Wednesday, March 23, 2011


It can be difficult to make time to post, even though I've been making so much food!

I even feel that my still in the kitchen has significantly increased. I made scones the other day and were much better than they usually are. It's astounding and very rewarding :)

Here's what I made tonight:
A Japanese dish called 'Omelette rice' Which I've attempted before with Ryan, but which came out significantly better tonight.

Here is my inspiration:

for rice:
cooked rice for 2 (perhaps 1-2 cups)
1/2 an onion, finely chopped
1 garlic cloves, crushed
1/2 a carrot, cubed
1/2 can diced tomatoes
200g cooked chicken
1 bay leaf
1/4 tsp chicken stock
1 Tbsp sake

For omelette:
4 eggs
dash of cream
salt and pepper

In a pan, fry onion and garlic gently over a medium-high heat and add carrots until it's all nice and soft. Add the rest of the ingredients with the rice at the end and season well.

Mix the ingredients for the omelette together and make omelette in a non-stick pan. When nearly cooked, put rice on top and flick corners over the sides. Flip omelette onto plate and shape with a paper towel into the shape of a rugby ball.

Serve with tomato sauce :)

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Cooking, cooking and more cooking!

What can I say?

Cooking for myself and Ryan over the last few weeks has been a deliciously fun adventure. Every Saturday (usually night) we choose the recipe plan for the week. This usually involves me pouring over recipe books, getting really excited and wanted to cook everything. By some miracle, this system works and we choose on seven meals for the week ahead, usually with one 'easy' meal - something like pizza on a ready-made pizza base or the traditional Folster-family Friday night dinner of eggs on toast.

Sunday is shopping day and then the fun begins for one more week!

Some of the things we've made include:
Scotch eggs (Ryan's favourite)
Spanish Lamb stew with pumpkin scones (my favourite)
Pasta and pumpkin bake
Miso stuffed fish
Steamed pork buns
Gyoza (Japanese fried dumplings)
Intense salads
Delicious toasted sandwiches

And the list goes on.

I've even had the chance to do some baking! Only two sets of cookies so far, but in the future this list will surely expand immensely.

Sadly, while I do take photos, they don't come out looking really professional-like, but I'll keep working on them to make this blog even more purdy and professional-like.

Well, appealing to the eyes at least.