Thursday, 7 May 2015

Today I made a chicken dish with a 3 Cs sauce,

The sauce,
  And The 3Cs are .....
Cashews, coriander and chillies!

Firstly I sweated a couple of onions, 2latge cloves of garlic till they were soft. Then added the cashew nuts, and cooked them all together for about 6 minutes. 
A large handful of coriander leaves and stalks, plus some Turkish Chilli flakes, salt, and the juice of half a lemon.
Blitzed the lot together,and since it was a bit stiff, added enough water to loosen the mix.
Added the previously cooked chicken pieces, heated them through,and served with another slice of lemon on the side, plus a scattering of Chilli flakes on the top.
It was quite delicious. 
Definitely make it again.

Sunday, 3 May 2015

Almost forgotten how to blog!

There hasn't been much that I felt was interesting enough to put up, but today I have four for lunch,and we are having rack of lamb, with potatoes, carrots,creamed leeks and French beans. Just enough mint to make a mint sAuce, then a pudding made this morning. 
A fatless sponge, with cream and raspberries on the top. It's a sort of birthday cake,as there is an imminent birthday this week. 
Well I suppose that will have to do, it's all wonky, but it's very simple anyway. At least it is the right way up!
With the lamb we are drinking some Crozes  Hermitage,2008, brought here by my wonderful goddaughter who lives in France.   Just put in the lamb, ready for 1.00 p m as long as they arrive in time. 

Wednesday, 1 April 2015

Haven't posted anything for weeks!

Because it all seems rather boring , but I have cooked some fabulous Chocolate Brownies, made with dark soft brown sugar, and they went so fast! Also some EASTER Biscuits,as we are so near....have tried to take a photo ,but it won't come around the correct way,and I don't know how to rectify that. Pity ,as now I shall have to eat the brownie ! 
OH ,how I hate being one handed, it's SO FRUSTRATING. 

Thursday, 12 February 2015

Tuesday, 27 January 2015

Carrot cake my way.

I decided to tweak the recipe a little,and used grated parsnip as well as grated carrot, plus some finely chopped fresh pineapple added to  the mix.  Came out moist and delicious, as you can see ,there's not  much left! 
Iced the top with a citrus mix, in fact it was some of the liquid from my lemon and lime marmalade