This is another dish based on a recipe from ‘the food of morocco, a journey for food lovers’. (I love that book!)
We bought the most wonderful cumin when we were in Marrakesh. It was well-wrapped when we brought it home but the scent was … Continue reading.....
I rarely see fresh beets (beetroot) here.
It’s not a vegetable I really liked when I was younger, but I have always loved pickled beets.
What I remember most clearly about the first time I made pickled beets is the mess.
Red beets, the most … Continue reading.....
I’m still playing with beets (beetroot).
I’m struggling to keep myself interested in the kitchen while waiting for summer cooking to start.
So I play.
We loved this – light enough for spring.
I like timbales.
They’re easy – a little prep followed by 25 – 30 minutes in the oven… Which makes them great for a dinner party, for two or 10.
Plus, for all you health-conscious folks out there, it’s a great way to get in … Continue reading.....
Did I mention that I like goat cheese with beets?
I decided that we could go a week or two without puff pastry….
But I’m not quite ready to stop fussing with the goat cheese and beets.
And, despite the nearly non-stop rain, I’m starting … Continue reading.....
Have you ever lost a favorite recipe?
Seems impossible in today’s environment, doesn’t it?
But this was a favorite before the internet.
I was just getting serious about cooking…. (It was probably a recipe from Bon Appétit – my favorite cooking magazine at the time.) … Continue reading.....
Do you waste food?
I used to.
I would routinely buy something, like sour cream (in the US), use what I needed, then, two or three weeks later realize that the rest was moldy and through it out.
That rarely happens any longer. I started … Continue reading.....
We had a small dinner party a few weeks ago.
As our guests prefer not to eat meat that isn’t well-done, cooking on the barbecue was not an option – as we prefer not to cook meat that IS well done.
I didn’t really want … Continue reading.....
I was meandering past Lucy’s Kitchen Notebook, the other day, and saw her fantastic-looking Mille Feuille de Bettrave.
The recipe sounded delicious; I had the goat cheese and beetroot… and some spinach.
Of course I couldn’t be bothered to actually follow the recipe. … Continue reading.....
I like words.
I've done posts on words before….
Such as this pervasive usage that irritates me no end.
Or the havoc that a slightly mispronounced word can cause for the unknowing in a new language.
Today, I thought I would pass on some fun … Continue reading.....