I’m house sitting for 3 weeks. It’s a gorgeous architect designed home close to town. Which is fantastic – it shaves my commute to work down from 14 minutes to 6 minutes! My brother Dave comes back from Europe this weekend, and until then I’m living alone (except for this crazy cat). I haven’t lived alone since I left Sydney 7 months ago. I must admit I’m enjoying it – especially as I have the kitchen all to myself! But I am also really looking forward to Davy’s return. I need someone to help me with all the eating (and the dishes)!
While I was in Sydney I noticed a common theme. Everyone seemed to own the cookbook Jerusalem by Yotam Ottolenghi and Sami Tamimi. I have been in love with Ottonlenghi since his book Plenty and I had ordered his latest one before I left Sydney so it would be here in Albany when I got here. And to my delight, it was. At the time I spent a good few hours marking all the recipes I wanted to make (as you can see in the picture below) but I hadn’t gotten around to actually trying any. Until now.
My challenge this week is to try one new recipe from this book every day. So far I have made two and they have both been wonderful. I still really wish I could convey aromas through this blog because everything smells amazing. I left the house briefly while I was cooking tonight and when I returned I almost swooned at the fragrance wafting from the kitchen.
This weekend I will share with you my thoughts on the recipes I have tried and I will provide you with one whole recipe to cook for yourself. I’m not going to tell you them all because I really think the book is worth buying for yourself! Go on, you deserve it.