Monthly archive June, 2009
William Merritt Chase - Red Onion Marmalade

William Merritt Chase – Red Onion Marmalade

I have made this recipe several times tweaking and perfecting as I go. I was just given an inside tip to use dark brown sugar and sherry vinegar so you may see a reincarnation of this delicious marmalade sometime in the future. It is delicious when paired with creamy goat’s cheese and thyme and even...
Bryant Chapin - Strawberry Shortcake with Blueberry Syrup

Bryant Chapin – Strawberry Shortcake with Blueberry Syrup

With the 4th of July just around the corner I wanted to be sure to post a couple of recipes in time for the festivities.  In the 1850’s, strawberry shortcake parties were a popular way to celebrate the arrival of summer (2). This sweet dessert is traditionally made with baking soda to produce a crumbly...
Henri Matisse - Orange Grapefruit Salad

Henri Matisse – Orange Grapefruit Salad

First thing is first, happy birthday baby brother, I hope your 23rd year is a happy one! Every now and again the dreary and cold weather here in Sydney is replaced by a brilliant blue sky and sunshine galore. When this happens the last place I want to be is cooped up in my kitchen...
Citrus Menu

Citrus Menu

I tend to always have several lemons always knocking around the shelves of my pantry because they are a perfect way to add flavour and freshness to any dish. When my lemon supply starts to get out of hand I often turn to one of my favorite citrus recipes to start using up my stash....
Utagawa Hiroshige - Prawn Dumplings

Utagawa Hiroshige – Prawn Dumplings

My partner introduced me to dim sum and so he was naturally pleased to find out my recipe this week was for prawn dumplings, especially when only last week I made congee. This is my very first Daring Cooks challenge so I have to admit that I had the recipe before the painting. If my...
Chinese Chicken Congee

Chinese Chicken Congee

This is a post of firsts. It is my first non-western recipe and painting, it is the first painting by an anonymous artist, the first work to not feature a still life and because of this, the first one to not have a recreation. Beyond all of the firsts, it is an opportunity for me...
Weaver Hawkins – Citrus Cordial

Weaver Hawkins – Citrus Cordial

As soon as I saw the recipe for lime cordial on The Traveler’s Lunchbox I knew I had to make a batch. A sale on grapefruit and oranges prompted me into action and the result could not be more delicious. It became a sip of summer in my chilly Sydney flat. With Australia being my...
Giacomo Ceruti – Chicken Tetrazzini

Giacomo Ceruti – Chicken Tetrazzini

Unintentionally the majority of the recipes on this blog have been vegetarian. I find that when I cook for myself I rarely eat meat but my partner is hungry an hour later if there is not a substantial amount of protein in the meal. With the exception of the spring onion crespelles, which contained bacon...