Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Fritz! and all things South Australian.

This week Newstyle Media is on the hunt for a cover artist for their new South Australian lifestyle magazine to be distributed in Foodland stores. With 100,000 copies being printed who wouldn't want the gig!  

Like all places, South Australia has it's favourite delicacies....some that may seem slightly weird to the rest of the world. I didn't grow up here but a lot of my close friends did and they all still eat Fritz and Sauce sandwiches - a childhood favourite for school kids in this part of the world. Where I grew up it was called Devon and I never ate it!

If you really are South Australian there's also Haigh's Chocolates, Kitchener Buns, Farmers Union Iced Coffee, Fruit Chocs and one cannot forget Pie Floaters. Pie Floaters are basically a meat pie floating around in pea soup. They are street food and can be brought day or night from the iconic pie cart. According to wikipedia a favourite late night snack of Anthony Bourdain, Joe Cocker and Billy Connolly. But me...I'm still yet to be convinced!

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

They Draw and Cook - Granny's Apple Pie

It is a not very well kept secret that when I am making pie I am thinking about my mum. My kids know it and it makes them worry that I am feeling sad. They come and sit next to me and peel the apples and tell me funny Granny stories and ask me to whisper to them the secret ingredient. They know of course because I have told them a thousand times… “You have to put a little bit of love into it, all your happy Granny memories, that makes the best pie”. Last week Hugo was scootering past the kitchen (who let’s their kids scooter in the house?!!) and called out… “Not enough love mum”…and he threw some in over his shoulder.
My mum never let us cook as kids (or scooter in the house!!) because she thought we made too much mess but when I left home she taught me how to make short crust pastry because apple pie was my favourite.
There are no measurements for this recipe because she never followed a recipe and that’s how I learnt. It’s all about smelling and tasting and feeling and knowing it’s just right!

Check out this fabulously yummy website: They Draw and Cook