Tuesday, November 30, 2010

My World Tuesday; Gold Coast; Southport;

A huge car park has been converted to a wonderful park; where people can take a picnic, swim safely and go for walks.

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The Mercedes Benz enthusiasts came together for a chat and a picnic. I liked this number plate, the car belongs to a young Japanese fellow.

It was cloudy, but not to hot which was good. Quite windy, even the apartment buildings swayed!

Going home.

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Friday, November 26, 2010

Cooking is fun; beans ain't beans!

Cannelini beans, not from a tin!
Recipe TS
Photos TS

The first step is to soak the beans the night before you want to cook them.

Here are all the ingredients you need.
Olive oil, I use cold pressed virgin olive oil.
Onions and garlic.
Tomato paste and fresh tomatoes, I use organic tomato paste and I use frozen tomatoes from my garden. Herbs from the garden, like basil, laurel leaves and thyme. A little curry and salt and pepper.

First you make a sofritto from 1 onion, a few garlic knobs and the herbs. Do not fry it, just gently
sautee or sweat until a little softened then add 1 teaspoon curry, let it sweat for an other minute or two.

Add fresh or frozen tomatoes, tomato paste and cannelini beans. Add 1 cup of water and

stir, let the beans simmer until the beans are nice and soft. (Add more water if necessary. It has to be nice and creamy.

The finished product is delicious, can be reheated or frozen. Enjoy!

Monday, November 8, 2010