Potato Cookbook

Potato Cookbook, Australian Women’s Weekly Home Library, 1994. Australian Women’s Weekly cookbooks were a stalwart of our home cooking from the 70’s to the 90’s.  Who doesn’t have a well-thumbed copy of Cakes and Slices or the ubiquitous Children’s Birthday Cake Book? The potato book is the birthday cakebook for potatoes.  The book every potato … Continue reading Potato Cookbook

Jerusalem artichokes

This is the first of on occasional post about what is happening in the garden through the seasons. I’m not an expert gardener and our garden is seriously troubled with strong winds. Both of these factors impact the success of our garden. There are a few vegetables however that nearly always flourish. Is it chance … Continue reading Jerusalem artichokes

Scandilicious

Secrets of Scandinavian Cooking… Scandilicious by Signe Johansen, Saltyard Books, 2011 When I was a child there was a very popular series for children, My Home in… The first one in my collection was No. 16, My Home in Norway. Perhaps that is where my fascination with the Nordic countries began. And of course Hans … Continue reading Scandilicious

River Cottage

The River Cottage Cookbook by Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, Harper Collins, 2001. I ignored the River Cottage tv series for quite a while and then it reeled me in. The appeal is simple but delicious food made with fresh seasonal produce. I bought the River Cottage Cookbook, read and enjoyed it and left it to languish on … Continue reading River Cottage

Five Quarters

Five quarters: recipes and notes from a kitchen in Rome by Rachel Roddy. Hachette UK, 2015. The book I have chosen to start with, is not in fact a book I own, but one I borrowed from the library.  Why if I have mumble, mumble books on my own shelves, am I borrowing another one … Continue reading Five Quarters