Sunday, February 28, 2010

testing recipes

I just bought (another) recipe book - Kids Cooking by the Woman's Weekly, and can I just say yum? I decided to make the Vegetable and Feta Tart for lunch today, I don't think the toddler will be quite up to chopping eggplant for a while yet, but there are lots of how-to's and explanations and descriptions of things for the budding chef.

The thing I really liked about this recipe is that it worked even though I only sort of followed the recipe. My cooking style is haphazard because I don't plan, so I never have the right ingredients. This is why the Corn, Cheese and Bacon Muffins became Oatmeal Coconut Sultana muffins this afternoon. They still worked!

I made minor alterations to the tart recipe - no pesto, used pasta sauce, no zucchini, used pumpkin I roasted off first with nutmeg sprinkled on them. I added some coriander, cumin and paprika when I cooked off the eggplant, because that's just the way I like it. And totally forgot to measure anything. And they turned out so well, I was quite chuffed because pastry (yes even the pre-made sheets, as used here) and I don't always get on well.

And as you can see - toddler thought the tart wasn't bad either...


  1. Hi Michelle! I woke up to a nice treat- you had become my 100th "follower"! Thank you so much and I look forward to fllowing you too! Love the random cooking bits. I am totally the opposite. Must follow a recipe. It's very inhibiting, maybe you can loosen me up! :)

  2. Thanks Amy! Love your blog, I studied Industrial Design too, so it's a real treat, and loved laughing at those awful sofas!


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