Thursday, May 6, 2010

Grand cooking plans.

First things first!

I had to buy a new rotary cutter today as I trod on my old one, and managed to snap it in half! Fortunately it was closed so no damage was done to my foot. I have a quilting plan up my sleeve... thats all I will say :-)

I had a nice dinner with Michelle at her place last night. She made a Garlic Butter, Prawn and Bacon Pasta, and it was delicious! She found the recipe on the Taste website.

After dinner we watched P.S I Love You (cried most of the way through it) and read some of her Julie Child Mastering the Art of French Cooking cookbook she was given for her birthday last October.

Last weekend Michelle had a sleep over at my place because Jamie was away, and she insisted she bring Julie&Julia for us to watch. I felt it had a similar feeling to Devil Wears Prada, what with Julia and her husbands relationship dramas, but ignoring that I thought the film was really good. I didn't realise Michelle had the cookbook, so I was super excited to see it sitting on her bookshelf last night.

She is yet to cook anything from it, preferring to read through it first (I think she is up to page four hundred and something of the total seven hundred or so pages). We think the first recipe will be the "Duck boning one" - more for the experience rather than how it will taste! My brother (who is the master chef) assures me it is totally easy, I think his words were something along the lines of "You just rip the bones out of the little *** and then chuck the whole thing on the hot plate..." Right Tom ... I'm sure that is the impression Julia Child wanted to get across too.

Michelle did point out one problem with our goal .... we don't actually know where you can buy a whole fresh duck...

Lets hope we don't try the mature partridge recipes!

Sam xox


  1. I just watched Julie & Julia this week, too! Doesn't it just make you feel like you wish you had a chance to meet Julia Child? (well, until the end, anyway)

  2. Hi Sam,

    How are you? Me and Hiddo do miss Australia a lot. The weather overhere is quite bad and we are a little bit to busy. So our good memories of a lovely time in Sydney come back. So I thougt, lets have a look at Sams blog.
    We will also look Julie & julia soon. I think it will be a great movie. And thanks for the tips of digging an veggie garden. Our garden needs some care:)

    Till next time and have a good week. Marjolein Reijners