Mid-March update from Adelaide

Well, already it has been an eventful month and it’s not quite over. Books, food, visitors, departures, music, comedy, Italian classes and work at the documentation factory. All this leaves little time for posting.   I should be doing my Italian homework now, however procrastination is something I am better at than studying. Each March…

Another one bites the dust…book that is

So, in my last post I had a book in progress, A Cup of Light by Nicole Mones.  The same author wrote The Last Chinese Chef, which I read back in 2007 and found interesting on a few levels; plot, characters and the wonderful descriptions of the food and its preparation and place in Chinese culture and…

Lunch in Chinatown

  Saturday lunch at Chinatown Cafe, Moonta Street Adelaide. Hainanese chicken rice. This meal is always a winner. The ginger pieces in the rice make it slightly aromatic, the broth is just right, the chicken and Asian greens (bok choy usually) steamed to perfection.

So many recipes, so little time

We have a freezer full of containers of stock that Andrew made this week.  And it’s coming on winter here in the great southern land, so my mind is on soup.  I am about to make a pot of  leek and potato.  Everything chopped up and is ready to go in the pot. While I…

And now for some photos

I usually write here but would like to introduce some photos from our daily life.  Well, when you have a cat or two, they really do rule the house.  Speedy and Jose Gonzalez are two amazing brothers who came into our lives via the local vet who had rescued them.  After nearly a year with…

MasterChef is over for now

It’s over but I am not convinced that the right person won.  I am one of those oddballs who liked Chris. But since it’s ‘reality TV’ I am not going to get too worried about it. I do think however, that if it gets people into the kitchen making real food with real fresh ingredients,…

Buenos Aires – 20 April 2009

Just a very jet lagged message to say we have arrived in Buenos Aires. Our Culinary Vuelta de Empanadas officially began today soon after our arrival. Empanadas are the South American equivalent of pasties with different savoury fillings!  So many choices!  We tried three types today. Flight was just bloody long but met a few…

I like a really fresh vegetable

That’s why today I went to the Farmer’s Market. Apricot growers have reappeared. Woo Hoo — I love apricot season. On the way home I stopped to see my friend Bronny and shared some apricots with her. And the capsicum and rocket look mighty yummy too. The last of the cold weather is with us…