Posts Tagged ‘food’

delicious eatables

for that birthday that A just had, I made her some foods. I’m a bit poor of money and time to buy or make a present, so I made dinner instead. Oh boy, what a dinner. I’ve let my cooking capabilities slide in the last few years, but tell you what, that was an amazing meal.

Miso-glazed salmon with ginger buckwheat noodles. Oh me, oh my.

Just to word you up, my food photography is not that good. Neither is my food presentation. Or preparation. Nicked the photo from the website. Next photo is nicked, too. Click the visions of deliciosity to get to the recipes.

Also, incidentally, if you didn’t know and it isn’t yet obvious, I’m not vegetarian any more. It was a long and difficult process to make that decision. If you’d like to discuss it, apply within. Kind words only, please.

Lemon almond yoghurt cake. WHAT? Lemon almond yoghurt cake.

From the Gluten Free Goddess. I would eat only food from that website, if I could translate from American. I cooked it slowly because our oven is weird, and the bottom cooked like a crumpet. DREAM.

FOOD. I love food.

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artichokes and ladybeetles

artichokes and ladybeetles, originally uploaded by urbn pirate.

sorry about my absence, folks. I went to Tasmania for a couple of days. Bliss.

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Hey, do you live in Melbourne? Do you eat breakfast? Are you COOL? (Of course you are!) Check out the breakfast guide, then!

It’s full of good advice! I can’t speak for other areas of Melbourne, but the North section’s pretty good. There’s a couple I’d suggest to them, like Small Block and CERES, but there’s lots of good solid favorites in there, and some I’ve never heard of but would like to visit. My word to you on which of their suggestions you should follow up, is A Minor Place for breakfast and free wireless, Pippa May Cook for cuteness and home made produce, Ici for tea, and Ray or the breakfast club if you want to look at the cool kids.

Now I’d like another breakfast, thanks.

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porple purtatoes

porple purtatoes, originally uploaded by urbn pirate.

i love my grocery store.

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actually, neither of these are *mine*, as such. In fact, neither of them are even at my house. They’re at my otherhouse, but I’m there enough of the time, anyway…

This is a brand new Bokashi bin, bought today! It was one of many killer scores at the Gardening Australia expo. I accidentally bargained for it, whoops!

Bex: so, these bins. Are they a special show price?
Guy: Yes! $10 off!
Bex: Looks at A, dubious
Guy: You drive a hard bargain. Have another $5 off!
Bex: Looks at him, incredulous
Guy: $10!!

It’s SO EXCITING!! It sits on the kitchen bench, and it’s a compost bin! And it doesn’t smell! And you can put in everything, coffee grounds, meat, onion, citrus! Then you sprinkle on some magic Bokashi powder and press it down with the presser (it’s a potato masher! See it on the windowsill!) each evening. Then eventually, presto! No food scraps, some dirt, and a small amount of super concentrated liquid fertiliser. WE ALL NEED ONE!!! Huzzah!!


This one, it’s not really a kitchen item. but it makes consumables! This is A’s craft. She’s started homebrewing. This here is the third brew, a Pale Ale, put on this very evening. The previous two brews are in various stages of ageing gracefully and waiting to be consumed at high speed. Fun times party town.

Thanks to handmaiden for this week’s topic, and awesome hosting duties while three buttons has been jet setting.

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To go with my newfound fascination with making muesli, I have been looking for a decent recipe for bars that doesn’t involve truckload of flowers, or cakeyness, or whatever. So! The latest one I have seen I found on the back of a soy milk box! So I’ll give it a shot, and let you know how it goes. I’m just not up there enough with cooking techniques to make stuff up.

breakfast bars!
makes 8 large bars

2 cups rolled oats
1/3 cup dried apricots, chopped
1/2 cup dates, chopped
1/4 cup sunflower seeds
3 tbsp honey
2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp coconut or vanilla extract
1 cup soymilk
1 eggwhite, slightly beaten

Preheat oven to 180oC. Place all ingredients in a large bowl and combine well. Line a 20cm square cake pan with baking paper. Press oat mix into pan and bake for 30 mins or until golden. Let cool completely and cut into bars.

WILL IT WORK?? Only time will tell. Or will it?!?

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squishy granola bar

Maybe you recall I wanted to make muesli? Well, I did. It was great, although I managed to reduce ingredients proportionately in some cases and not in others, so it’s a bit, well…. salty. Which isn’t really the key factor I look for in a breakfast cereal. It’s not *too* bad, but I’m definitely looking to improve on it next time. My next effort is going to take place in a wee while today, I am fully stocked up with ingredients from Friends of the Earth. It will be less salty!

My next project, I think, will be muesli and honey slice. I travel with muesli bars, so maybe this can cut costs? And be delicious? I can only hope.

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