30 mai 2006

Today's pick

  Sunshine in a jar - Hand picked olives in olive oil These are the delightful olives I picked on Barbara’s olive trees. I cannot thank her enough. Being able to cure my own olives is such an exciting journey. I divided the olives in 2 batches: I used Barbara’s method to cure the 1st batch and I crushed the second batch with a brick. What a good way to get rid of your stress! Take a handful of olives and bang! Hit them hard with a brick wrapped in cloth.  Crushing olives, breaks down the flesh and helps... [Lire la suite]
Posté par GiantSquid à 13:53 - - Commentaires [5] - Permalien [#]

24 mai 2006

Mind blowing

  New Zealand Lamb – Photo from my company’s website   My camera has been malfunctioning for a few weeks and I was waiting to have the problem fixed to start posting again. But today I really need to tell about my yesterday's mind blowing experience. My boss gave me a lamb rack yesterday. - Some companies reward their employees with stock options and sport cars…. I got a whole rack of lamb - . I was both delighted and puzzled. Lamb racks are quite in fashion here in New Zealandbut I never... [Lire la suite]
Posté par GiantSquid à 09:38 - - Commentaires [5] - Permalien [#]
02 mai 2006

Hummus – Take 2

           Adzuki bean hummus When reading about macrobiotic food, I learnt a lot about Adzuki beans, an ingredient I only associated with moon buns and anko so far. They’re said to be yang (Good for your skin apparently).They are a good source a protein and are considered to have a positive action on kidneys. Having said that I rarely came across a savoury recipe for Adzuki beans. Apart from the boring “boiled adzuki and rice” or “Adzuki soups”. Such a wonderful ingredient deserves... [Lire la suite]
Posté par GiantSquid à 10:34 - - Commentaires [4] - Permalien [#]