Monday, January 25, 2010


Developing my list of 101 things to do in 1001 days has provided me with focus. In reviewing the list a number of times I have been spurred into taking action on several items.

Item 11 - blog at least once a week - here is this week's blog. :)

Item 17 - Try 50 new recipes - first new recipe was the kedgeree I made for dinner last night. I bought some smoked blue cod and made my first ever kedgeree last night - it was delicious. Here's the recipe I used. I'm not sure if it is a traditional kedgeree but it's the only recipe I could find in my books.


250g smoked fish
2 tbsp butter
2 finely chopped onions
1 tsp curry powder
1/2 tsp turmeric
1 cup long-grain rice
2 1/4 cups stock (I used stock I had frozen from our Christmas ham)
3 hard-boiled eggs
1 tbsp lemon juice
Fresh parsley
3 chopped spring onions

Melt butter in a pot and add onion. Cook until soft but not browned. Add curry powder and turmeric and cook, stirring constantly over the heat, for 1 minute. Add the uncooked rice and stock. Cover pot and cook gently over a low heat for 10-15 minutes until rice is tender and the liquid absorbed. Gently fold into rice the flaked / sliced smoked fish, chopped hard-boiled eggs, lemon juice and parsley. Remove from heat, sprinkle with spring onions and garnish with wedges of lemon before serving.

Item 26 - Give blood regularly - I am booked in to give blood tomorrow.

Item 30 - Take 3 cooking classes - I have enrolled in 3 classes at the Wellington Community Education Centre. The classes I chose are Thai cooking, Chocolate treats (yum) and Finger Food. The first two classes are scheduled to take place in March and I will post on them then.

Item 55 - Menu plan every week - This week's plan is as follows :
Monday - lasagne and fettuccine - my sons and their girlfriends are coming for dinner
Tuesday - leftover kedgeree from last night
Wednesday - burgers (homemade beef patties)
Thursday - chicken stirfry
Friday - mushroom and spinach omelette
Saturday - spicy fish cakes
Sunday - thai beef salad


  1. Good job! I could live in a cooking class. I think Thai cooking sounds fabulous! Be sure tell all about it. Oh, and, my mouth waters for the fish; it sounds wonderful.

  2. Well aren't you organised! Well done! Oznan

  3. This looks like an interesting recipe. How did it turn out? I've never heard of kedgeree.

  4. The kedgeree came out delicious - quite light and very tasty. I am not sure how traditional this particular recipe is - I think it originates from Britain.

  5. Cooked the kedgeree tonight, is lovely, thanks very much for the recipe - and reminding me about the ingredients.

  6. I so love this recipe. So much that I have been taking leftovers into work to reheat for lunch. Sadly my office mates are not so keen on the smell of reheated smoked fish. Oh well. It is still delicious.