oeuvres. Maybe I should have renamed it “finger food” or “canapes” because that’s what hor d’oeuvres are! You know when you go to a wedding or a cocktail party and there are waiters walking around with trays full of bite sized […]

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The Cookbook Challenge: Week 2 Indian theme round up

December 2, 2009

Find out more about the Cookbook Challenge here. Read more round ups here. Week 2 has come and gone and we have had 3 more people join the Cookbook Challenge! It’s never too late to join, so please let me know if you want to be added to the list. Curries were the popular choice […]

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