Saturday, 28 July 2012

Tribute to Mark Cavendish

Taken from the Waitrose Magazine and feeling so sad that he didn't make the Gold Medal today.
Peppers and Aubergine with chilli, capers and anchovies
Looks good , here's hoping it tastes as good as it looks.

Friday, 20 July 2012

Friday evening curry feast .

I am completely into curries, so here is what we ate
Alloo bonda. A cooked potato with chilli
And mixed spices in a chick pea flour batter and fried, a bit like a pakora. See picture three.

Kofta, minced meat, roasted spices cinnamon stick,cloves,cardamom,and
peppercorns. Then ground with roasted cumin and coriander seeds plus quite a lot of chilli powder, and mixed together with 3 tablespoons of plain yoghurt and some salt. This was made into torpedo shapes rather like a rugby ball. Then fried in sunflower oil till brown and then braised in yoghurt some tomato passata and water for half an hour. See picture two.

Then a fish curry, salmon and prawns with courgettes and coriander and coconut milk, lemon grass, and a little chilli, a much milder curry. Picture three shows this
I also made a cucumber raita,and some Dahl .made with red lentils fried garlic and tomato.

Finally , but the FIRST picture you see there is a picture of it all on a plate, at the beginning of this posting .0ops I forgot, I made a carrot salad as well, with fried mustard seeds, lemon juice and salt added to the grated carrot.
Now feel so full up, that I don't need anything else at all . even tomorrow.
Apologies for the order of the pictures
But you get the idea.

Thursday, 5 July 2012

Smoked haddock Roulade ,with tomato and pepper sauce and spinach with garlic and pine nuts.

This is what we had for supper tonight. First we had a cold Mushroom soup , made with half a pound of chestnut mushrooms sweated with a sliced onion and half a litre of beef stock added, then blitzed with the stick blender and some Greek Yoghurt added to taste.
Then the roulade with spinach andgarlic plus some pine nuts. Finally nectarines in red wine, on a slice of almond and apricot cake Some raspberries added for colour and acidity.
At last, an evening when we could be outside , enjoying the balmy air. What a change.