Monday, 30 November 2009
Wednesday, 25 November 2009
Sunday, 1 November 2009
Also, I had been meaning to try for months a Hugh F-W recipe from the Guardian for lemon posset, mainly because he claimed it was so easy. It was remarkable simple - just cream, sugar and lemon juice, a bit of heating and whisking, then a few hours in the fridge. See the recipe on the Guardian website. It was a hit! Not sure if we'll get through the whole batch this week though! But they look pretty, so one to remember for a dinner party.
Sunday, 18 October 2009
I've not done so well on the blog posts but have been trying some new recipes. Last week I was inspired by watching Masterchef: the Professionals to try and create something with a few more interesting flavours. I had a recipe I'd cut out of the paper last year for a warm salad of beetroots roasted with olive oil, garlic and rosemary (thyme too but didn't have any), served with pear and blue cheese, drizzled with honey. That was gorgeous. My favourite salad ingredients right now are pears - salad leaves, pears, walnuts and blue cheese is a quick and easy one. And it goes well with a dressing made of wholegrain mustard, olive oil and cider vinegar.
But tonight it's got to be roast parsnips!
Sunday, 20 September 2009
So, last night, I had a look to see what we had from this week's veggie box and consulted the cookbooks for a new recipe. We had some Cavolo Nero (black cabbage) a bunch of dark and bumpy leaves I've had before but didn't really know how to cook. I went first for Giorgio Locatelli's Made in Italy mega- hardback and found a recipe for Pork fillet with black cabbage and cannellini beans. It gave great advice on how to cook the cabbage - with onion and for 40 minutes to bring out the flavour and reduce the bitterness, whereas my first reaction would be to cook it fast like spinach. My boyfriend cooked the pork as instructed (while I had a quorn substitute) and I cheated on the beans by using a can but cooked them with garlic and olive oil as in the recipe. We didn't have any sage so used rosemary with the beans, and no pancetta for the pork, but our Locatelli-ish dinner was fantastic. The beans were good with the garlic and rosemary, and the cabbage was really tasty. Definitely one I'd cook again. And leftover beans made a great spread for snacking today!
Saturday, 25 July 2009
Monday, 20 July 2009
Friday, 12 June 2009
Had a lovely dinner at The Black Boy pub in Headington, Oxford on Tuesday. Forgot about the place as it's only recently been made over and turned from a pub you would avoid to a dining pub that's getting some really good reviews. Check out the website at http://www.theblackboy.uk.com/