Sunday, June 18, 2006

Where to from here?


Now that The Project is well and truly over, you may (or may not) have been wondering what I'm up to. I'm currently on holiday in England (aka the sunny land of Nigella), taking a much-needed break, and will be away from home until the end of July. As of yet, there are no plans for a new cooking project, but I am open to suggestions.

In the meantime, check out my Sarah Cooks blog for some overseas cooking and eating action, which has been updated, and which I will endeavour to keep updated while I am overseas. I also have links to other cooking blogs at Sarah Cooks, all of which are worth checking out, in my opinion.

For other cooking project blogs, there is the lovely Ilana, with her When Ilana met Pantry project, which is still going strong. There's also The Next Nigella, a Melbourne lady who is cooking a selection from all of Nigella's books. You should definitely check this one out if you've been missing reading about Nigella cooking!

xox Sarah

Monday, June 12, 2006

Thank-you, arigatou, merci, danke, gracias, terimah kasih, obrigado

Hello everyone!

Yes, my project is over, and I would like to take the opportunity to thank some people who helped me out along the way.

Firstly, of course, is Nigella - for writing a wonderful book, full of great recipes and engaging prose. It was definitely worth it for me to devote a year of my life to cooking out of this book.

I have to give a special mention to the good folks at Rendinas butchery - the best beef in Balwyn!

I would also like to thank all my friends who have sampled my cooking throughout the year - especially Markii, Uncle Mike & Aunty Helen, Frances, Georgina, Adriana, An, Bonnie and Liam.

And of course there is everyone who has been keeping up with my blog and leaving me messages of encouragement - including, but not limited to Ilana, Lisa, Annauk, Randi, Niki, Gemma, Lotta, Julie, Meg, Snowdrop, Spot, Kirstendk, Rachelak, Foodcrazee, and Ange.

I'd like to especially thank my good friend DG, for hours of culinary discussion, encouragement, advice and general late night chats and e-mails to help me throughout this project.

Most importantly, I have to say thank-you to my family - Mum, Dad and Daniel - who have always supported and encouraged me, and without whom there would be no reason to cook.

Thank-you and goodnight!

xox Sarah

Wednesday, June 07, 2006

Recipe List

Well everybody, I've had a week to recover from my project, and have decided to present a list of all the recipes I made, in order! You will note that I actually ended up making 395 and not 385 - when I made the Pheasant with Gin and IT, I accidentally counted it as "355" and not "365", so I had been counting incorrectly after that. Whoops!

