Gingering up December

When the much anticipated December-January issue of Delicious arrived, the librarycook was faced with a dilemma.  The issue positively bulged with scrumptious this and delectable that.  But there was a problem.  Most of the "Bumper Christmas Issue" recipes were aimed at the Christmas cook.  Or, at the very least, at those planning a summer of … Continue reading Gingering up December

November librarycook – pretty in pink?

The November issue of Delicious arrived with a burst of pink.  A huge, hundreds-and-thousands-in-shades-of-pink-and-red decorated cake.  A sparkler.  Roses. And an invitation to celebrate 18 years of Delicious. The librarycook, however, must have been in a contrary mood.  She flicked through the no doubt exquisite cake recipes.  Past the almost-too-beautiful-to-eat bowl and salad recipes.  Kept … Continue reading November librarycook – pretty in pink?

Spring has sprung! : the October librarycook

The October issue of Delicious promised a spring clean - complete with exclamation mark, to highlight, presumably, the "delicious detox" recipes, the 7 ways with avocado, and the super-greens pasta.  Putting aside her quite natural revulsion to the term "detox"*, the librarycook opened up the magazine and commenced her perusal. And found an array of … Continue reading Spring has sprung! : the October librarycook

librarycook september : scone with the wind?

The librarycook has never been a scone maker.  Daunted, perhaps, by her Irish grandmother's mastery of the scone - her repertoire featured the plain scone, the date scone, the sultana scone, and the cheesy savoury scone, the librarycook had never ventured into the realm of the scone. But that was all about to change.  The … Continue reading librarycook september : scone with the wind?

July librarycook – A Mac ‘n’ Cheese-off

Sometimes the simplest things are the best.  Vegemite toast.  Black tea. Hot chips. A perfect mango.  And so, with that thought in mind, the librarycook turned to the July issue of Delicious, which had obviously had the same idea - eight pages of Mac 'n' Cheese gloriousness, with seven different recipes to choose from. Which to choose?  … Continue reading July librarycook – A Mac ‘n’ Cheese-off

The librarycook almost gives up

The librarycook really struggled to find something to make from April’s Delicious magazine.  She tried the pasta with sausage and cauliflower.  The chocolate & pretzel biscuits.  Both were fine. Acceptable.  Just not great. Half-heartedly leafing through once more, the Pumpkin with Blue Cheese & Pickled Walnut caught her eye.  It was pretty.  Autumnal. Blue cheese … Continue reading The librarycook almost gives up