08 Jul 2012
Gson by default only inspects fields when writing Json. This post shows how to create a type adapter that will ignore fields and instead only use the class's accessor methods.
10 Jun 2012
We make this Cheese and Dill Frittata for our packed lunch.
07 Jun 2012
Spring has built in mechanisms for allowing you to override property files in different locations.
05 Jun 2012
Creating java mixins with Spring introductions.
16 May 2012
I keep having to look up how to work out what Application is listening on a certain port.
This is useful as it allows you to see if an applications is running on the expect port, and so configured correctly.
Posting it here so I don't have to keep looking it up!
11 May 2012
This is the Chocolate log we make every year.
10 May 2012
This is a lot easier to make than a normal paella - just put it all in a pot and shove it in the oven.
Fresh prawns are painful to devein so we just use cooked prawns and heat them through for a couple of minutes.
09 May 2012
This is my favourite pasta dish. I think you are supposed to use italian sausages but I have never found any of them in the supermarket.
08 May 2012
We have been making this dish for several years now. The peppers gently sweat for 30 minutes and go very soft and sweet
A good addition to this is roasted red peppers - added near the end, and black olives. Make sure you don't over do it with the parmesan cheese.
07 May 2012
This is another one of our favourites that we have quite regularly.
It would go well with sour cream and sliced limes. It can be quite dissapointing if the bottom burns so stir a few times near the beginning of the simmering and make sure it's not too hot.
06 May 2012
This is one of the pasta dishes that I love and we have quite regularly. Again, it was inspired by a Jamie Oliver recipe though it is quite different. While the Jamie Oliver recipe used long pasta and thin strips of parsnip this uses diced parsnip and thick pasta giving a very different effect.
It is very rich - the parsnips and the pancetta caramalize together and it is absolutely lovely!
05 May 2012
This recipe was inspired by a Jamie Oliver recipe and it is one of our favourites. We have made this tart several times as it is very simple and doesn't take long to bake at all.
The zest of the orange can be a bit overpowering so use it sparingly. The tart goes well with creme fraiche as the sweetness of the tart complements the slightly sour flavour of the cream.