Monthly Archive: March 2012

Mar 15

Rock Melon Shooters with Serrano Ham

Today I am going to share my “non-recipe” recipe ~ Rock Melon Shooters with Serrano Ham. I call it a non-recipe because there really is no specific recipe for this … I kinda made it up as I went along. But it still tasted really clean and refreshing, and visually it is very appealing.

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Mar 14

Chocolate Fondants with Crème Anglaise.

I was thinking of a dessert to serve at a dinner party I am to be hosting at the end of the month. I wanted something quick and easy yet still had the WOW factor once it hit the table. This recipe fit perfectly and it ticked all the boxes. It’s cheap, easy, not fussy and it is awfully yummy. How can you argue with that? Serve with cold or warm custard or raspberry sauce and a dallop of cream … mmm! How can anyone refuse?

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Mar 14

Smoked Salmon Mousse in Pâte à Choux.

On the Easter weekend R and I are having a couple of friends over for dinner. As part of the dinner menu I have decided to serve a cold platter ensamble of four, as part of the appetizers. Here we have the first of the four ~ Smoked Salmon Mousse in choux pastry cases.

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Mar 13

Mid-week Meals : Cheesy Tuna Bake

Mid-week meals are the hardest to think up, in my opinion. And sometimes when you are just cooking for two it becomes an even bigger challenge. So it’s handy when you have easy comfort food recipes which you can fall back on in times like these. And this dish is so yummy, I could eat it every week and I will not get bored.

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Mar 12

Savoury Cornbread

Taking a walk down the south side again this week with Savoury Cornbread. Bought some cornmeal for the first time in my life and I instantly had a vision of baking yummy cornbread. The cornmeal was initially bought to dust the surface of my benchtop for making ciabatta … but why have ciabatta, with all the waiting, when you can have instant gratification with this hearty dish instead! Add your favourite herbs and spices to liven up the dish to your liking.

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Mar 06

Custard Cream Puffs.

My age old nemesis ~ Cream Puffs! I tried making these many years ago but they failed miserably but now I have a standmixer. Haha! But somehow this recipe is hell bent on defeating me. Here is my report.

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Mar 04

To Market, To Market, To Buy Me Some Plates.

Visited the NDSM flea market that is held once a month down at the old dry ship building docks of Amsterdam. Picked up some pretty little things at very cheap prices. Flea markets are the best!

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Mar 02

Switzerland : Lausanne

Spent six wonderful days in Lausanne and put up in a rented apartment just across the road from the station. And using Lausanne as a base we toured the surrounding areas along Lake Geneva : Montreux – Territet – Villenueve, and even made it into France for a day trip. Took in the sights of Gruyeres and visited the famous Gruyeres cheese factory to see how their famous cheese is produced.

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Mar 01

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cupcakes.

I love chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream. Can’t get enough of it. Then one day while browsing the internet I came across this recipe for cookie dough CUPCAKES! Had to try it and they turned out delish. These would be great for a birthday party, seriously. Word of caution tho : These are in no way low in calories.

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