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My lovely friend Celia writes the most delicious blog on the planet... Fig Jam and Lime Cordial.


One of the things that she posts about is the delights in her bountiful Australian kitchen. She links to other blogs around the globe so I thought I'd share of few picts of what's cooking here at Casa Del Aguas.

A nice batch of bread dough turned into a baguette and some rolls.

We had some friends over for dinner last Saturday and started off with a cheese board made by the hub. The pale yellow cheese is one of my favorites, "Red Dragon", made mustard seeds it has a kick.
He made the cutting board from a piece of walnut. It's just the right size for passing around.
The hub made parmesan polenta hearts.

Cooking is like love; it should be entered into with abandon or not at all.   ~ Julia Childs

I made a spicy tomato sauce to go with the polenta.

Oranges, dates and spicy sugared almonds on a romaine salad in an avocado oil/champagne dressing.

Almond sponge cake got a whipped cream and fresh strawberry filling with Nuetella.

The hub also made these steak rollups stuffed with carrots, spring onions and zucchini.

Last night I made Moosewood vegetarian chile, coconut cream corn, chicken strips, also lemon yogurt muffins. The muffin recipe came from The Enchanted Broccoli Forest, another Moosewood cookbook that I hadn't looked at in a long time. It was like seeing an old friend.

What's in your kitchen? Do you have a favorite cookbook? Do dish!

Marilyn (aka Maz in Australian) :-)


"It’s fun to get together and have something good to eat at least once a day.
That’s what human life is all about - enjoying things." ~ Julia Childs
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On April 1st, 2014 08:11 am (UTC), rhodielady_47 commented:
I vote your journal entry the most drool-worthy entry I've seen in a long while!
Dare I ask what goes into your coconut cream corn?
The title is quite intriguing!
I have the Moosewood Bread Book somewhere around the house...I have no idea which is my favorite cookbook but I've been buying a bunch of them at library sales here lately. I recently got a copy of the old classic Fannie Farmer. I really do like the America's Test Kitchen recipes. They tell you what all they tried along the way to their "best recipe". I love their tip they gave about cooking dried beans: Add a bit of salt to their soaking water and the skin on the beans will cook up very tender. It works!
One of my personal favorites is red potatoes cooked with onions. It comes out looking like lumpy mashed potatoes but I love the taste!
it's finally warmed up enough that I can begin to get outside and work in my yard. I hope to begin work on a kitchen/herb garden this week once I get through with the pruning.

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