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

The librarycook kneads some dough

In theory, the recipe chosen by the librarycook for the November blogpost was the best and most reader-friendly yet.  About 20 minutes of anything resembling work, and days of reading time while the dough proved. And yet.  The dough was made on a Wednesday afternoon, and used on a Friday evening, thereby providing a good … Continue reading The librarycook kneads some dough

The librarycook’s (October) diary

On top of being a bibiliophile, the librarycook also nurses a not-so-secret passion for all foods Yotam.  Ottolenghi, that is.  First nurtured by his regular column in The Guardian*, then fired up by his charming television series Mediterranean on a Plate, and his delightful podcast Simple Pleasures**, the librarycook was beyond thrilled to see that … Continue reading The librarycook’s (October) diary