Rocket pesto, pumpkin & ricotta fettucini

In my post about meal planning I promised this recipe. I don’t know where it originally came from – a foodie magazine of some sort, possible Australian Good Taste…. Anyway, now it lives in my card file – which is a story for another post. We’ve eaten this a few times in the past couple…

On meal planning

I’ve been meal planning. It’s not the first time, but it is shaping up to be perhaps the most successful time. We’ve sustained the new system now for about 10 weeks – and that’s almost long enough to be a habit. Ours is a fortnightly plan and runs Saturday to Friday. I work it out…

Cooking polenta

After tweeting this evening that I was supermarket hopping to find polenta, (having decided it was definitely polenta weather in Sydney this evening), my friend @shewgirl asked me how I cook it. I found I couldn’t do that in 140 character bites and I couldn’t find a recipe that exactly matched the way I do…

Chocolate, date & almond torte

Today is Australia Day, so depending on your politics it’s either a celebration of the white settlement of Australia, or it’s a reminder of the invasion of a land already occupied by Aboriginal tribes. It’s not the purpose of this blog to have a political position, so instead, I’m going to write about what we…

In honour of food

In part this post is inspired by one by the lovely Celia over at Fig Jam & Lime Cordial¬†about how lovely it is to know where your food comes from. Tonight on twitter I posted this There are so many good things about what I’m making for dinner that I think I’ll have to blog…

Much ado about bacon

I follow Word Press’ Post a Day on twitter. Today’s suggestion was to write something about bacon. Hmmm. Do I write about my reaction to Jamie Oliver’s pig show?¬†Undertake to go to the Royal Easter Show next week and look at pigs? Post my favourite recipes using bacon perhaps? It came to me in a…