My Christmas Baby 23 years ago, my son unexpectedly arrived 2 weeks before Christmas, 12 weeks early, weighing a tiny 3lbs 2 ¼ oz! Definitely the BEST Christmas present of my life! As a new mum, I was really aware about how December/January birthday people are often short changed on the celebration front, so I … Continue reading ……. Sometimes you have to squeeze in a Birthday Cake….
Wigilia, the Polish Christmas Eve and Christmas dinner are sit down affairs at my place, with the food laid out on a separate table, so everyone can help themselves, over and over…But I still like to have a Centrepiece dish –a Star of the Show. For the seafood feast that is Wigilia, I always do … Continue reading The Stars of The Show
For the 3rd day of Christmas I want to share a few staples from My Christmas. The first is that Magic emulsion known as Mayonnaise. There are some really good ones on the market, but none of them are as unctuous and silky smooth as a good home-made mayo. Often deemed too scary, its actually … Continue reading Covering my Basics
Christmas at Chrissie’s House is like it is for most people – that mix of old family traditions and trying some new things to spice things up…. Southern Hemisphere Christmas in the Sun As we move towards the festive season, I’m going to attempt to give you 12 Foodie posts to give you some ideas, … Continue reading The Twelve Foodie Days of Christmas..
This was not the blog I set out to write this week, but sometimes events overtake plans….. This week we learnt of the sad and very untimely death of Anthony Bourdain. A chef, a writer, a traveller, a story teller, a champion of the underdog, a drinker, a drug taker, someone who touched the lives … Continue reading An essay…..
I called this ugly, because when I went to photograph the finished product – there really was no way to make it look attractive, but hey, food doesn’t always need to look good to taste fabulous! Its Easter, and traditionally Lamb is served, but I had a hankering for these Hocks, So Pork it was. … Continue reading Ugly Slow Roasted Pork Hocks with Fennel
Wandering through the Vege shop this week, I came across bunches of coloured heritage carrots and was inspired to simply shave them and toss them with this zesty dressing. Letting the beauty of the carrots speak for themselves. Shaved thinly, the different colours are stunning and make a brilliantly hued dish. You can of … Continue reading Heritage Carrots with a Ginger Chilli Dressing