Entries from July 2012

Tuesday, July 24th, 2012


It’s often the simplest dishes whose recipes evade me. Take banana cake for example: it’s not difficult to pull together a passable loaf, bits of banana flecking a crumb that’s moist enough, with a decently toasted crust. But to achieve that perfect banana loaf – rich with banana flavour, moist without being too dense, a […]

Wednesday, July 18th, 2012

Basket Case

There have been a few points in the last 5 years or so that made me realise that I have – unbeknownst to me – turned into a ‘grown up’, at least when it comes to food. Once was when I found myself preferring sparkling water to still. As a kid, this was always the […]

Friday, July 13th, 2012

My New Favourite Salad

A couple of months ago, one of my friends X, invited a bunch of us over for a pot luck at hers. She made a broccoli pasta, T roasted a chicken, E brought drinks and C brought fruit from her magic fruit stall, which left me with the salad and dessert. Not wanting to bring […]

Monday, July 9th, 2012

Mini Meatball Pasta Bake

I’ve made mention in the past of my tendency to shy away from tomato-based pasta sauces. And even though I do enjoy the occasional red meat sauce in my pasta bakes, I am almost pathologically incapable of saying ‘no’ to anything that even vaguely resembles mac & cheese.

Wednesday, July 4th, 2012

My Go-To Mini Burger

I love burgers. Whether it is an artisanally crafted gourmet patty made from heritage steer, dolloped with homemade mustard, balanced atop an heirloom tomato slice and sandwiched between brioche buns made from stone ground wheat, or if it’s a plain double cheeseburger from McDonald’s, I’ll eat it.