Food Blog

Design Finds

Cookbook Reviews

Recipe Index

Lazy Day Veg


Today was one of those rare Sundays that didn’t revolve around food. Instead of baking and recipe-planning this afternoon, I spent several hours lazing on the heath with Andrew. Reading my new Living etc with the sun on my face, I admit- cooking was the last thing on my mind. Good thing I got to the market before that, and did a bit of shopping for the week ahead.

The apples and eggs are just fridge-fillers; I go through these staples quickly. With the spinach I’ll make a favourite quick curry, one that I haven’t shared here before. Based on this recipe from Anjum Anand, it’s delicious and healthy, so stay tuned for the recipe. The mini broccoli I might roast with some shrimp, one of my favourite ways of eating it.

I plan to bake some kind of dessert with the blueberries, which is a real departure for me. I love them raw in or in my granola, but with my disinclination for for cooked fruit, I’m not sure how I’ll fare with this challenge. I might try a galette, or, if I can bring myself to environmentally “splurge” on some imported peaches, my Mum’s famous peach-and-blueberry pie. 

I bought the brownie as a treat for Andrew, because he’s always asking me to make him some. It’s from Flour Power City Bakery, and although they’re famous for their brownies, I have to agree with Andrew when he called this one less than satisfying. It’s dense, definitely, but not quite as fudgy as I like. Sigh- I guess there’s nothing for it but to make my own brownies this week, is there?

What are you making this week?


  1. MH says:

    what about that cute little chili pepper?

  2. F. says:

    No-bake fresh fruit pies were a regular summer occurrence in my home when I was growing up. We used a combination of whatever fruit was available and in season. I’ve searched for the recipe and the closest I could find to my families recipe was this: When I make it I usually add about 1/4 tsp. ginger powder and sometimes a little cinnamon depending on what fruit I’m using.

  3. Ele says:

    MH- I’ve already eaten half of him in some scrambled eggs. ;) The other half cowers in fear in the fridge….

    F- I’ve never had a no-bake pie but it sounds perfect. I bought some nectarines at the grocery store and think I’m going to make my Mum’s pie with those, if I can get the recipe. I love it because it’s “barely baked”.