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 everywhere.
Beetroot (or beets to the Yanks) are pre-cooked here. I have seen raw, whole … Continue reading.....
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 some extra veg.
And they’re fun!
I like fun food.
I’ve been writing this blog … 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 to think about spring salads.
This is a compromise.
Browned Shallots with Beet Salad and
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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 getting very conscious of it when I started my menu planning site (Thyme for … Continue reading.....
Summer means pickling and canning.
Or it used to for me.
When I lived in the US I made 3 or 4 different kinds of pickles, tomato juice, brandied peaches and cherries and canned lots and lots of tomatoes.
When I lived in the Vendée, with all of our fruit trees, I added jams, jellies and fruit butters to my … 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 to go all the way back to proper winter cooking, so I compromised: a lamb … 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. As was usual, it was late and I was in a hurry…..
But my version … Continue reading.....
'Is that a pickle in your pocket or are you just happy to see me?' to paraphrase the immortal words of Mae West.
When one no longer has room in the freezer to store soup made from the, still over-producing, vegetable garden, one turns to pickles.
There was a time when I thought pickles needed to be from gherkins or … Continue reading.....