What’s in the Fridge? No. 10

Robin Boyle British, Dinner, In the fridge?, Main course

A braise of sausages, vegetables, lemon and bay leaves With a forced layoff from posting of a few months due to surgery, we return to Olive’s Kitchen with another post in the series “What’s in the Fridge?”. Not only is one of us largely incapacitated but we are also currently having a significant amount of work done to our house …

A Blast From The Past! No. 1

Robin Boyle Australian, British, Dinner, Lunch, Main course, Miscellaneous, Red meat

Shepherd’s Pie – The history Our friend Alistair obtained this recipe in 1973 when he and Alessina stayed at the Salvation Army’s People’s Palace, Melbourne. He was told it was based on the Salvation Army’s 1914 traditional Australian winter recipe. The two had arrived in Australia by ship from Canada and the “Palace” had been recommended to them by a …

Rhubarb Fool

Robin Boyle British, Dessert, Family, Fruit, Recipe, Tasmania

A check of the Internet shows that April 1, April Fool’s Day, is a very popular time for food writers to talk about the fruit and cream based dessert known as a ‘fool’. We have decided to do likewise. Elizabeth David, in An Omelette and a Glass of Wine, devotes several pages to the English fruit fool. Most fruit fools …