December 2013 archive

Cookbook 60: spice notes and recipes

I can’t remember where or when I got this book, but it’s written by one of Australia’s best known spice experts, and contains a wealth of knowledge on spices and herbs, including Australian spices and herbs.  Each listing has a little bit about the history of the spice or herb, where it originated, how it …

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Cookbook 59: The Complete Book of Herbs and Spices

I bought this book decades ago, when I was young and my biggest garden dream was to have a herb garden of edible and medicinal plants.  The Complete Book of Herbs and Spices by Sarah Garland talks about identifying herbs, growing them, which bits are for what and stuff.  I remember reading through the plant …

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Cookbook 58: smart clay pot cookery

I love my Romatoff claypot, I have always wanted to cook all the food in it, but have struggled to find good recipes.  I once found a fantastic cookbook in my local library, but I had to return it, and it was out of print so couldn’t buy my own copy.  So when I found …

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Cookbook 57: Tex-Mex

This cookbook, Tex-Mex published by family Circle is a book of much promise that fails to deliver.  I’ve had this book for some years and I and my husband have attempted to cook from it, and had very little success.  There are some dishes in this book we’ve had no problems with, and many despite …

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