Raw food diet for dogs

I’ve adopted two dogs recently, and I made my first attempt at a raw food diet for Max and Rosella. Max especially likes it, while Rosella still prefers her dry food. It’s easy to make, but you need a food processor or grinder. Essentially, mince and grind all the ingredients until relatively smooth, and then…

Cornmeal battered snapper

Some people may say that a nice fish such as snapper shouldn’t be battered (breaded) and fried…I beg to differ…I think the right batter on a fish provides a nice, crisp and flavourful coating that locks in the moisture and flavour of the fish.  And cornmeal provides a bit of extra ‘bite’ in texture and…

Vegetable Bisteeya

This recipe comes from the Gourmet Farmer Deli Book, a cookbook about producing and cooking food the ‘way it used to be’.  Amongst the different recipes for making cheeses, hams, bacon and smoking and curing fish, there are a lot of recipes for great dishes.  This dish looks at first glance a spanakopita, but made…

Poached eggs on toast

Quick and simple to make, and yummy…Using a large, wide pot, bring some water to the boil and add about 1/4 cup vinegar for every 4 litres (1 gallon) water; the vinegar helps to fix the egg proteins.  You don’t have to, but swirling the water just prior to adding an egg into the center…

Home-style potatoes, smoked polish sausage and eggs

This is a great way to start a Saturday. Dice about 6 medium potatoes into modest cubes and place in a pan on low heat with 1 Tb oil and 1/4 cup butter. Cover and leave undisturbed for 20 minutes. Remove lid and add 3 minced cloves of garlic and a hefty amount of diced…