Roasting a chook when you have a rotisserie in the oven (as I am fortunate to have in my current home) is the best way to eat chicken in my book.Â Succulent inside, crispy skin outside and cooked to perfection in both the breast and legs.Â Last night I had friends for dinner and cooked [...]
Â© Clare Richards 2009 Frozen orange marmalade cheesecake
The nature of recipe development means things don’t always go to plan or work out perfectly first time.Â There is experimentation, adjustments, experimentation, adjustments until either the idea is ditched, or it works.Â I’ve been playing around with making strawberry jam without adding commercial pectin, and without using [...]
pippis Â© Clare Richards 2009
Yesterday The Plumber and I went to one of the local coarse sand beaches to gather pippis to make fettuccine alla vongole.Â This particular beach has an abundant population of pippis.Â We started scanning the tide line on the lookout for their little air bubbles in the sand or to [...]
A new batch of figs this afternoon from the same tree, which may be the last as there are few left on the branches.Â There are now more fruit on the ground than on the tree; a mottled purple and brown carpet of decaying bounty.Â Across the grass is another tree with fruit coming on, [...]
I live at the base of the forested range that sweeps up from coastal Cairns to Kuranda at the ridge and then out across the high plateau that is the Atherton Tablelands.Â So across from my home, just past the few blocks not yet carved up and sold, the forest begins, rainforest.
Â© Clare Richards 2009 [...]