So June begins in a flourish and a fluster. I am excited to be cooking and baking again.
You see I used to bake and cook. Back in the good old days. I was happy then.
I made jam, marmalade, pickles, tomato relish and ice-cream. Baked bread, cakes, biscuits, savoury scones and sweet muffins. I served up roast meals, casseroles, vegetable bake, cheesecakes, fruit cake, zucchini slice, fruit trifle, golden syrup dumplings Christmas cakes and puddings. I even made my own milk chocolate and cheese and chive damper (very easy recipe). My favourite recipes were my boiled fruit cake, chocolate coated caramel slice and mocha cheesecake.
Then things went horribly wrong …
My first awful moment was when I discovered a hair in the sweet dish I had made for a shared family occasion!! I was sooooooooo embarrassed and ashamed. I think I slunk away from the event early.
The second awful event was when ‘someone‘ told me “You couldn’t cook to save yourself”!
… and so I stopped cooking.
BUT that was then and this is now. It is June 2012 and I have made a resolution to get back into cooking. Cooking for pleasure and cooking for others.
Creme Brulee by George Calombaris
Eggs Benedict by Natalie Lewis (Daily Crave)
Mousakka from an old Australian Women’s Weekly Cookbook from my kitchen.
Now all I need (apart from courage) is …..
(photos from Microsoft Office clipart)