The Cookbook Challenge

The Cookbook Challenge No. 30

The Cookbook Challenge No. 30

My mum loves Pea and Ham Soup.

The Campbell's tinned variety.

We grew up with this soup simmering away on the stove top making the house smell a should I put it.....icky!  Needless to say, I never touched the stuff!

Home-made Pea and Ham Soup on the other that's a whole other story.....

Cookbook Challenge #28

Travelling back from Hobart earlier in the year, the Virgin flight I was on happened to be playing Gordon Ramsay's latest cooking show.  Now to be perfectly honest, I've never been a fan of Gordon Ramsay's cooking or his shows.  However this show had me hooked in the first few minutes.

We loved it so much that the cookbook was purchased as soon as we arrived back in Melbourne.

This is one of the little dishes I discovered inside those pages, and it's what I made for my brother's birthday recently.


Tomato, Caper Berry and Pecorino Crostini

Gordon Ramsay Ultimate Cookery Course Cookbook


I could have eaten them all!


Cookbook Challenge # 26

For some reason I'm always pleasantly surprised when eating frittata. 

Deep down I have this expectation that they will be bland and unsatisfying, however no matter what flavour frittata I try, or who makes it, I really enjoy it.

I obviously have issues.

I made these little bite sized pieces for a get-together with some friends earlier in the month, and I loved, loved, loved them.  Full of flavour and chock full of some of my favourite vegetables.


Roasted Vegetable Frittata

Recipe adapted from the Small Food Cookbook


The vegetables I used in the recipe are not set in stone. 

Use any of your favourites, and perhaps a little chorizo......?!

The Cookbook Challenge #25

The Cookbook Challenge #25

Growing up, one of my all time favourite desserts was chocolate mousse.  If it was on the menu, it was in my tummy.  I couldn't get enough of it.

I loved it most when it was light and airy, almost like a fluffy pillow, and not too chocolaty.

I loved it so much that I remember going into the local Taco Bills with one of my girlfriends, back when we were on our "P" Plates, and ordering 2 chocolate mousse desserts to take away.  No Mexican food, just the desserts!

We were the talk of the kitchen.