Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Rock Chef in the Kitchen

Logzie wanted me to post some recipes.

Unfortunately, I do not tend to work to set recipies, I just hit the kitchen and see what comes out!

If I am cooking Chinese, for example (not the ready done type that my Cashew Chicken was) I tend to cook some noodles and rice, some meat (usually chicken, sometimes pork) with something that I picked up at the oriental supermarket that is near where I work (a great shop with a truly naff name - Thais R Us!) raid the spice rack, etc, until I have something that tastes good. Finally I stir fry a load of vegitables with soy sauce, garlic (lots of garlic) and assorted stuff from the spice rack. The result is always different but always great - in my opinion anyway.

Probably the only time I follow a set recipe is when making pizza bases, but even this has changed over time, starting with white flour, then half white and half wholemeal, to entirely wholemeal - part of our healthier eating kick. My pizza topping recipe is gradually evolving, currently involving lots of garlic, fresh basil and oregano. Black pepper is calling me but I do not want to put the kids off by making it too hot.

So there you have it - Rock Chef has no recipies, he just jams it!


Terri said...

I'm alway jealous of people who can cook like you do. If I don't have a recipe, I don't even try.

Logziella said...

I was going to say exactly what Terri said...(that's so weird!-great minds think alike)...anyway I too am JEALOUS of people like you who can just throw things together and it tastes fantastic. Not me...when I try that it's usually a disaster. I am getting a little bit better though...I am watching Rachael Ray's show and that is helping.

You should check out her website John...and anyone else for that's

Chris said...

That's the best way to cook!!
I just eyeball everything, and mix it to taste. I hate when people go word for word on recipies.

P.S. Rachel Ray is good, also check out Bobby Flay. My mom has a crush on him. ;)

P.S. I hope everyone is doing well.