What on earth could you substitute for pomegranate juice? I have a duck recipe that calls for it. Orange, perhaps? Or is that too 1970s??
Packing up a holiday house after a few days’ stay, especially at this time of the year when you know no-one else is likely to be in residence for some time, there’s always the question of what to do with the left-over food. After all, no-one can plan so well that there are no leftovers. … Continue reading Baked custard
Thank goodness for my own blog! Here we are, down the Sounds again, and I could read the signals … a pavlova was wanted. But the recipe I’ve come to trust was in Wellington … this was the first one I used, the one contributed by S. Reynolds to, from memory, the Eastern Southland Hockey … Continue reading Pavlova – the last word
Has been ages since we entertained, but now that I’m back in the country it’s time to be a bit more hospitable. So, friends for dinner on the weekend and as usual going for an Italian-themed meal. I don’t know what it is, but there’s something about Italian food that I like. Actually, I do … Continue reading Tiramisu
Not quite sure what to call this dish … I think I copied it into a notebook from a newspaper supplement that was talking about food that blokes could cook, or perhaps it was food that blokes would like to eat. Whatever. It meets all my prerequisites – simple to make, limited ingredients, and good … Continue reading Blokes’ chicken
Waikanae was a surprise. I’d imagined Zimmer frames and mobility scooters, but nary a one in sight. The resident population’s more retirement village than rest home, it seems, and the place much more attractive than I’d imagined. Leafy, quiet, affluent streets. And, of course, if you drive to the coast there’s the black sand beach … Continue reading Pork chops, Modena style
One of the good things about being home again is having some control over what I eat. I’m not in Kiribati … it doesn’t have to be fish & rice or fish & chips every night! And even though it’s been a busy time since returning, there’s always the chance to do something new with … Continue reading Citrus chicken