Category: domesticity

  • prawn salad

    prawn salad, originally uploaded by dogpossum. In the new red, plastic bowl. This is pretty much all supermarket food, because we had to. cos lettuce (not supermarket) tomatoes (not supermarket) baby asparagus (not supermarket) avocado (supermarket) yellow capsicum (not supermarket) mushrooms (supermarket) cooked prawns (supermarket! cheap! impulse purchase!) cucumber (supermarket) The best bit is the […]

  • it’s raining here, a bit

    It’s raining a lot in Brisbane, and I’ve finally managed to ascertain the whereabouts of the various family members who’ve been Left Behind while the rest of us fled south. I am now also sure my Brisvegan friends are safe and well. No one is injured or missing, and we southerners are very relieved. Meanwhile, […]

  • lasagne

    This is how we make lasagne. It’s easy and it doesn’t take all that long to make. We don’t like bechamel sauce, but we _do_ really like the layers of tofu – fu sucks up flavours. We occasionally replace the ‘fu with some home made cheese, but that’s an added layer of fuss. It’s also […]

  • gingerbread noms

    This is a recipe I’ve used lots of times. I’ve tried the 2 Fat Ladies one, but this one is better. It’s from Vogue Entertaining Aug/Sep 1996. It’s from a special they did on ‘country cakes’, and every cake I’ve made from that collection has been really really good. I’m not very good at cakes, […]

  • mid-week report

    This is just going to be an account of things I’ve done lately, as I’m trying to get my brain in gear for doing readings and some writing. Today I did the third run of week five of c25k. That was 5 minutes walking, 20 minutes running, 5 minutes walking. I ran for twenty whole […]

  • Is this a wichetty grub?

    Is this a wichetty grub? Originally uploaded by dogpossum We found a bunch of these in our narrow (but fairly deep and wide) garden bed. It’s a sort of concrete tub, a long (6m), 30cm wide, 50cm deep garden bed situation. When we moved in it was like dry, dusty concrete. So we mixed in […]

  • twitter continues to swallow up my intertubes brain

    Things are kind of rolling along here in Sydney. It rained all last week, every single day, and that was terrible. But today it’s sunny again. SUN! This is what it was like last week (and this is WHY I couldn’t go out running yesterday morning when it was raining, TWITTER): I’ve started doing the […]

  • vegie lasagne

    layers: – paneer (yes, again) – baby spinach – red slop: canned brown lentils, canned tomato, onions, garlic, fresh basil, olive oil. Would usually include mushrooms, but they were skanky – very think slices of butternut pumpkin – top layer of sliced basic and tomatoes. It was finally topped with a layer of ordinary yellow […]

  • a revision of my comments about CSIRO’s approach to vegetarianism

    I want to add something to my first post discussing the CSIRO diet. Here is some very basic information I’ve found in the two CSIRO books. I haven’t looked further afield (yet). The acknowledgments in the second book write: CSIRO gratefully acknowledges all those who have contributed to the funding of research on higher-protein diets […]

  • making paneer: add acid

    Basically, to make paneer, you take the milk off the heat just as it boils, add the acid and stir while it’s on a lower heat. It just separates like magic, greeny whey, white blobs of curd. Awesomely satisfying. Following a Madhur Jaffrey recipe, I began by adding some white vinegar, even though I’ve added […]