Thursday, 27 April 2017

Need Some Inspiration? Try Scallops!

Seared Scallops and Cauliflower Grits

Despite  Food on Friday: Scallops being a small collection I am able to show you some inspirational dishes.  On the good side, there were 4 new participants – which is great.

If you go to this Pinboard you will be able to see not only the dishes from this Food on Friday but also from the earlier one – which on that occasion resulted in a flood of great dishes.

The pic at the top is from thebrookcook Seared Scallops and Cauliflower Grits

Potato & Carrot Chowder with Scallops by Karen's Kitchen Stories

Pan Seared Scallops by the wonderful cook and photographer of The Midnight Baker

Thanks to Teaspoon of Spice for this inspirational dish – Seared Scallops with Fava Bean Puree

Wednesday, 26 April 2017

My (not so) Perfect Life by Sophie Kinsella

If you like literary novels My (not so) Perfect Life will not be the book for you.  If you want a humorous light hearted chick lit book – it's a goodie.

The heroine is a young woman trying to make it in London – she instagrams – and everything seems so great – until it isn't.  How she deals with a reversal in life and the way she responds to these challenges is canvassed in a fun way.

I got this book from the library after reading a review by Shauna of I Love to Read and Review Books

I have seen this book described as a 'palate cleanser' – I agree – it's like a sorbet – light fun and a bit fizzy.

If you want a moral, I believe it would be that this book shows the benefits of being authentic to the person you are.

Tuesday, 25 April 2017

Anzac Biscuits in honour of ANZAC Day

In honour of ANZAC day I share with you the basic Edmonds Cookbook recipe for Anzac biscuits (cookies).  I hope you give them a go.


1/2 cup Standard Flour
1/3 cup sugar
2/3 cup coconut
3/4 cup rolled oats
50g butter
1 tablespoon golden syrup
1/2 teaspoon Baking Soda
2 tablespoons boiling water


Preheat oven to 180°C.
Mix together flour, sugar, coconut and rolled oats.
Melt butter and golden syrup.
Dissolve baking soda in the boiling water and add to butter and golden syrup.
Stir butter mixture into the dry ingredients.
Place level tablespoonfuls of mixture onto cold greased trays.
Bake about 15 minutes or until golden.

Makes 20.