Sunday, November 25, 2007

shake vigorously until thoroughly mixed and cold

mission: the minki cut

mission accomplished...

a hint of what's to come

it began in america... honeymoon; 10th january 2003, pacific coast highway, big sur, california.

and now b & c have gone and got one god dam it - i winge everytime i am in it!! but i might have to clean up my act cos ive heard the word road trip mentioned mmmm...

Saturday, November 17, 2007

of the heirloom variety

a very special garden, thanks mum xxx

"gardening requires lots of water - most of it in the form of perspiration". Lou Erickson

vicia faba

broad bean puree: remove approx 500g broad beans from their pods and drop them into a saucepan of lightly salted boiling water. cook till tender. drain and refresh with ice cold water. remove beans from their skins. transfer the beans to the bowl of a food processor. add 1 1/2 tbsp lemon juice and about a 1/4 tsp salt along with a small clove of crushed garlic. process till smooth then add 2 tbsp mint, 4 tbsp olive oil and black pepper to taste and a handful of parmesan cheese. process again, taste adjust lemon and seasoning before serving

"I ate his liver with some fava beans and a nice chianti"
hannibal lecter

passiflora edulis

passionfruit curd: melt 60g of butter with half a cup of sugar before mixing in the pulp of six passionfruit with two beaten eggs. Stir constantly over a very low heat until thick, and then pour into sterilised jars

mission headquarters

"Gardens are a form of autobiography". Sydney Eddison, Horticulture magazine, August/September 1993.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

the professionals


bodie and doyle