Friday, August 10, 2007

Recipe Book

Today I helped a good friend wiht a bit of packing as she is moving into their first home!

In the mormning I got up and decided to clean up a bit before going and then figured I'd cook too.

Yestrday I missed the osso bucco due to Joey being out for the night so we did take away.
So today i cooked it.

I photographed as i went along as i am thinkig I will make a recipe book for the kids with all my fav recipes for them.

This is Osso Bucco.

Brown Osso Bucco in a pan and lay in baking dish.

dice up
-1 carrot
-1 onion
-2 cloves garlic
-2 sticks celery
- 1/4 red capsicum

In a pan, cook diced vegies until slightly softened.
-add around 1 cup of wine (choose a wine you like whether its red or white, amke sure you at least likethe tatse!)
-1 chicken stock cube (or 1 cup of chicken stock)
-1 large tin chopped tomaotes (or fresh tomatoes if you have them)

Cook for around 10 minutes on a medium to high heat.

Pour mixture over Osso Bucco and cover with foil and bake. Preferably ina slow oven for many hours, if not ina medium to high oven for 1 hour (ours today had 4-5 hours in a slow oven)

serve with mashed potatoes and steamed greens (we had silverbeet from the garden, about the only thing currently growing !)
FREECYCLE is cool :)
Check out these gorgeous cannisters I picked up today! They are like new and are really lovely! I also picked up 2 dripper hoses yesterday form freecycle for my vegie garden.
I also went op shopping today and yesterday! I picked up this great little enamelware/cast iron pot. Its made in poland (or so it is stamped) I initially bought it to use a pot for a plant outside (have been collecting enamelware pots for this in different colours) but now I am not sure if i want to keep it in the kitchen instead!

I picked Liam up some dinaosaur activity books which he will love as he is dino mad!I also bought myself a heap of different books over my travels.
I LOVE hunting out books in op shops. i am drawn to cookbooks, gardening books, sometimes novels, books that I had in childhood etc. I love reading, love researching, love learning and books fulfill all of those things!

Some of the titles i bought:
The Australian heritage Cookbook
Australian counrty style -country rooms
The complete gardener
Natures super foods
and many more!


Kez said...

Yum - that looks great!

Good finds at the op-shop - I'm a book lover too.

Ali said...

mmm, delicious!

that's great that you are able to get things from Freecycle, my local one seems "dead" :(

rhonda said...

Hello Susan, I haven't been around lately. The more popular my blog gets the less time I have to visit others. : ( I don't want to lose touch with this side of blogging though, so I hope you don't mind me commenting on old posts.

That's a good stack of books there. Your Osso Bucco looks delicious, even though I don't eat meat.

I love enamel ware and cast iron cooking implements. That little yellow put is lovely.

Lisa said...

I love making osso bucco in my slow cooker, it doesn't need me to watch it...i still brown everything and make the sauce, but then I plonk it all in the slow cooker all day on low! Superb :)

Susan said...

yep the slow cooker is a wonderful way to cook it too, ours isnt big enough to hold enough for all of us here!