Tuesday, 31 July 2012

Nona's orange and onion winter salad. (Fight off a cold)

This time of year on the north coast of New South Wales  (Australia) is citrus heaven. There are so many delicious oranges, lemons, limes and grapefuit around. This is a great little salad to take advantage of the abundant and cheap citrus available in winter. This dish brings back so many sweet childhood memories for me. My Nona used to

Sunday, 22 July 2012

Cauliflower, caraway and thyme soup

Over looked and over cooked. Cauliflower can be one of those winter vegetables that people don't really favour. I know only more recently that I have discover the beauty of cauliflower. Many of us have been scarred for life with boiled until soggy and mushy cauliflower from the 70's or boiled cauliflower with plastic cheese sauce. I gag and shudder at the thought. 
It was a soup similar to this one that changed my early experiences

Monday, 16 July 2012

Coconut Macaroons - inspired by Christiania, Copenhagen

My husband and our two good friends Tina and Gunnar ate out in a vegetarian cafe in Christiania in Copenhagen. Christiania, according the the little guide book we had,  is the second most visited tourist destination in Copenhagen. It is a free thinking, self governing entity of it's own creation.  There are only three main rules in this

Thursday, 5 July 2012

Lentil patties with tomato and onion jam

I was the envy of many girls in high school. At the beginning of the week, I would make a batch of lentil patties and keep them in the fridge for my lunch during the week. Each day I would make a fresh salad of finely sliced celery, a few iceberg lettuce leaves (my favourite, sorry Jamie Oliver!), some tomato slices, and grated carrot. Then at the beginning of lunch time I would run to canteen to beat the queues and buy a