Another Sunday, Another Dinner!

Yup, another Sunday Dinner party tonight.  I’m looking forward to using our new red wine glasses and also our new salt and pepper shaker… Our engagement party was like Christmas I tell you!

This week it’s a roast pork recipe that The Runner found during the week on  The link is here if you want to check it out.  It looks pretty yummy and delicious.  It’s currently in the fridge marinating in herbs, spices, and orange juice.  I’m going to do roast potatoes, sweet potatoes, and apples on the side with some wilted spinach.  Should be tasty!  Oh and I’m going to attempt Nigella Lawson’s Olive Oil Chocolate Cake for dessert.  I’ve never made an Olive oil chocolate cake for dessert but hopefully it turns out well.  If not, there’s always Kurtosh  and Cold Rock Ice Creamery around the corner.

I’m also planning ahead and making Smitten Kitchen’s beef brisket in the slow cooker for tomorrow night.  It already smells delicious and it still has another 6 hours to cook!  I LOVE beef brisket, but sadly it’s really hard to find here in Australia.  My mom used to make it all the time in an oven bag with french onion soup and it’s amazing.  This recipe is more of a sweet-sour-BBQ type thing which sounds yummy too!  We went to the Meat Emporium yesterday so not only does our freezer resemble a treasure trove of meat, we were able to get some lovely cuts like brisket that our normal butcher never seems to have.  

I should probably get back to cooking, I’ve just done a quick calculation and based on the size of the pork and how long the cake will take to bake in the oven, I should have put it in 30 minutes ago in order to have dinner ready before 8…..uh-oh!


Happy Sunday!



Coming up next Sunday….. Apples for Jam!

Thanks to the randomness of the “Close your eyes and point” methodology, I’ve now chosen the cookbook for next week.  Apples for Jam by Tessa Kiros.


This book is absolutely gorgeous, given to me by lovely friends as a birthday gift (I think?).  The pictures are beautiful and it’s a fairly thick book with recipes organised by- wait for it- colours!  Red, Orange, Yellow, Pink, Green, Gold, White, Brown, Monochrome, Striped and Multicolour!  Very cool- and some very yummy sounding recipes– although I have to make a HUGE confession….. I’ve never cooked anything out of this book…. in fact, that might be a catch phrase that becomes increasingly common as the Blog goes on.

So, for my first attempt to cook using this book, we have the following options on pages 7, 33, 69, 87, 101….

p.7- Sorry guys, this is where the table of contents lives….

p.33- Meat Lasagne- the second page of the recipe- one of the Runner’s favourite meals….

p.69- Quince Jam- this recipe needs 2kg of Quince.  I’m not sure where people even buy a single quince, let alone 2kg of quinces…. I think I’ll leave the quince jam to Maggie Beer.

p.87- Roast rack of pork with fennel and honey- Hello Sunshine!!!  Have I mentioned that I LOVE pork?

p.101- Orange juice and olive oil cake with pine nuts…. ooh that doesn’t sound half bad!

Stay tuned, and feel free to weigh in with your two cents…..  and yes, I will need some volunteers to help us eat this time.