Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Chicken Burger with Carrots & Squash

Chicken burger topped with grilled red onion, bacon & gouda cheese with sauteed carrots & grilled patty pan squash

Pattie Boyd's Paradise Chews

1/4 pound softened butter or margerine
1 cup flour
2 tablespoons granulated sugar
1 teaspoon salt

Mix the ingredients and press into the bottom of a greased 8-inch baking pan. Bake at 375' for 12-15 minutes. remove from oven and lower temperature to 275'.

1 1/2 cups brown sugar
2 eggs, beaten
1/2 cup grated coconut
1/2 cup pecans, coarsely chopped
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Mix the ingredients and spread evenly over the first layer. It is not neccesary for this to be cool. return to the oven at 275' and bake for 25-30 minutes. 

Source: Mary Frampton & Friends Rock & Roll Recipes 1980

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Food Quotes: Cynthia & Julian Lennon

"The first thing Julian wanted to do in life, well, before he wanted to be an artist and then a musician, was to be a chef. He'd come home and say 'Why don't you bake cakes like my friends' mothers?' I'd say, 'Oh, Julian, go out and buy a Mary Baker cake mix and do it yourself!' That started him off! By the time he was 13, he'd disappear into the kitchen whenever we had visitors and emerge with beautiful canapes. Now he thinks nothing of cooking for ten or 15 people, and he does it so calmly."
-Cynthia Lennon

"I probably have more of a passion for cooking than I do for music. I love traveling and finding great little hideout restaurants and little villages and going to the open markets. Eventually I must admit I want to do a cookbook, though people might think it a bit gimmicky - the musician turned cook. Cooking and music, they're very much the same sort of therapy. Both depend on adding the right ingredients to come up with a product that not only you, but everyone else, enjoys. A friend of mine in the South of France has a house with an enormous kitchen. When I'm staying there I tend to find myself less in the sun than cooking for about ten people every day. Music might give me a couple of hits a year, but in cooking, depending on how many meals I cook, I can get three hits a day!"
-Julian Lennon

“Noel [Charles, husband] and I love cooking. He does his cooking and I do mine. I’m the traditional English cook, with a twist now and then. Because I was married to an Italian, I’m also pretty good at Italian food. Noel, he can cook anything, so can Julian.”
-Cynthia Lennon

"Had I not been involved in taking the direction of music or now with my interest in photography I certainly would have been a chef, no question about that." 
-Julian Lennon