August 2014 archive

Aug 14

Cookbook 86: New Idea’s Chinese Cookbook

I was gifted New Idea’s Chinese Cookbook by my grandmother just after I moved out of her house, as she knew I liked to cook Chinese food.  I’m sorry to say that apart from looking at it from time to time, I didn’t cook from it.  It’s quite fragile, and as it turns out also …

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Aug 12

Cookbook 85: Family Favourites

My husband bought the Family Circle Healthy Eating, Family Favourites cookbook while shopping once, and I wasn’t hugely inspired by it, so never cooked from it.  I rectified that recently, and remain uninspired.  The main dishes I made weren’t bad, but the dessert was a disaster.  I don’t think I’ll be keeping this beyond this …

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Aug 11

Quick and dirty apple pie recipe

Here is my standard apple pie recipe.  I don’t have pictures, just imagine tasty apple pie and you’re almost there. Ingredients: 2 – 3 granny smith apples, peeled, cored and sliced 2 sheets of puff pastry (thawed) 1 teaspoon brown sugar 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon white sugar Method: Preheat oven to 180C or 170C …

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Aug 11

Cookbook 84: Cooking for compliments

I can only assume that Scott’s mother bought this book second hand somewhere due to nostalgia, and then gave it to Scott when he moved out, so he’d have a cookbook that she really loved.  Cooking for compliments by Ruth Morgan was published in 1968, it’s lovely full of UK Imperial measurements and is surprisingly …

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