Toursi, or in English, pickled vegetables, are usually eaten on Clean Monday, when Lent begins before Easter. They can be eaten at any time as a side dish. These Toursi are made from a recipe in George's book.
Greek Cooking from the Hellenic Heart could be yours for US$10. Make a donation at First Giving as part of 2009's Menu 4 Hope VI. There is an excellent donation form on this page to make it a very simple excercise. It is prize code AP01.
Go to Tomatom for a full list of all the Australian prize donations.
It may look as if I've lost my blogging mojo. I haven't, I'm just very busy. One of my best buddies from Perth is visiting. I'm happy to say we are having as much fun shopping and going to the movies as we did when we were 16. We just need to stop and have coffee more.
This is the cake I made on this day in 2006.
PS Thanks to everyone who has dropped by recently and left comments. I apologise I haven't had the time to respond.
Here is the David Herbert recipe which I first discovered when I had lunch at Arfi's house.
Lemon Cake by: David Herbert
185g unsalted butter, softened 3/4 cup caster sugar 1 Tbs finely grated lemon zest 3 eggs, lightly beaten 1 1/2 cup self-raising flour, sifted 1/2 cup sugar 1/4 cup lemon juice
the oven to 160C. Grease a 23 x 12 cm loaf tin and line the base with
baking paper. In an electric mixer, beat the butter, caster sugar and
lemon zest for 2-3 minutes, or until soft and well mixed. Gradually add
the beaten eggs, alternating with a spoonful of the flour, mixing well
after each addition. Fold in the remaining flour and mix gently until
smooth. Spoon the batter into the prepared loaf tin and smooth the
surface. Bake for 50-60 minutes (my oven only took 45 minutes), or
until golden and firm to the touch. A skewer inserted in the centre
should come out clean. Turn out onto a wire rack. Mix together the
sugar and lemon juice until just combined, without letting the sugar
dissolve. Quickly spoon the sugar mixture over the top of the warm
cake. The juice will sink into the cake and the sugar will form a crunchy topping
This is a snack we enjoyed when my son Chris was visiting last week. He worked hard on editing a photo for me for the LiveSTRONG With A Taste Of Yellow round up. I was really pleased with the final result and felt he deserved to be rewarded with some of his favourite foods. Visit on the 13th May to see how clever he is.
I treated myself to a new point and shoot Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ3 camera recently. This photo was inspired by a photo taken by the talented Ilva at Lucullian Delights .
I have a nice couple of days ahead. Mary is coming to visit for the weekend. We plan on celebrating Bastille Day with Marina. So that will be a New Zealander, an Australian, two Italians and a Canadian celebrating the French national day with New Zealand lamb and Australian and New Zealand wines.
Here are the olives the Suburban Hippy picked. ...and an Angel At My Table picked this basketful...and some rosemary. We couldn't reach the olives at the very top of the tree but I'm sure the birds will enjoy them.