beouf bourguingon

At the risk of being very clichéd (ooh, French word), I’m going to ask… have you seen Julie and Julia? If you haven’t, as a food blog reader, you should. If you have, you’ll know that Beouf Bourguingon has become the dish that all food-bloggers must cook and write about, and so you’ll understand my…

Teppanyaki and stuff

The plan was to make sushi, but when I wandered into the kitchen I was so sleepy and generally out of sorts that fiddly food was out of the question. Instead, I decided to make something teppanyaki-ish, with some vegies and noodles. I have fond memories of real teppanyaki, which I first encountered at a…

“Romantic” fried chicken dinner and the best apple pie ever

When I think of a romantic dinner, I think candles, wine, maybe some music. Fried chicken and tv doesn’t usually come to mind. But that’s what we went with on Friday night, and it didn’t turn out half bad. I was already making the seitan (yeah, i totally made seitan) when Mr called sounding very…

Disaster strikes, but turns out yum

The aim for last night was to attempt the Traditional Pancake Rolls, or Milssam, and Pumpkin porridge, with Persimmon Tea, Persimmon sherbet, and Barbequed beef. I had made a plan, I had all the ingredients, I had a clean kitchen to start with and I was in my element- this was going to be good….