Everything is Bigger in America; Day 29

I am sad to say the challenge is almost at it’s end. It’s been a journey that’s for sure! Taking the time to photograph and style the food every day has been a more major undertaking than I thought. I love making things look pretty, but my cooking time for these delicious dishes seems to…

Gorgeous Greek Salad; Day 28

Delicious fresh salad ingredients are easy to come by in the Mediterranean. Today we will be re-creating a Greek Salad. The crisp green lettuce leaves, and bite of sweet tomatoes break up the creaminess of feta cheese.   Greek Salad Serves 4: Ingredients: 1 diced tomato 1/2 an avocado diced 1/2 a small apple cucumber…

Frikadeller for fun; Day 27

Well, here we go with recipe two. It is a take on a Scandinavian favourite; traditional meatballs, known as Frikadeller. I use to love eating these meat patties for dinner with mushroom sauce on top of creamy mash potatoes. Today however I will cooking these rissoles in the oven with a mushroom and celery sauce and…

Dane Dates and Bacon; Day 26

Apologies for being MIA for the last few days. the weekend has been a busy swirl of a head cold and enjoyable social engagements. Today I will be posting two dishes from Saturday and Sunday which will bring us up to date for the challenge. Denmark is the next stop on our world wide culinary…

Tea and Pikelets anyone? Day 25

Pancakes, crepes, flap jacks, hot cakes, pikelets and Pannekoeke are all a favourite meal, dessert or snack around the world. These simple flat round cakes of deliciousness have been eaten since pre-historic times. The trend has continued into the present day when the number of variations of the recipe and serving suggestions make pancakes one of the…

When the Moon hits your eye, make a big big pizza pie with amore; Day 24

Pizza. Yum. The Modern Pizza originates from Naples, Italy where it has a thin base covered with tomato paste. The Naplese pizza has a tomato base, with anchovies on top and sprinkled with oregano. My favorite memory of Pompeii was watching two loud Italian Pizza Chefs, throwing the base and covering it with delicious toppings….

Spaghetti con ragu di carne e verdure; Day 23

Ah it’s back to Italy tonight. The beautiful aromas of frying garlic and olive oil filled our nostrils as we created our masterpiece. In Italy it is typical to eat two large meals per day – consisting of an entree, primi piatti, seconde and dessert. However this evening we will be having a primi piatti…

Ratatouille and it’s not the movie; Day 22

Welcome to the stunning Cote D’Azur, today we will be creating a take on a traditional french vegetable stew, otherwise known as Ratatouille. Ratatouille is created using Aubergine, Courgette, Capsicums, onions, garlic, and a mixture of herbs known as herbes de province. Tonight I will be serving my version on a bed of cous cous…

Luffle Falafel; Day 21

Well today marks our three-quater point in this culinary adventure around the world. We are arriving in Egypt, a country shrouded in history and otherwise known as the land of Pyramids, Mummies and hieroglyphics. The dish of the day is Falafel. These little balls of deliciousness originated from Egypt. They are generally made from chickpeas or…

Dip it in and eat it up; Day 20

I know this post is a few days late. Sorry about that! I also have to admit that we had lunch out for the first time in three weeks today, saying that though we have eaten at home every night. Today is technically the last day we will spend in the Middle East on the…