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I grew up loving seafood, which I ‘inherited’ from my father. My sister and I both have a big Christmas seafood lunch, with lots of fresh seafood accompanied by lots of salads. Our children have grown to love it too and we try out new seafood dishes as well as salads, each year. My name: [...]
I remember the day I saw tripe. It must have been 1963 because I was staying at my girlfriend’s place overnight, my grade 3 girlfriend, and her mother made this stuff and dished it up for tea. It was white and kind of frilly – maybe creamy – I don’t really remember what it tasted [...]
Rich, exotic, and full of flavour
I’d never had tongue before, until a Canadian girl came to stay. We’d been given a whole box of tongues for our dog. She said she loved baked tongue. I said ‘ok – let’s try it.’ She literally sat the tongue in the oven and baked it til it looked like an old leather shoe. [...]
After listening to everyone’s stories at the Esk stop of the recent food tales journey, I was reminded of my own kitchen/family experiences. This came to mind; a tradition and hopefully happy memory being created for the next generation of our family.
My parents are Dutch and my mum is the greatest cook. There are Indonesian influences in her cooking and I remember her Fried Rice the best. She had an unique way of cooking the rice. It was cooked in a large saucepan – white rice and water – brought to the boil, then lid on, [...]
1 cup Quinoa 4 chopped spring onions Juice and rind of orange Olive oil 2 Tbls sultanas Parsley Cook Quinoa in 3 cups of water for about 15-20 minutes. Drain and cool. Add spring onions and sultanas, along with grated rind of orange. Mix juice with olive oil. Add together with other ingredients and season. [...]
1 KG Pumpkin Onion Garlic Tin Chickpeas Tin Coconut Milk Curry Paste 1 cup of stock Saute garlic and onion in olive oil. Add curry paste and fry for a couple of minutes. Add pumpkin and toss for a few minutes. Add stock and bring to boil. Turn down heat and simmer until pumpkin is [...]
An eager crowd share their tripe stories. My name: Mary
• 3 cups self-raising flour • Pinch of salt • 1 tablespoon icing sugar • 1 tablespoon butter • 150 mls water • 150 mls cream Place dry ingredients in a bowl and rule butter through. Make a well in the centre and add the 300 mls of fluid. Mix with a knife until combined. [...]