Friday, March 16, 2007


I like to try new things and have recently found Neil Perry's aioli. Aioli is mayonaise with roasted garlic.

Tomatoes, baby spinach and red onion salad, with battered prawns topped with Neil Perry's aioli.

We use the aioli on seafood, wedges, salad, in fact on almost anything. Neil Perry has a range of products that you can buy from Woolworths, we have tried his marinades as well. Try them, they really are yummy.

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Cinamon Toast and Hot Chocolate

AJR has discovered the delights of Cinamon toast and hot chocolate with cinamon in it and here is his favourite afternoon snack.

Monday, March 12, 2007

Pasta Pantry Cooking


1pkt pasta
sliced olives to taste (I use Woolworth's home brand)
sliced sundried tomatoes to taste (I like and use Always Fresh, Sundried tomato strips)
1 tuna steak
rocket or rocket and spinach mix

Cook pasta until al dente or as liked,
mix in all the other ingredients, making sure you flake the tuna
add Parmesan cheese (I did not)

Saturday, March 10, 2007

Gourmet Gluten Free fair

MLR and I attended the fair, but were a bit late due to other things that happened today. I had to work this morning and then was late back as the work still wasn't finished. Then MLR went missing and JSR was even more late for his golf. AJR was at his friend Liam's through all this. We found MLR and JSR got off to golf and then I had a snooze on the couch!!!! Suddenly it was heading for 3.30 and the fair finished at 4pm. So off we went, saw Robert De Castella on his stand, and tried some interesting "bread", then bought some gluten free, dairy free biscuits, grabbed some brochures and fled to the shopping centre for a dose of retail therapy in Woollies.

Friday, March 09, 2007

Cheap wine and a three day....

Following the popular $12 cases of wine found (and bought and consumed) in Woollies in past few weeks, I heard a rumour that ALDI were following suit, so after work dropped in to my local to find out if there were any left. Now it is important to know that the wine went on sale on Thursday morning and it is now Friday evening just before 6pm. Well I could see the pallett's were they had been, and two boxes of sweet white wine looking at me with those take me home eyes that wine cartons have, but which I was successfully able to resist. So keep your eyes out and let me know if this sale happens again and I will try on the day the wine is available. Hope those who shopped Thursday morning for their wine were more successful than moi.


Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Gluten Free Gourmet Food Fair

For those in the Canberra region and interested in this topic, then this is the fair to attend. It is on at the Canberra Southern Cross Club in Woden on Saturday the 10th of March.

I intend to be there and check things out. If you are interested in exhibiting at or sponsoring the event please contact or phone 02 6286 9577.

I will report back here about what I learn (and what show bags I get my mits on).

Aunty A

Saturday, March 03, 2007

Smoked Salmon Pasta last week

Easy to make Smoked Salmon Penne pasta
(serves however many you want!)

Per person:

60g dried penne (or other) pasta
50 g smoked salmon
1/4 capsicum (yellow or red)
1/4 head brocolli
1 wedge Blue Castello blue brie

1. Cook pasta, according to packet directions, until al dente.

2. Meanwhile, slice capsicum lengthwise and then across
into matchstick shaped pieces. Chop brocolli into small pieces. Place both
is a microwave-safe dish, add approx 1 Tbpsn water per serve, cover loosley
with gladwrap and microwave on high until cooked but crunchy (approx 1.5
minutes per serve)

3. While all this is happening, chop the smoked salmon into smallish

4. Once the capsicum and brocolli are cooked drain and add
smoked salmon and lashings of freshly ground black pepper.

5. Once the pasta is cooked drain and return to the pot.

6. Add the capsicum, brocolli and smoked salmon mix to the
pasta. Cut the blue cheese into wedges and stir through. Cover with lid
if necessary to enhance the cheese melting.

7. Serve!
With thanks to TSS