Shopping June17

Don’t know how I managed to get it all home.. my trolley was heavy. Haven’t done much shopping over the last 2 weeks just few basics.. cauliflower, onion, garlic, broccoli and eggs. Between dental surgery and chest infection, wasn’t hungry. Today stash cost me $70, everything is farm fresh and organic. 1 Coriander Bunch 1…

Plan to Cook

This page will be updated each time I’ve cooked something or will add something else to the list. If anyone has any suggestions please let me know… Left to Cook: – 61 Apple Crumble Amaretti Brownies – Yotam Brownies – Thomas Beef Wellington Chicken with Clementines Cake with clementines Biscotti No-Knead Bread Recipe Pistachio and…

Preserved Lemons

Took two weeks to get them sealed.. Initially was only able to fit 2, then as the days progressed and the beautiful juice started to come out, I managed to squeeze in one more. As I was about to seal the jar with oil, herbs and spices I noticed that there was more room. Added…

Slow Cooking

The recipe was suppose to be beef cheeks, but they are expensive, so I purchased T bone Steak $14.50kg, I bought 2 kg Cooked the recipe by memory… the wine was suppose to cost $5, but since I entered a competition and didn’t win, I still had $15 wine. The $5 clean skin received fantastic…

Chicken Soup

I grew up on chicken Soup.. mum used to buy Boiler and cook it for hours.. the soup was always delicious.. even thought the chicken was tough as it was old. Today I purchased : chicken carcass $0.65 6 chicken wings $4.33 Cooked the soup for 2.5hrs… it’s delicious. Had a bit today, left some…

Preserved Lemons

Lemons are still expensive and they are in season .. when I say expensive I mean $1.50 each.. Miscalculated and purchased 4 huge lemons, thinking that I’d fit 3 in to the jar today and by the end of the week 4th smaller one will fit in.. Only managed to fit in 2 large Lemons…..

Shopping 27 May 2017

The plan was not to buy as much and not to spend as much … oh well next time..then again, I’m spending roughly same as I would at the Food Market, the difference is paying cash or paying with a credit card. The quality is like day and night.. some things from last week are…

Things I cannot live without

It only seems like yesterday that I made Zhoug for the first time, sine then I have been making it twice weekly. That means that I grind spices twice weekly. So today while making Dukkah & Baharat I decided to grind 4 serves of Spice Mix for Zhoug… Zhoug cost : $5.75 $4.50 herbs $0.00…

Shopping 20 May

The produce is amazing. so I decided to start posting photos. Today’s stash was expensive $72.50 Wouldn’t have been cheaper at the store, it would not have been as fresh. Today’s stash contained .. 2 Organic Lemons $1.50 each 1 Dozen Eggs $10 2 Coriander Bunches $3 each 1 Mint $3 1 Parsley $3 650g…

Quince Paste take 2

Today while at the Markets I noticed another stall had Quinces, different variety, much bigger. I decided to try making the paste again. This time 1kg Next year making double the serve… absolutely amazing! Will not last 6 months. The other 0.5kg paste is already gone… looks as if it’s a hit. Sadly the season…

Chilli Jam

I’ve been planning on making this Jam for ages.. noticed it when Spice Temple Cookbook arrived, but always put it off. This week Coles announced cheap chilies, I checked with them where they are from as Chili Season is over. I know since I Grow chilies on the balcony. They got back to me and…

Lemon Extract

Second Last Extract, unless I will be constantly working and will decide to make Raspberry one… (don’t want to get anymore vodka). All the 6 extracts will last a while. Not exactly budgeting. I was out to dinner, I asked the bartender what he was going to do with the Lemons he used up, and…