This is an old recipe of Mum’s that I’ve been making for years. I originally made it as a spread for toast, but it’s just as good on biscuits with drinks. It used to be a pain to make as you had to put it a mincer, which was messy and took ages, but now you just throw it in the blender. You can make it as chunky or fine as you like, my sister-in-law loves it and I try to remember to make it when she’s coming to stay.
My husband loves cabbage so I use it in stir fries, cook it with butter and bacon and basically add it to anything I think it will go with, but I must admit I do have trouble finding interesting way to prepare it. Found this recipe in Mum’s collection and think I’ll try it out on him, it certainly is different.
Wish I’d found this recipe before my daughter and I worked out the savories to serve at my husband’s recent 70th birthday party. She ended up making some wonderful treats, but these might have been an easy addition.
Like everyone else I buy prepared cheeses from the supermarket, but when you realize how easy it is to make these two versions and how much better homemade ones always taste, it does make me wonder why.
It’s mango season and they are finally ripe, tasty and affordable here in Melbourne, so I thought it was good timing to add this recipe. I know not everyone likes the combination of fruit with meat or poultry, but the mustard, port and spring onions make it sound quite appealing.
With Christmas on the horizon I’m starting to look for recipes that will work on the big day. I think this salmon loaf would make a great starter. You could make it the day before and serve it cold with the yoghurt sauce and a light salad.
In this recipe cooked pasta with a cheese and mustard sauce is pressed into a pie dish and baked to form a crust. The filling of chicken, leek, carrot and zucchini is added and then topped with more of the pasta mix. A quite different sort of chicken and vegetable pie.
Lamb is such a versatile meat. You can roast it, casserole it, grill and bbq it, whatever you have the time or the taste for. The page of lamb recipes that Mum kept from July 1997 showcases this versatility. This recipe give a basic lamb chop a real lift and makes a change from just eating it with tomato sauce.