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A Travelling Cook: Food for thought

Food for thought

                           

Did you have this book at home when you were a kid? I always loved, especially the duck and swimming pool cakes:      

                              

                            

Some of the cakes are rather tricky. I'm crap in general at making cakes, twice I've tried to make novelty cakes for my husband for this birthday but due to his birthday being close to mine it's generally a fairly emotional time so I tended to have a few wines whilst baking and the cakes looked rather....creative.

The front page popcorn train cake is also a favourite. You can watch a series of Australian Women's Weekly videos to show you how to make it (whilst sober I think):

              

I've been very busy testing recipes for next Saturday's Apartment Supper club dinner and also brainstorming for next month's Vegan Oktoberfest dinner party. I'm also hoping to launch some apartment based cooking classes for small groups of expats and tourists. We've also sorted out our expat health insurance at last and are getting ready to apply for residency- My other time is spent in German class. I'm trying hard to get my head around it but there are certainly challenges as this table attests!


Things I've been reading:

Finally airline food delivered to your doorstep, Medium

Hot new careers for creatives, Carlin Flora, McSweeneys

Toast with Vegemite aka Australian Breakfast (I am seriously mourning my lack of Vegemite as Chris bought me some in London but it was confiscated by customs as they considered it a liquid).

An Englishman's home is his prison, Sophie Heawood, The Guardian

I love this style series based on college women of the 1950's. You can see more pictures here



I've been participating in Vegan mofo 2014. Here's some recipes I am loving and looking forward to cooking:


Green chickpea patties


BBQ beetroot seitan steaks

Cheezy spaetzle



Raspberry Tiramisu

Raspberry chocolate dream








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A Travelling Cook: Food for thought

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Food for thought

                           

Did you have this book at home when you were a kid? I always loved, especially the duck and swimming pool cakes:      

                              

                            

Some of the cakes are rather tricky. I'm crap in general at making cakes, twice I've tried to make novelty cakes for my husband for this birthday but due to his birthday being close to mine it's generally a fairly emotional time so I tended to have a few wines whilst baking and the cakes looked rather....creative.

The front page popcorn train cake is also a favourite. You can watch a series of Australian Women's Weekly videos to show you how to make it (whilst sober I think):

              

I've been very busy testing recipes for next Saturday's Apartment Supper club dinner and also brainstorming for next month's Vegan Oktoberfest dinner party. I'm also hoping to launch some apartment based cooking classes for small groups of expats and tourists. We've also sorted out our expat health insurance at last and are getting ready to apply for residency- My other time is spent in German class. I'm trying hard to get my head around it but there are certainly challenges as this table attests!


Things I've been reading:


Hot new careers for creatives, Carlin Flora, McSweeneys

Toast with Vegemite aka Australian Breakfast (I am seriously mourning my lack of Vegemite as Chris bought me some in London but it was confiscated by customs as they considered it a liquid).

An Englishman's home is his prison, Sophie Heawood, The Guardian

I love this style series based on college women of the 1950's. You can see more pictures here



I've been participating in Vegan mofo 2014. Here's some recipes I am loving and looking forward to cooking:





Cheezy spaetzle



Raspberry Tiramisu

Raspberry chocolate dream








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4 Comments:

At September 22, 2014 at 1:11 PM , OpenID littleveganbear said...

You better believe I had that book! I had heaps of cakes from it as a child, including the jelly pool, one of the houses, minnie mouse, the butterfly, the rabbit (when my birthday fell on easter), the numbers. My brother had heaps too - the hickory dickory dock and micky mouse and more. I don't think we ever had the train. My mum was really great at the cakes (and running cool kids parties) and now that I'm older I soooo appreciate the work she put in! A bunch of my friends and I started getting together and making random cakes from the book when we were in highschool, and ours never looked as good as my mum's did.

 
At September 22, 2014 at 4:05 PM , Blogger Cate Lawrence said...

I love the jelly pool so much (and I don't even like jelly)

 
At September 22, 2014 at 4:17 PM , Blogger Johanna GGG said...

love that book - it wasn't out when I was a kid but I drooled over the recipes in the AWW and am still making these sort of novelty cakes to trying to console myself over never having them in my childhood. The jelly pool always looked great. My GGG avatar is actually from the book.

And re german articles, I really liked the idea of a neutral article when I learnt german - hope you are getting your head around them.

Must return when I am less tired to check out the articles too - good luck with all your events - sounds fun

 
At October 5, 2014 at 4:45 PM , OpenID veganvarg said...

Yes! We had that book growing up. I don't think Mom ever made cakes out of it - we always got pavlova's for birthdays- but I looked through it over and over. Australia Women's Weekly is a great publication, even popular in Canada. I'd have to look at a copy to remember my favorites but the Halloween inspired cakes pop out in my mind.

 

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