Friday, June 4, 2010

Meet My Bookshelf

I bought a new bookshelf last weekend, because my cookbooks were occupying every shelf space possible in the kitchen, loungeroom & spareroom. Now I've condensed it all on to this bookshelf. And serveral cupboards in the kitchen:

Out of all the books on my shelf, this is the one that I'm most excited about at the moment:

This book has the most delicious looking pastries and breads in it. Observe:
A lovely friend of mine lent me this book and I think I'd like to make the lemon curd tarts first. They look deliciously creamy!! Infact, I might make them tomorrow.

Here's another book that I'm looking foward to making stuff from:

My sister bought me this for my birthday - I fell in love with it instantly. Just from looking at the cover, it's such a beautiful book, and there's even more beautiful recipes in it. Here's one that I am itching to make:

Peach Jelly Roll?? Yes please.

Fig, mascarpone & honey cake. OMG. Look at those figs. Yum yum yum. YUM.

Pear, honey & polenta cake. I love the way those thinly sliced pears look on top of the cake.

I'm looking forward to sharing these treats with you soon!! But I think that my next post will be about tonight's dinner.

I'm taking my boyfriend out for his birthday to Prime (voted Sydney's best steak restaurant from 2000 - 2009). I'm really excited, and actually a bit nervous, because I always feel a bit odd getting my camera out and photographing my food. I feel like people are staring at me. And thinking I'm a fruit loop. And granted, I am......but I don't need them staring!! So I hope its not too weird for me. Anyway, I'm sure the dinner will be delicious, and in the mean time, check out their website - the menu looks fab.


Nadia said...

I won’t have to go to the library anymore to borrow cookbooks; I’ll just swing past your place to your library lol!!

Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella said...

I keep hearing good things about the BSB cookbook. Love the styling of the pear cake in the cake cookbook. It's so pretty! :D