Domestic goddess

When I was about 16 I told my Mum that I would marry a chef. She kept scolding me for not cooking more and was not overly impressed with my efforts when I did. That might have something to do with the fact that my Mum and I have very different tastes or it might have something to do with my poor cooking skills.

I did actually think I would marry a chef…I thought that anything I wanted would come my way. Without effort. And I thought I’d be married by 22 because that’s super old (ha! stupid young self). I wasn’t interested in cooking or learning or being domestic in any sense.

But all that has changed. I do want to be a domestic goddess and I have the Nigella cook book to prove it! One of the hardest things so far in my quest to become this domestic goddess and wife of my husbands dreams is to come up with new food ideas. Ones that we both like.

So the search began. New cook books were bought, recipes from friends were shared and blogs were researched. One of my favourites is Not quite Nigella. A Sydney based blogger with all sorts of goodies. Look what I made last night from one of the recipes I found there (under the vegetarian section).

Macadamia toffee covered Camembert...delicious!

The crunchy toffee compliments the smoothness of the cheese, while the sweetness balances the natural bittery Camembert. A perfect combination! It looked so good on my platter and more importantly it impressed my husband. Hurrah!

I’m still not a domestic goddess by any means but I’ve just about got my husband fooled into thinking I am. And the good news? Chefs don’t clean up so I don’t have to worry about the mess I leave!


ps the recipe was super easy and I had left over toffee. YUM! Thanks Not Quite Nigella!


4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Young Wifey
    Oct 06, 2010 @ 12:37:50

    I never thought of using toffee, I warm my cambert and top with honey, pecans and a touch of paprika. I’ll have to try toffee sometime…


  2. isaidido
    Oct 06, 2010 @ 13:22:18

    Yes try the toffee its delicious! Thanks for the suggestion of honey


  3. uforicfood
    Oct 07, 2010 @ 09:36:09

    Hello there
    I have dedicated my blog to inspiring people to cook. Hope you check it out and maybe give some recipes a try!
    You clearly did an awesome job with the camembert – sounds delicious!
    Would love to know what you think!
    Happy cooking 🙂


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