Thursday, 27 November 2014

Just seemed like a good day to thank all my lovely blog friends!

Need Some Inspiration? Try Cheese!

Cheesy Mashed Potato Fritters

Food on Friday: Cheese  turned into an extravaganza!  Over 115 dishes were linked in.  To see them at a glance I suggest you head over to this Pinboard.  Here are a few of the links that caught my eye.  I couldn't whittle it down to the usual 5 or 6 so there are 12 today!

The pic at the top is of Earthly Delight's Cheesy Mashed Potato Fritterswowee!

Durian Cheesecake by Foodie Baker

Zucchini Cheddar Hand Pies by kitchen vignettes

Bacon Cheddar & Onion Pull Apart Bread by Crumbs in my Mustachio

Iron Skillet Fonduta by Writing, Reading & Eating

Home-made Cheese Crackers by In the Kitchen with Kath

Eggplant Misocheese by Bunny. Eats. Design

Pumpkin & Sage Baked Macaroni by Carrie's Experimental Kitchen

Cheese Souffle by Cherry on my Sundae

Cheesy Chicken & Vegetable Soup by Cozy Country Living

Cheesy Sausage Bread Roll by Engineers Love Cooking

Wednesday, 26 November 2014

Nostalgia Alert!

Sausage sizzle


I don't know whether Sausage Sizzles are peculiar to New Zealand (and Australia).  But I have fond childhood memories of sausage sizzles at school fairs.  The food wasn't anything fancy – just a slice of white buttered bread wrapped round a grilled sausage and smothered in tomato sauce – which you might call ketchup.

The sausages were grilled on a little barbecue right there.  They were usually pretty charred on the outside – and if you were lucky were cooked through.

Nowadays sausage sizzles have gone more upmarket and have brown bread, tomato sauce, onion and mustard.  Much too fancy!

Beautiful Day by Kate Anthony

Beautiful Day is chick lit I suppose – but I loved it!  Right from the very beginning to the very end.  It was warm and engaging.  Even though some tough issues were dealt with (the effects of divorce on children, caring for disabled people), it was never over the top.

On the copy I got from the library a quote was on the cover saying "Heart-wrenching and compulsive".  I don't think that "heart-wrenching" quite fits the bill.  Because underneath it all is a warm humanity.  The book was a real page turner for me.

You don't realise where the title for the book comes from until the very end.  And the cover is beautiful too.