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Popcorn Gadget: Cuisinart EasyPop Popcorn...

Who doesn’t like popcorn? Microwave popcorn just doesn’t cut it, you always end up with burnt bits at the bottom and they just don’t taste like the real thing. Stovetop popcorn is the way to go, but its cumbersome, requires cooking and effort and just isn’t instant. This is why Cuisinart has brought us the EasyPop. Convenience of microwave popcorn (just switch it on) with the flavour of real popcorn. Also gives you the ability to adjust and experiment with flavour by varying the type and amount of oil you use (we find peanut oil gives a tasty result). Also add as much or as little salt or butter as you like. Could be fun to try it with bacon...

Popcorn Gadget: Cuisinart EasyPop Popcorn
posted on: Jul 16, 2010 | author: Edna

Crying Tiger Beef Recipe

I once watched a Thai movie called Crying Tiger, it was really bizzare and brilliant and a lot better than a Japanese movie called Crying Freeman which was crap and based on a really good Japanese comic with the same title. However this has nothing to do with this recipe. Apparantly the name of the dish has something to do with the fact it is supposed to be so hot it will make a tiger cry. Or something about the marinade ‘weeping’ into the beef. I don’t really know – but it’s a really tasty way of preparing a beef dish. Easy-to-prepare recipe after the jump.  Ingredients 500g slice rump steak 1/3 (80ml) light soy sauce Juice from...

Crying Tiger Beef Recipe
posted on: Mar 24, 2009 | author: Edna

Oven Mitts for your inner geek

I’ve recently being upgrading my kitchen gear, and was on the lookout for a pair of oven mitts that clearly defined me, as a person, in a humorous and quirky way. I came across these by Brazil based Bazar Design on OhGizmo, only to find that they aren’t available quite yet. Which was somewhat depressing. Still they are pretty cute. I hope they will be cheap. via...

Oven Mitts for your inner geek
posted on: Jan 19, 2009 | author: Edna

Omurice Recipe – Simple Japanese Comfort Food...

Omurice (short for Omlette Rice) is as Japanese as you can get. It’s fairly simple food – basically tomato friend rice wrapped up in an omlette. Sometimes served with a side of meat or veggies. You usually find these in Japanese ‘family’ restaurants like Denny’s or Gusto’s. As a picky little child, when it came to meals – if it wasn’t sweets, I probably wouldn’t eat it. But one of the few savoury dishes I always wanted was Omurice. Anyway – there aren’t many places in Sydney you can get Omurice (except the new Poporo place in Chinatown that we love) but we’ll cover that next time. But really it’s not that hard to make. Here’s how its...

Omurice Recipe – Simple Japanese Comfort Food
posted on: Oct 14, 2008 | author: Edna

The Urban Cookbook – Recipes for the Graffiti Generation...

Came accross this in my favourite Sydney bookstore, Ariel, the other day. A pretty novel concept – combining two of our favourite things in the world: Art and Eating. The author put this book together over a great excuse for a trip around Paris, Berlin, and Amsterdam to London and New York. His road-trip rules were to use public transport, eat street food, and stay in cheap, locally run hotels. All of which allowing him to focus on visiting underground-art-type places, people and events that are seldom covered in traditional culinary or travel titles. There’s fifty recipes including such tantalising urban dishes as: Jerk chicken with hot pepper gravy, Ras-el-hanout lamb, Trinchada, Potjiekos and Rajad’s perfect steak. I’m hungry...

The Urban Cookbook – Recipes for the Graffiti Generation
posted on: Oct 7, 2008 | author: Edna

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