Friday, 24 July 2009
Sunday, 19 July 2009
Monday, 29 June 2009
From a recipe I found in a magazine in a waiting area. I scribbled down the ingredients quick, and tried to remember the rest. This is how it goes:
Fry a sliced onion and a pepper in a little oil, until soft. Add a teaspoon (I suggest more) of curry paste, and stir in. Add a tablespoon of flour and mix in. Gradually add, a splash at a time, a tin of coconut milk. Stir well to prevent lumps forming and the sauce should thicken nicely. Add your fish, cover and cook gently until the fish is cooked. A few minutes before the end, add a sliced banana. The bananas are so gorgeous in it, I'd maybe add more next time.
You could add fresh coriander, lemongrass, or perhaps some chopped red chilli. As it is, this is a lovely, simple and gentle curry. Deffo be making this one again.
Monday, 22 June 2009
Sunday, 21 June 2009
4 tablespoons flour
4 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons cocoa
3 tablespoons milk
3 tablespoons oil
3 tablespoons chocolate chips (optional)
a small splash of vanilla extract
1 large coffee mug
Add dry ingredients to mug, and mix well. Add the egg and mix thoroughly. Pour in the milk and oil and mix well. