I got this recipe from a cookbook that I got at my local supermarket just for buying 3 tomato based products. I’ll buy just about anything in multiples if I can get something for free, which is a timely reminder for me … Continue reading
So, making a cake isn’t especially hard, but I had a spare hour or so today and an old banana in the freezer. Being weeks behind on my blog goals that totally equals: Baking day! So this one is kind … Continue reading
The Pictures for this cooking experiment is saved under “Amaze-balls Steak.” It was just soooooo tasty! It wasn’t a quick meal at all. I think the verjuice sauce alone took almost an hour to reduce, but by jingo, by the … Continue reading
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So this one was quick and easy and considering how busy I’ve been lately, that was exactly what we needed. This Moroccan Beef Stew was from the Gourmet Garden/4 Ingredients cookbook, and it was DELICIOUS! So I had a late … Continue reading
So here’s one of the crepes that was left before we devoured them.
For the record the recipe was actually for Crepes with a Smoked Trout filling, from this book:
It’s a book that I got for free when I purchased cheesecake making supplies. I have 3 of these books and really only make cheesecakes from them, so it’s good to try one of the savouries. The book itself is from Philadelphia and if you’re interested in their products you may like to have a look at http://philly.com.au/ Otherwise if you already have this book tucked away, Page 58, it’s very tasty!
Obviously because I am cooking from a book I’ll have to leave out a lot of specifics because I don’t want to get sued, (I can hardly afford my humble lifestyle as it is.)
So there’s 2 main steps to this, making the filling and making the crepes. If you’re in a real rush, you can use those crepes in the freezer section of your supermarket.
So here’s how my attempt at making the crepes looked:
I was pretty chuffed with them.
The filling was of course Philly, some sour cream, lime juice and rind, and I couldn’t get fresh chives, so I used Gourmet Garden’s ready to go Chive paste, and I must say, that will end up on my shopping list again. I’ve used their other herbs, but not chives, even just mixed with the Philly, it would be a tasty dip.
Then I just sliced up some smoked salmon and rolled them up.
And they didn’t last very long ^_^
So I mentioned earlier that I was making plans for this year. One of my, (well, I guess it is …OK) resolutions for 2014…
1# Have a crack at being a food blogger.
This really came about when we decided to have my mother, grandmother, and step-dad around for a New Years Day dinner, and I pulled a few cookbooks down to look for either an old-favourite-never-fail or something new. I went for 3 recipes I’d never tried before in 2 cookbooks, one at least 5 years old, and the other 20 years. I found the whole experience quite fun, buying ingredients I’d never usually bother with, using utensils I don’t know if I’ve ever used before. I thought to myself, how sad it was to have so many books, utensils, baking dishes, et cetera, and never use them. So weekly, I’m going to cook something new I’ve never done before, some from books that are older than I am. I’ll probably modify them to suit me as I go, not that I have any allergies or fussy-ness, I just can’t help myself, breaking rules and what not…