1. Duck with Orange Salsa (Fast Food)
2. Noodles with Spring Onions, Shitake Mushrooms and Mangetouts (Fast Food)
3. Icecream with stem ginger or figs (Fast Food)
4. Squid with Chilli and Clams (Fast Food)
5. Ricotta with Honey and Toasted Pine Nuts (Fast Food)
6. Tagliatelle with Chicken from the Venetian Ghetto (Dinner)
7. Ice-cream with Dark Chocolate (Fast Food)
8. Basic Roast Chicken (Basics Etc.)
9. Plain Salad Dressing (Basics Etc.)
10. Summer fruits and cream or ice-cream (Weekend Lunch)
11. Sunday Night Chicken Noodle (One & Two)
12. Pasta with butter and stock cube juices (One & Two)
13. Dijon Mustard Dressing (Low Fat)
14. Pea Risotto (One & Two)
15. Chicken with Spring Onion, Chilli and Greek Yoghurt (Fast Food)
16. Cherried and Chick Pea’d Couscous (Fast Food)
17. Steak Mirabeau (Fast Food)
18. Lacquered Quail (Low Fat)
19. Japanese Flavoured Sour-Sweet Cabbage (Low Fat)
20. One-Pan Chicken (Dinner)
21. Basic French Dressing (Basics etc.)
22. Pasta with Unpestoed Pesto (One & Two)
23. Spaghetti Carbonara (One & Two)
24. Breadcrumbs (Basics etc.)
25. Anglicised Involtini (Dinner)
26. Chambéry Trout (Fast Food)
27. Salsa Verde (Fast Food)
28. Spinach Soup (Fast Food)
29. Cinnamon-hot rack of lamb (Fast Food)
30. Beef and Beans with Pasta (Feeding Babies and Small Children)
31. Meatballs in Tomato Sauce (Feeding Babies and Small Children)
32. South Beach Black Bean Soup (Cooking in Advance)
33. Mushroom-Steak Sandwich (One & Two)
34. Steak and Kidney Pie (Weekend Lunch)
35. Banana Custard (Weekend Lunch)
36. Lemon Chicken (Weekend Lunch)
37. Sticky Chocolate Pudding (Weekend Lunch)
38. Basic Roast Chicken with roasted garlic and shallots (Basics etc.)
39. Clementine Cake (Basics, etc.)
40. Basic Vanilla Ice-cream (Basics etc.)
41. Fish and Porcini Pie (Weekend Lunch)
42. Chicken & Chick Pea Tagine (Cooking in Advance)
43. Pancakes (Basics etc.)
44. Salmon Fishcakes (Feeding Babies and Small Children)
45. Anna’s Chick Pea and Pasta Soup (Cooking in Advance)
46. Roast Cod with Upmarket Mushy Peas (Fast Food)
47. A Moorish Cake (Basics etc.)
48. Onion Tart (Dinner)
49. Rich Shortcrust (Basics etc.)
50. Pumpkin Purée (Dinner)
51. Mixed mushrooms (Dinner)
52. Pea and Garlic Crostini (Dinner)
53. Roast Pepper with Green Olive Paste Crostini (Dinner)
54. Roast Monkfish (Dinner)
55. Mackerel in Cider (Fast Food)
56. Cabbage with Caraway (Fast Food)
57. Buttered Apples (Fast Food)
58. Scallops with Bitter Oranges (Basics etc.)
59. Canard à l'Orange (Basics etc.)
60. Petits Pois à la Francaise (Cooking in Advance)
61. Seville Orange Curd Tart (Lunch)
62. Shortcrust Pastry (Basics etc.)
63. Victoria Sponge (Basics etc.)
64. Mayonnaise (Basics etc.)
65. Seville Orange Marmalade (Basics etc.)
66. Spaghetti Aglio Olio (One & Two)
67. Oxtail with Mackeson and Marjoram (Cooking in Advance)
68. Rhubarb and Muscat Jelly (Dinner)
