My Nanna was a great cook. She was European, and used many ingredients that were not common in Australia back in the 1960s.
I loved her shady kitchen with it's enormous windows, overlooking the garden. She grew figs, bananas, strawberries by the mile...a week with Nanna was a treat to be anticipated and savoured on every level.
If I have one shining memory of her, and she passed away 45 years ago, it's of being enveloped in her warm embrace, breathing the scent of rosemary and vanilla, and always coming away with a bit of flour dust on my cheeks. To say she influenced me, and continues to do so, is an understatement.
I'm resurrecting the Recipe in 4 Sentences. If it takes more than four sentences to write out, it's too hard and has no place in a family kitchen repertoire!
Please note that I am currently updating this list and will be adding new recipes as often as I am able :)
Click on the recipe that interests you to link to it...
Poached Chicken Breasts
Balsamic Chicken Breasts
Thai Beef and Noodle Salad
Marinated and Slow Cooked Sweet Soy Chicken
Gluten Free Gravy
Good Basic Stock
Herby cheese spread (Boursin copy)
Cake Mix Cookies
Rosy Chocolate Bark
Economical home made Greek Sweet Yoghurt
Healthy Muesli Slice
Date, Cinnamon and Ginger cakes with Lime Zest Icing
Three Ingredient Fruit cakes with variations for Chocolate, Coffee, Raspberry Tea and other infusions to flavour the fruit
NOT IN FOUR SENTENCES, BUT WORTH IT!
Peasant Pesto and Marinated Feta
Super duper easy peasy Toffees
Fresh 3 ingredient Gnocchi...gluten free too!
War on TV Chefs #5...Invent your own recipes...No Bake Slice
War on TV Chefs #4...Prep day...hints and tips on menu planning, pre-preparing ingredients, and more!
War on TV Chefs #3...Shopping Day...efficient shopping, storage, planning, and a great recipe for Apple Jelly!
War on TV Chefs #2...Menu Planning back to basics...real menu planning for real families
War on TV Chefs #1...Building a menu plan that is uniquely you and caters to your family's taste..also recipe for home made sweet Greek yoghurt, and Healthy Muesli Slice
There's money in your refrigerator...making the most of your food budget..recipes include Good Basic Stock, Healthy Dog Food for your pet, End of the Week Soup, Authentic Pasta Carbonara, Really Easy Pickle Anything Recipe, Easy Any Fruit Jam
Mimi's Own Veal Parmigiana...or Veal Parmy as it's better known