Today I turned my camera to manual. It has been on auto for the past 10 months. With help from the White on Rice photography series I will improve.
I'm cleaning out my freezer and made a clafoutis with some frozen cherries. I use the Julia Child recipe with a few changes. I preheat the pan before adding the frozen fruit and mixture and bake it for around 35 minutes.
A TASTE OF YELLOW
Earlier this year I excitedly posted about a cook book from the Taste Of Yellow event. Unfortunately being a new mother has prevented Sara at Whisk and Needles from progressing with this. Thank you to everyone who gave permission for their entries to be used. I'm sorry there was not a response to your emails.
A FEW FREEBIES I'D LIKE TO SHARE WITH YOU
A selection of Beerenberg Sauces I received several weeks ago.
Asian Dressing - I wasn't keen on this and gave it to Chris. He liked it.
Teriyaki Grill Sauce - suggested use is in stir fries but we tried it over some dried fried rice and enjoyed it.
No1 Asian Plum Sauce - also excellent in stir fries. I added it to a stir fry of beef, red pepper and asparagus.
Hamburger Relish - I could eat this straight from the jar with a spoon.
Knit the Season is the third book from the Friday Night Knitting Club series by Kate Jacobs. I had read the first book in the series but missed out on the second, Knit Two. The series focuses on family bonds and friendships. I found it to be an enjoyable light read.
The Food Of A Younger Land is more my type of book. It's been out for some months but I wasn't up to reading when I received it. I prefer non fiction to fiction and I'm a big Mark Kurlansky fan. At a book signing in Auckland several years ago a long and impatient queue formed behind me as we chatted about his book The Basque History of the World.
The Food of a Younger Land is a collection of essays written before fast food restaurants and frozen food when American's ate seasonal, regional and traditional foods. Mark Kurlansky has chosen a selection of the writings from the Federal Writers Project of the 1930's. The book is arranged in regions and features some recipes.
It is the type of book best stored by your bedside table to dip in and out of as the mood takes.