Polenta is endlessly versatile. Here, it is combined with onion and chilli for a heat hit.
One of the ways to serve polenta is to make it quite stiff, let it set, and then grill slices of it. Very delicious.
In October, 2001 I shifted back to Adelaide from Sydney, and the cold weather was a shock! It had me craving soups.
A great staple, polenta is easy to cook these days and very delicious. Infinitely variable.
I love this in the middle of winter, made in one of those Chinese clay cooking pots, cooked on a lazy Sunday afternoon.
A simple dish with a lot of punch.
Stuffed tomatoes in Autumn and Winter are great! There are many versions. Here is an early one.
One last soup for the cold weather in the wintery climes. Another French one, Soupe aux Carrottes Nivernaises. Very special, this one.
If there is a secret to French Cooking, it is to be found in crème fraîche. It is also made in India where it is called Khatte Malai. Never be without it.
I have quite a love for mushrooms at the moment, so divine and surprising in taste. Enjoy!
An interesting dish, beautiful and warming.
This dish has quite a history in our family! It is one to bring out when the whole world, including family, seems to be lacking in support. 🙂 Enjoy!
I think it was my daughter who first alerted me to this salad, and what a cracker it is. It is worth the visit to your local Asian grocery and food market to get these unusual ingredients. Enjoy!
A beautiful dish made with oven roasted and caramelised pumpkin/squash.
You really really must try this recipe. I was famous for it.
Another Great Risotto Dish. Italian food is just wonderful!
With the weather so good at the moment, it is time to make pizza.
Love those dark Puy lentils! And the Parmesan Toasts – make them any time, for lunch, dinner or breakfast.
This recipe is so 1970’s, but delicious!
A great winter vegetable soup, inspired by Bill Grainger.
This drinking and cooking staple originated in the Zhejiang Province of China.