The June long weekend is always one for bonfires, bitter cold and bunkering down. For us at least. And this one looks to be no different. So the plan for team Hansen is to spend the next three days standing in paddocks around big, crackling fires, catching up with visiting family and hopefully, also sitting by the fire and watching some good movies. Perfect. Wishing you all great long weekends too and hopefully some good reading and cooking as well (see below).
have been roasting radishes quite frequently recently and love this idea of using their green tops to make a pesto that completes the dish.
Dirty pages – the beauty of well-used cook books and recipe cards.
I loved this essay from Lucky Peach.
Caramelised fennel on herbed polenta via 101 Cookbooks. Yum scrum.
After spending all week testing recipes, I’d kill for a test kitchen like this and the time to test, test, and test again like these guys.
A summer cottage in Sweden. Oh take me there.
Lets celebrate rhubarb’s iminent seasonal departure (just for the winter months, here at least) with a really great rhubarb pie
I love every image in this collection.
Hi Sophie, I made the fennel and polenta dish for dinner tonight. It was delish, thanks for sharing. Had intended to make the madeleines and honey custard for the weekend but on Thursday, my husband decided to cut halfway through two fingers on his bandsaw, so off to Adelaide 250km away, via Flying Doctor, for plastic surgery. All good and home now, sustained by your yummy recipe! Cheers, Robyn
Oh no Robyn, so sorry to hear of your husband’s accident – ouch! Glad to hear he is home in one piece again. Sx
June Molloy Vladička says
Love, love, love that Lucky Peach story. Everything about it rings true. I follow a few ethnic food groups online and there are constant arguments as to the correct way to make certain traditional dishes and what should and shouldn’t be in them. Unfortunately I didn’t get to spend much time with my mother-in-law to learn her recipes so I have to recreate them for my husband by trial and error. He gets quite upset when it’s not the “real” way! I also love the reference to memories and how much of them are real or imagined. Sometimes dreams can feel so real we wonder whether or not they really happened. I reckon memories definitely contain an element of fiction, altered by dreams, imaginings and actual happenings along the way. Lovely.