69. Chicken with Pesto (Fast Food)
70. Canned Pulses (Fast Food)
71. Rhubarb, Muscat and Mascarpone Trifle (Cooking in Advance)
72. Pasta with Cream and Truffle Oil (Fast Food)
73. Aromatic Chilli Beef Noodle Soup (Low Fat)
74. Braised Dried Shiitake Mushrooms with Soba Noodles (Low-Fat)
75. Steak (Low Fat)
76. Mackerel Teriyaki (Low Fat)
77. Vegetable Curry in Vegetable Sauce (Low Fat)
78. Rhubarb Ice-Cream (Dinner)
79. Braised Pheasant with Mushroom and Bacon (Cooking in Advance)
80. Pig’s Bum (Weekend Lunch)
81. Real Custard (Basics etc.)
82. Salmon marinated in Den Miso (Low Fat)
83. Brown Rice Salad (Low Fat)
84. Seaweed and Noodle Salad (Low Fat)
85. Restrained Mushroom Risotto (Low Fat)
86. Roast Garlic and Lemon Dressing (Low Fat)
87. Mushroom Udon Soup (Low Fat)
88. Beef Braised in Beer (Low Fat)
89. Vegetable Miso Broth (Low Fat)
90. Red Wine, Cumin and Onion Gravy (Weekend Lunch)
91. Seville Orange Cream (Weekend Lunch)
92. Shortbread (Weekend Lunch)
93. Sugar-Spiced Salmon with Chinese Hot Mustard (Low Fat)
94. Vegetables with Ginger and Garlic (Low Fat)
95. Shredded Beetroot Salad with Yogurt (Low Fat)
96. Roast Poussin with Garlic and Shallots (Feeding Babies and Small Children)
97. Beet greens with buckwheat noodles (Low Fat)
98. Braised Fennel (Low Fat)
99. Poisson au Poivre (Low Fat)
100. Lemon Pie (Weekend Lunch)
101. Foolproof Rice (Weekend Lunch)
102. German Leeks and Wine (Weekend Lunch)
103. Cauliflower with Cumin (Low Fat)
104. Cambodian Hot and Sour Beef Salad (Low Fat)
105. Beetroot Soup (Low Fat)
106. Half Coq-au-vin (Low Fat)
107. Fine Pasta with Crab (Low Fat)
108. Venison in White Wine (Cooking in Advance)
109. Marsala Muscovado Custard (Dinner)
110. Muskily Spiced Prunes (Dinner)
111. Minestrone (Weekend Lunch)
112. Affogato (Fast Food)
113. Stem-Ginger Gingerbread (Cooking in Advance)
114. Mushroom Risotto (Feeding Babies and Small Children)
115. Chicken with Lemon/Oil/Garlic (Fast Food)
116. Thick Miso Dressing for Beans (Low Fat)
117. Warm Spinach with Lemon (Dinner)
118. Spanish Stew (Dinner)
119. The World's Best Chocolate Ice-cream (Basics etc.)
120. Lemon linguine (Weekend Lunch)
121. Irish Tarte Tatin (weekend Lunch)
122. Lentil and Chestnut Soup (Basics etc.)
123. Blakean Fish Pie (Dinner)
124. Rhubarb Crumble with custard, damn straight (Basics etc.)
125. Tarragon French Roast Chicken (Weekend Lunch)
126. Steak au Poivre (One & Two)
127. Tomato and Rice Soup (Fast Food)
128. Pea Soufflé (One & Two)
129. Marinated Chicken Drumsticks (Feeding Babies and Small Children)
130. Macaroni Cheese (Feeding Babies and Small Children)
131. Butternut and Pasta Soup (One & Two)
132. Children's Chocolate Mousse (Feeding Babies and Small Children)
133. Langues de Chat (Basics etc.)
134. Shepherd’s Pie (uncooked meat) (Feeding Babies and Small Children)
135. The Biscuits (Feeding Babies and Small Children)

