LIBRARYCOOK – the sour note edition

A culinary tragedy that should never have been published! It’s hard to believe, but even the librarycook doesn’t have a 100% success rate choosing the right recipe.  Such was the case with the December/January edition of Delicious, which included an abomination of a recipe called Sesame Butter Radishes with Lemon. Touted as a way to … Continue reading LIBRARYCOOK – the sour note edition

librarycook goes #hipster

Like all of us, even the librarycook can get struck in a rut.  So the October issue of Delicious was perfect – featuring poke bowls, super foods, clean eating, and all those other icons of contemporary cuisine. But what to cook?  Would it be the loaded sweet potato with broad beans and chilli?  The ochazuke … Continue reading librarycook goes #hipster

librarycook + lamb pie = scrumptious

Will this winter never end, thought the librarycook?  Or will the arctic conditions last until Christmas?  As usual, the librarycook’s thoughts turned rapidly to food, and the September issue of Delicious didn’t let her down. Lamb, carrot and harissa pies struck just the right note – warm, comforting, slightly spicy – future versions may up … Continue reading librarycook + lamb pie = scrumptious

Librarycook certainly likes this cheeky beef dish…

So, with winter upon us, the librarycook took one look at the July issue of Delicious and knew.  No light salads of this, or delicate mousses of that.  Meat, and lots of it was what was needed, so Slow Cooked Beef Cheeks with Beetroot and Hummus it was. Two butcher shops later, 20 minutes of … Continue reading Librarycook certainly likes this cheeky beef dish…

Librarycook strikes again

  The librarycook didn’t mess around this month.  When the June issue of Delicious hit the magazine stand, its cover recipe was irresistible.  So, One Pot Butter Chicken it was.       But then the librarycook read on. Serve with dill yoghurt.  What?  Dill, when coriander exists?  So, that self-evident change made, the librarycook set … Continue reading Librarycook strikes again