We did it …

Passion Fruit Garden

I am sure you will all be glad to hear, we have finally moved.  I honestly can’t believe how much work was involved in downsizing.  I thought I would never stop cleaning and gardening and putting things in boxes.

It started with a simple idea.  We would rent out our house in Perth and keep a flat instead.  It turned out to be the hardest thing we have ever done.  We still have boxes galore in our living room and boxes galore in the flat.  There is just not enough room for everything.  The flat is devoid of cupboards so the next time we are in Perth, we have to organise some. Until then, we will be surrounded by boxes.

We now officially live in Bridgetown.  We have even changed our address on the electoral roll, which broke our hearts as we are in a safe National seat so our…

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Chicken Croquettes

My mom, Gloria Davis Bradshaw always loved this classic food.

Passion Fruit Garden


Today’s recipe is another from this month’s feature cookbook by The Cook Book Guru, The Book of Household Management by Mrs Isabella Beeton.

The recipe is actually called ‘fowl and rice croquettes’ in the book but I didn’t want to scare you all off with such a title, especially when Debi from My Kitchen Witch advised:

The 1907 edition significantly added an Edwardian genteel flourish for the upwardly mobile, dressing up what was once plain cooking, and included the affectation of French names for the recipes.

In that case, let’s call these lovely little croquettes: Croquettes De Poulet.

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