136. Fairycakes (Feeding Babies and Small Children)
137. Pasta with Anchovy Sauce (One & Two)
138. Pea Orzotto (Weekend Lunch)
139. Roast Leeks (Weekend Lunch)
140. Poached Pistachio-sprinkled apricots stuffed with crème fraiche (Weekend Lunch)
141. Beef Stroganoff (Fast Food)
142. Corner Cut Topside of Beef (Weekend Lunch)
143. New Potatoes with Truffle Oil (Weekend Lunch)
144. Rice Pudding (Weekend Lunch)
145. Special Meatballs (Feeding Babies and Small Children)
146. Shepherd's Pie (Cooked Meat)
147. Moules Marinière (One & Two)
148. Exceptional Salmon (One & Two)
149. Clove-Hot Chilli Con Carne (Feeding Babies and Small Children)
150. Escalopes of salmon with warm balsamic vinaigrette (Fast Food)
151. Quickly-scaled mont blanc (Fast Food)
152. Lamb with Garlicky Tahina (Fast Food)
153. Passionfruit Fool (Fast Food)
154. Lidgate's Chestnut Stuffing (Basics etc.)
155. Chicken with Morels (One & Two)
156. Linguine alle Vongole (One & Two)
157. White Tiramisu (Cooking in Advance)
158. Peter Rabbit in Mr. McGregor’s Salad (One & Two)
159. Pea Soup (Fast Food)
160. Children's Couscous (Feeding Babies and Small Children)
161. Roast shoulder of lamb (Weekend Lunch)
162. Ratatouille (Cooking in Advance)
163. Green salad with green beans (Weekend Lunch)
164. Sweet Pastry (Basics etc.)
165. Translucent apple tart (Weekend Lunch)
166. Apple and Walnut Crumble (One & Two)
167. Scallops and Bacon (One & Two)
168. Roast-Sugar Sprinkled Peaches (Fast Food)
169. The Tenderest Chicken (Dinner)
170. Blini (One & Two)
171. Mascarpone, Rum and Lime Cream (Fast Food)
172. Butterscotch Sauce (Weekend Lunch)
173. Garlic Mushrooms (Feeding Babies and Small Children)
174. Bean and Pasta Soup (Feeding Babies and Small Children)
175. Gigot Boulangère (Weekend Lunch)
176. Frittata (Feeding Babies and Small Children)
177. Chicken with egg and lemon sauce (Dinner)
178. Chicken Pie (Feeding Babies and Small Children)
179. Spinach, Bacon and Raw Mushroom Salad (Weekend Lunch)
180. Baked Sea Bass with Rosemary (Weekend Lunch)
181. Strawberries in Dark Syrup (Dinner)
182. Proust's Madeleines (Dinner)
183. Linguine with Lardons (One & Two)
184. Chicken with Salsa Verde (Fast Food)
185. Miso Mustard Dressing (Low Fat)
186. Almond and Orange-Blossom Cake (Cooking in Advance)
187. Prawns with Garlic and Chilli (One & Two)
188. Onion Mush (Cooking in Advance)
189. Aubergine Moussaka (Cooking in Advance)
190. Cawl (Cooking in Advance)
191. Roast Pork (Weekend Lunch)
192. Swedish Rhubarb and Horseradish Sauce (Weekend Lunch)
193. Seven-Minute Steamed Chocolate Pudding (Fast Food)
194. Baked Aromatic Spiced Plums (Cooking in Advance)
195. Barbados Cream (Cooking in Advance)
196. Chicken Liver Crostini (Dinner)
197. Grilled Pepper Salad (Dinner)
198. Marinated, Butterflied Leg of Lamb (Dinner)
199. Garlic Potatoes (Dinner)
200. Watercress & Raw Mushroom Salad (Dinner)
201. Poached Peaches (Dinner)
202. Sauternes Custard (Dinner)
203. Tonno e fagioli (Feeding Babies and Small Children)
204. Italian Broth (Cooking in Advance)
205. Gnocchetti di Semolino (Cooking in Advance)
206. Veal, Liver and Bacon Mince Pie (Feeding Babies and Small Children)
207. Cream of Chicken Soup (One & Two)
208. Risotto-Inspired Rice Pudding (One & Two)
209. Consommé (Cooking in Advance)
210. Kafka-esque or Soft and Crispy Duck (Cooking in Advance)
211. Christmas Eve Goose (Basics etc.)
212. Red Cabbage Cooked in the Viennese Fashion (Weekend Lunch)
213. Mini star-topped mince pies (Basics etc.)
214. Frangipane Mince Pies (Basics etc.)
215. Lidgate’s Cranberry and Orange Stuffing (Basics etc.)
216. Turkey (Basics etc.)
217. Gravy (Basics etc.)
218. Roast Potatoes (Basics etc.)
219. Brussels Sprouts and Chestnuts (Basics etc.)
220. Bread Sauce (Basics etc.)
