Thursday, 27 November 2008

Cauliflower Cheese

Always make more sauce than you think you should, and put more cheese in than you think is sensible.

Sunday, 16 November 2008

Magic Pasta!

The colours, in this, are just as gorgeous as the taste, and the textures too. Nothing that new here, just the red-green-white italian holy trinity of spinach & pesto, tomatoes (sundried & fresh) and mozzarella, with hot spaghetti.
I put the spinach and mozzarella in the bowl first so that the hot pasta went straight on top (to start wilting and melting) then tossed in the pesto, tomatoes and a grating of grana padano.
Rocket, watercress and/or fresh basil leaves would also be a superb idea.

Pretty Birthday Cake cooked by Brenda

Standard cake from recipe; adornments (maltesers, frosty fruits ..) from the deep crevices of the imagination.

And thankyou Tim, for sanding my table!

Tuesday, 4 November 2008

Egg & Chips

The chips were made by cutting taties into wedges, adding a little oil and then roasting in a very hot oven for about 30 minutes or so.

Even though my mum made chips in a proper chip pan when I was a kid, the oven method seems so much easier and the chips, sprinkled with a little sea salt, are just as delicious. And for the full retro effect: tinned processed peas. Yum!!!