Tag Archives: cheese

Chicken Parmigiana

28 May

chicken parmigianaI read an interesting quiz on a food blog recently asking people to name their number one kitchen fear. Which got me thinking…what is mine? It didn’t require much contemplation actually – I have no idea about frying anything and I find it very daunting. How do I know if the oil is hot enough? But now is it too hot? What do I do with all that oil afterwards? And in the end none of my questions are ever answered because whatever I was thinking of cooking would never compare with the cracking fish and chips from the coast anyway – so I just end up making something else. Continue reading

Stromboli

10 May

stromboliAfter last week’s cheesymite-scroll-fest that took place in my kitchen there was still one lonely sachet of active dry yeast hanging around begging to be used. It brought to mind a recipe I have on my giant list of recipes to try: Stromboli. I had no idea what Stromboli was before reading this recipe, but was totally taken in by the name alone. Doesn’t it sound Italian and delicious? Or maybe like a fun card game? Or perhaps a place you’d like to visit?stromboli

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The homemade cheesymite scroll and its endless variations

1 May

Cheesymite scrollsWe booked our flights home a couple of weeks ago and now we have a definite end date I am thinking of Brisbane more and more. The anticipation of getting back to our old house and loved ones, and excitement at introducing Ned to the local parkland and playground has made me nostalgic for my own childhood spent in Brisbane. Throwing a tennis ball with Dad in the backyard, trips to the beach, and burnt tops-of-the-feet and backs-of-the-knees. These are all things that are ahead of Ned and even if he was older now, not things he’d be able to do in Vancouver: here we have no backyard nor hot and sunny beaches.

Getting caught up in all this thinking of Oz, I had a hankering for a cheesymite scroll. Possibly only because they don’t exist here, but still. And I knew Ned would love it – he is a vegemite kid, and obviously his mother’s son: a dedicated lover of cheese. Continue reading

Quinoa, cheddar and chilli patties – healthy, but tasty (they might have broccoli in them too…)

11 Mar

broccoli and quinoa pattiesHas anyone else out there noticed the glut of quinoa patty and fritter recipes that are about at the moment? Everywhere I turn I see them! One look at the ingredients list and I am suspicious about how good they could actually be, because the ingredients are so awfully healthful. Continue reading