Monday, June 30, 2008

spinach pie

Tim's brother Nick and Tim's dad came for dinner. We ate -

pumpkin soup

spinach pie
green salad

poached pears with yoghurt and passionfruit

Very good.

Sunday, June 29, 2008

spaghetti bolognese

Tim's dad came for dinner. We ate -

spaghetti bolognese
green salad

My bolognese sauce is lacking. I'll have to find a new, and improved recipe!

Indian dinner

Last night Matthew and Cade came over for dinner and we ate:

Bengali green beans and potatoes*
Bengal red lentils with spices*
Yogurt with mint and cucumber
Carrot and mustard seed salad

for dessert we ate little cakes from Caketown on King St, Newtown - yummo!

* from Julie Sahni's Classic Indian Vegetarian Cookery

Saturday, June 28, 2008

Osvaldo Polletti

Last night we had dinner at Osvaldo Polletti in Leichhardt.

Silverbeet Tart
Sardines with Currants and Pinenuts
Arancini flavoured with Squid Ink

White Bean and Mussel Soup


We drank a red wine from a vineyard called Donnafugata - basically because that's the name of the village in The Leopard.

Once again the food was delicious - I particularly enjoyed the Silverbeet Tart and the Soup.

about arancini at Wikipedia
and an array of Sicilian recipes elsewhere

Thursday, June 26, 2008

eggs and haloumi

fried eggs and haloumi
green beans and tomato
rice with onion
radicchio and artichoke

this was a beautiful to look at dish: the yellow orange egg yolk surrounded by rice, the dull green and red of cooked beans and tomato leaking yellow oil, the dull grey green artichokes against crimson radicchio, and black olives


Wednesday, June 25, 2008

bangers and mash

Tim cooked tonight.

mashed potato
sweet corn on the cob and green beans


Tuesday, June 24, 2008

chicken breast and brussel sprouts

sounds nice doesn't it!

fried chicken breast
sliced brussel sprouts cooked with smoked pork neck, seasoned with salt, pepper and a little red wine
potatoes in butter and oil

Monday, June 23, 2008

chickpeas and spinach

chickpeas and spinach
yoghurt with garlic and mint
rice with onion
cherry tomatoes and black olives

Sunday, June 22, 2008

lamb shanks

lamb shanks with lemon and thyme
potatoes in butter and oil