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Enchiladas Suizas Casserole – Genuine Retro Cookery (Vegetarian)

April 7, 2012 by


My grandmother moved with her kids to Mexico for part of their highschool years. She brought Mexican cookery back with her to 1950s America, which resulted in recipes like this one, because even just across the border, in Houston, she wasn’t able to get the ingredients she needed to make real Mexican food. So she […]

Good Enough for an Italian Wedding – Tomato Soup & Basil Bread (Vegan)

March 6, 2012 by


I really can’t tell you how much I love this soup. I took the basic recipe from Delia Smith and modified it until I was happy. I never buy tomato soup anymore, because this recipe is better than anything I could buy in the store, and better than any tomato soups I’ve had in restaurants, […]

Egg Scramble with Cherry Tomatoes, Pickled Jalapeños (Vegetarian)

December 7, 2011 by


— butter — 4 pickled jalapeño slices, pith & seeds removed, quartered — cherry tomatoes, halved (to make about a 1/4 cup) — 2 large eggs — salt — garlic powder 1. Melt the butter in a small frying pan. You should have at least enough to coat the bottom of the pan. To my […]

Hot Dog Pasta – So Many Regrets

December 4, 2011 by


My cupboards are so often bare. Not “bare” in the actual sense, but “bare” in the modern sense: jars of mysterious Chinese and Tiawanese pastes that say things like “NO GOOD TO EAT RAW”, dried black beans, tricolour orzo, gelatin desserts, beer, jars of tikka masala sauce. Likewise, the fridge has nothing that can be made […]

Sweet Potato with Mushroom Nut Butter (Vegan)

October 26, 2011 by


Ingredients — full box white or baby bella mushrooms — 1 whole sweet potato, skin scrubbed and cleaned — dried oregano — dried thyme — ground cinnamon — salt (I used salt with ground & dried porcini added, which is gorgeous) — olive oil — walnuts ~~~ Preparation (1) — Whole Meal for One Person […]

The Most Baffling Restaurant Experience of my Life

September 12, 2011 by


A few nights ago, there was a game on. American football season is about as comprehensible to us as School Cheer Expressed via Flip Flop Colour (something we see frequently in this city), so like brave little warriors, we scurried away — with the stated goal of consuming more tandoori chicken than would feasibly fit […]

Tomato and Shallot Jam (Vegan)

August 29, 2011 by


I simply adore this jam. It works with uh, everything. Spaghettis and lamb chops and smoked cheese. For the adventurous, try it warm with vanilla ice cream. – 2 large organic shallots, peeled and sliced very thin – butter – about 1 cup brown sugar (to taste) – about 1 tsp salt (to taste) – […]

Rosemary, Gruyère and Grana Pandano Bread (Vegetarian)

August 16, 2011 by


Just look at that. That’s a work of art, that is. You’ll need a bread maker, but we got ours for $30 — that’s about 18 quid — from Newegg, and it’s been absolutely brilliant so far. In the pan of the bread maker, add, in order, without mixing or stirring: – 1 cup water – […]

Honey & Balsamic Salad Dressing (Vegetarian)

May 23, 2011 by


We’ve been trying to save money recently. There are some lovely, cheap restaurants around here, but it still doesn’t count as “saving money” to spend $5.00 on a burger and fries, even if that burger is freshly cooked, made with good ingredients, and is really quite nice. So we went to a box store, bought […]

Alice’s Dad’s Nummy Bison Burgers

May 15, 2011 by


For Chuck Wendig at TerribleMinds. My dad made these with sirloin he ground himself. They’re really nice with Weissbier. He left out the butter (anti-fat crusader) and didn’t use rocket. I occasionally wish to marry the tastiness of bison with the juiciness that comes from grilling away fat, so I add butter. It drips away […]