221. Cranberry Sauce (Basics etc.)
222. Brandy Butter (Basics etc.)
223. Iced Rum Sauce (Basics etc.)
224. Bubble & Squeak (Basics etc.)
225. Ed Victor's Turkey Hash (Basics etc.)
226. Basil Oil (Weekend Lunch)
227. Tabbouleh (Weekend Lunch)
228. Hummus with seared lamb and toasted pine nuts (Weekend Lunch)
229. Garlic chicken (Weekend Lunch)
230. Aubergine slices with pomegranate juice and mint (Weekend Lunch)
231. Rhubarb meringue pie (Weekend Lunch)
232. Beans wrapped in prosciutto (Dinner)
233. Meringues (Basics etc.)
234. Pasta Sauce with Sausage (Feeding Babies and Small Children)
235. Chicken Patties (Feeding Babies and Small Children)
236. Salmon baked in foil (Weekend Lunch)
237. Pea, avocado and mint salad (Weekend Lunch)
238. Duck Liver Sauce (Feeding Babies and Small Children)
239. Cod with Clams (One & Two)
240. Taramasalata (Weekend Lunch)
241. Crab & Saffron Tart (Weekend Lunch)
242. St. John’s Salad (Weekend Lunch)
243. Baked Caramel Apples (Weekend Lunch)
244. Home carpaccio of beef (One & Two)
245. Golden Root-Vegetable Couscous with Chorizo (Weekend Lunch)
246. Harissa (Weekend Lunch)
247. Great Aunt Myra's Moroccan Orange and Date Salad (Weekend Lunch)
248. Red Slump (Weekend Lunch)
249. Red Mullet with Garlic and Rosemary (Fast Food)
250. Little Gems with Green Goddess Dressing (Dinner)
251. Young Grouse with Mascarpone and Thyme (One & Two)
252. Sweet and Sour Cabbage (Dinner)
253. Pavlova (Dinner)
254. Ham in Coca Cola (Weekend Lunch)
255. Cherry Pie (Weekend Lunch)
256. Lemon Curd (Basics etc.)
257. Braise-roasted lamb with Caper Sauce (Weekend Lunch)
258. A Summer Lemon-Meringue Pie (Weekend Lunch)
259. Bread & Milk (One & Two)
260. Ham & Turkey Meatballs (Feeding Babies & Small Children)
261. Liver with Sweet Onions (One & Two)
262. Gooey Chocolate Puddings (Fast Food)
263. Baked Semolina (One & Two)
264. Baked Sauternes Custard (Weekend Lunch)
265. Chicken Stew with Couscous (Weekend Lunch)
266. Coconut Crème Caramel (Weekend Lunch)
267. Lamb & Bean Braise (One & Two)
268. Apple Crumble (Basics etc.)
269. Zabaione (One & Two)
270. Garlic Fried Potatoes (Feeding Babies and Small Children)
271. Fried Prawn Cakes (One & Two)
272. Christmas Queen of Puddings (Basics etc.)
273. Duck with Pomegranate (One & Two)
274. Greek Lamb Stew (Cooking in Advance)
275. Birthday Cake (Feeding Babies and Small Children)
276. Cheese Stars (Feeding Babies and Small Children)
277. Bakewell Tart with Fresh Raspberries (Weekend Lunch)
278. Periwinkles (Feeding Babies and Small Children)
279. Kale with Chorizo and Poached Egg (One & Two)
280. Chick Peas with Sorrel (One & Two)
281. Macaroons (Basics etc.)
282. Hollandaise (Basics etc.)
283. Hollandaise with Saffron (Basics etc.)
284. Flattened, Marinated Quail (One & Two)
285. American Breakfast Pancakes (Basic etc.)
286. Crepes Parmentier with Smoked Haddock (Weekend Lunch)
287. Poires belle Hélène (Weekend Lunch)
288. Beef Stew with Anchovies and Thyme (Cooking in Advance)
289. Fresh Horseradish Sauce (Weekend Lunch)
290. Treacle Tart (Weekend Lunch)
291. Pink Fish and Beans (Feeding Babies and Small Children)
292. Mashed potatoes, truffle oil and warm Santa Barbara shrimp (Basics etc.)
293. Baked figs (Fast Food)
294. Rosemary-Infused Oil (Weekend Lunch)
295. Cold Roast Fillet of Beef (Weekend Lunch)
296. Rosemary and Anchovy Mayonnaise (Weekend Lunch)
297. Warm Cannellini or Borlotti Beans with Garlic and Sage (Weekend Lunch)
298. Tomato Salad (Weekend Lunch)
299. Yorkshire Pudding with Syrup and Cream (Weekend Lunch)
300. Baked Veal and Ham Pasta (Cooking in Advance)
301. Fancy Cake (Basics etc.)
302. Steak Béarnaise (One & Two)
303. Béarnaise sauce (Basics etc.)
304. Ham cooked in cider with leeks, carrots and potatoes (Weekend Lunch)
