Smashed potatoes (Aussie style?)

Smashed potato? I had never heard of the phrase until recently. Supposedly it is an Australian thing? Now, twice-baked potatoes I know. I grew up with these. Larger potatoes, baked in the oven until tender, cut in half, innards scooped out and mixed with any combination of butter, sour cream, garlic, onions, chives, peppers, bacon,…

Spinach and cheddar quesadilla with sour cream and hot sauce

There’s nothing like a simple quesadilla. I’m happy with some fresh mozzarella alone, but it’s good to throw in something green and a sharper cheese. And if your going to throw in some spinach, throw in a bunch! Let’s say about 4 oz, 1/4 lb, 225 g. And a good amount of sharp cheddar! Fry…

Garden photos update, December 2012

The Vegees are continuing to grow. The sugar snap peas are long gone, the broccoli is gone, and there’s a bit of silverbeet (chard) left. Still waiting on the red cabbage, hot peppers, red onions, tomatoes and corn. I also added a photo of an artichoke flower and a bush that has flowered for the…

Thai chile hot sauce

I found a recipe for hot sauce that is similar to the way Tabasco makes their hot sauce, except for the 3 years of cask! 1 lb (0.5 kg) Thai chiles, topped2 Tb sea salt1.5 cups white vinegar Purée chile and salt in a food processor, then let cure in a sealed jar for 2…