October 20, 2011

Cheese and Potato Bake


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#cheese and #potato bake #taglietelle #dinner #cooking #homemade #instafood #food #foodporn #foodphotography #ipad2

This is our dinner last night. Served with roast chicken and a large bowl of our fresh garden salad. While eating, I was thinking and thankful at the same time. What we eat is what we grow. Apart from cheese, these are all homegrown and homemade.

Cheese and Potato Bake
by Arfi Binsted

1.5kg potatoes, peeled, washed and diced
1 large onion, finely chopped
4 cloves garlic, finely chopped
300ml fresh cream
350g Gruyere cheese, grated
100g Parmesan, grated
salt and pepper
oil for cooking (I am using my homemade garlic-infused rice bran oil)

Preheat the oven to 200C.

Boiled potatoes, about 15 minutes. The potatoes will be half-way cooked. Drained, set aside and put them in a butter or margarine-greased ovenproof dish. Meanwhile, heat the oil, enough to cook the onion, until fragrant and soft. Add in garlic, cook a little bit more until fragrant but not brown. Add in cream and most of the grated cheeses. Cook until cheese melted, and then pour over the potatoes. Bake in the oven for around 20-25 minutes until bubbling and brown on top. Enough for 4 large portion.

#marlihuhn_thinkpinkchallenge @marlihuhn it's Pink October. Thinking of my grandmother who died of breast cancer, my father who died in July this year of mouth cancer, and sending hopes to all of you who are still fighting cancer. #pink #rose #mawar

Have a great weekend!


October 19, 2011

BW Wednesday: Eggs


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Free-Range Eggs

Been really slack with blogging, I finally can manage to squeeze myself at the desk and upload this photo for Black and White Wednesday, hosted by Susan of The Well-Seasoned Cook. These are our farm free-range fresh eggs.

October 13, 2011

Donna Hay's Classic Brownies


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#chocolate #brownie an item for the book #foodphotography #foodporn #food #ig #igfood #iphonesia #iphoneography #sweets #baking

Just a short note. I made this Classic Brownies from Donna Hay's latest 10th Birthday Magazine. I got the mag online on iPad. Have you heard? Yes, Donna Hay has got an app. Check your iTunes store, and you won't go wrong! I love, love, love Donna Hay!

Have a great (early) weekend!

October 10, 2011

on instagram


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Strawberry Jam-Filled Doughnuts #igfood #food #foodporn #foodphotography #iphoneography #iphonesia #iphone #sweets #igfood

I know I have been slack on blogging. It seems to me time flies too quickly and the next thing I know I am too exhausted to be able to think and write. In the end of the day, I'd prefer to have my feet up and watch Rugby rather than to be bound at the desk and computer keyboard.

But I am not quite off of the internet though. iPhone and iPad have helped me sharing what I have done almost everyday on instagram. I have an account there. If you happen an IGer like I am, please search for me. My ID is arfib

Here are some food photos I took using instagram that happened to be uploaded on Flickr, too.

Gluten-Free Chocolate Cake Coffee Eclairs with Coffee Gluten-Free Ginger Cake

Gluten-Free #Coffee #Walnut #Cake for me and my friend's meet-up today. Not a nice day but at least we have good coffee and a lovely cake to accompany our catch-ups. Have a great #Monday! #iphoneography #foodphotography #food #baking #foodporn #sweets #tr Empek-Empek #iphonesia #iphoneography #foodphotography #foodporn #food #Palembang #Indonesia Gluten-Free #Lemon #Curd #Crepe #Cake. #desserts #iphoneography #food #foodporn #foodphotography #sweets #yellow #homemade #iphonesia

Gluten-Free Baked Doughnuts #food #foodporn #foodphotography #igfood #IG #sweets #desserts #baking Gluten-Free Baked Doughnuts #baking #desserts #sweets #food #foodporn #foodphotography #ig #igfood #Doughnuts #donuts

And this is me, fertilizing our strawberries. I feed them once a fortnight with wormcast, diluted with water. Plants love wormcast!

Fertilizing time is vital in #Spring. I always use wormcast from our worm farm. With regular feeding, plants will give superb rewards. #garden #gardening

So I have been busy in the garden and orchard. We almost beat kakuya grass weeds! That strawberry patch was covered with kakuya months ago, now it is as immaculate as your manicured nails.

In the #orchard. Start blossoming and soon we will enjoy them (if the birds don't get them first) :)

Spring has been so pretty with all of the blossoms, buzzing bees and weather which is supposed to be improving. But you know how New Zealand weather is!

So, See you on instagram? Have a great day!