Chicken and chorizo empanadas

Happy that I was organized for an upcoming  job, I was sitting comfortably on the lounge sipping peppermint tea after dinner. Tomorrow I would make the chicken and chorizo empanadas.

Anzac biscuits for Thea

Making food for Thea is an interesting task. Somedays she enjoys the things that I put in front of her, other days she blows raspberries at them, turning her head away in disgust.

Traditional Easter biscuits

I'm smiling to myself right now as I remember the table in my grandma and grandpa's lounge where as a child, on Easter Sunday, my chocolate eggs were placed.

Overcooked quinoa 2 ways.

I'm not quite sure what I was thinking, but I added double the recommended amount of water to cook some quinoa the other day. Having spied some preserved lemons at the back of the fridge.

Gougeres-bite size balls of cheesy choux pastry

Always a sucker for a new food store, and a French one at that, I popped in to Le Petit Marche in Newport when I had a spare five minutes last week. Beautiful wooden shelves were filled with jars.

Lavender shortbread biscuits.

ou see, we were out for a run as I'm training for the Sydney marathon again this year, and passing a neighbours garden I spotted some lavender. Knowing how much Thea loves biscuits.

Chocolate fork biscuits

The recipe is from Constance Spry's cookery book, a tome published in the sixtes and now widely regarded as somewhat of a kitchen bible. The name Constance, or rather the diminutive Connie.