305. Yoghurt, honey, passion fruit and cream (Weekend Lunch)
306. The Irish Club's Irish Stew (Dinner)
307. Birthday Cake (Basics etc.)
308. Fillet of Beef with Red Wine, Anchovies, Garlic and Thyme (Dinner)
309. Garlic roast potatoes (Feeding Babies and Small Children)
310. Thai-Flavoured Mussels (Low Fat)
311. Damson Fool (Basics etc.)
312. Béchamel (Basics etc.)
313. Cheese Sauce (Basics etc.)
314. Vegetable Soup (Basics etc.)
315. Parsley Sauce (Basics etc.)
316. Tagliata (Dinner)
317. Pea and Lettuce Soup (Basics etc.)
318. Lamb with Chick Peas (Dinner)
319. Couscous Salad (Dinner)
320. Turkish Delight Figs (Dinner)
321. Pistachio Crescents (Dinner)
322. Parsley and Ham Patties (Basics etc.)
323. Ragoût of wild mushrooms (Weekend Lunch)
324. Oven-cooked polenta (Weekend Lunch)
325. Cheeses with bitter salad (Weekend Lunch)
326. Stewed apples with cinnamon crème fraîche (Weekend Lunch)
327. Duck Meatballs (Feeding babies and small children)
328. Gypsy Toast (Feeding Babies and Small Children)
329. Stock (Basics etc.)
330. Elderflower Cream with Gooseberries (Basics etc.)
331. Guacamole with paprika-toasted potato skins (Dinner)
332. Cod wrapped in ham (Dinner)
333. Sage and onion lentils (Dinner)
334. Digestive biscuits (Feeding Babies and Small Children)
335. Lemon ice-cream (Weekend Lunch)
336. Lemon meringue ice-cream (Weekend Lunch)
337. Duck (Fast Food)
338. Gorgonzola, Marsala and Mascarpone Crostini (Dinner)
339. Choucroute Garnie (Weekend Lunch)
340. Quince Syllabub (Cooking in Advance)
341. Salade Niçoise (One & Two)
342. Thai Clam Pot (Low Fat)
343. Mostarda di Venezia (Basics etc.)
344. Chestnut and pancetta salad (Dinner)
345. Roast venison fillet with apple purée and rosemary sauce (Dinner)
346. Quinces poached in Muscat (Dinner)
347. Proper English Trifle (Cooking in Advance)
348. Hazelnut cake (Dinner)
349. English roast chicken with all the trimmings – plus some (Weekend Lunch)
350. Onion sauce (Weekend Lunch)
351. Chocolate raspberry pudding cake (Dinner)
352. Roast Loin of Pork (Weekend Lunch)
353. Roast Leeks (Weekend Lunch)
354. Clapshot with Burnt Onions (Weekend Lunch)
355. Custard Tart (Weekend Lunch)
356. Lettuce and Lovage Soup (Basics etc.)
357. Chicken strips marinated in yogurt and honey (Feeding Babies and Small Children)
358. Jam Tarts (Feeding Babies and Small Children)
359. Basic White Loaf (Basics etc.)
360. Sole with Chanterelles (Fast Food)
361. Apple Butterscotch Tart (Weekend Lunch)
362. Raspberries and Cream (Fast Food)
363. Pheasant with Gin and IT (Dinner)
364. Tataki of Tuna (Low Fat)
365. Quick Foolproof Custard (Basics etc)
366. Passionfruit Curd (Basics etc.)
367. Egg mayonnaise (Basics etc.)
368. Lentil and black olive crostini (Dinner)
369. Prawn and aubergine crostini (Dinner)
370. Hollandaise sauce with Seville orange juice (Basics etc.)
371. Panchporan Aloo (Basics etc.)
372. Sauternes and Lemon Balm Jelly (Dinner)
373. Good, thick winter pea soup (Weekend Lunch)
374. Char Siu 1 (Low Fat)
375. Char Siu 2 (Low Fat)
376. Latkes (Basics etc.)
377. Potatoes (Basics etc.)
378. Pecorino and Pears (Weekend Lunch)
379. Loin of pork with bay leaves (Dinner)
380. Rhubarb custard (Dinner)
381. Caesar salad (Dinner)
382. Roasted garlic and shallots (Dinner)
383. Mint, orange and redcurrant jelly (Weekend Lunch)
384. Ceviche with hot garlic potatoes (Dinner)
385. Sauce Verte (Basics etc.)
386. My mother's white sauce (Basics etc.)
387. Gingered Chicken Salad (Weekend Lunch)
388. Cod & Peas (Feeding Babies and Small Children)
389. Chicory and Mustard Salad (Dinner)
390. Mushroom crostini (Dinner)
391. Duck liver crostini (Dinner)
392. Marmite Sandwiches (Feeding Babies and Small Children)
393. The Roast Beef (Weekend Lunch)
394. The Gravy (Weekend Lunch)
395. The Yorkshire Pudding (Weekend Lunch)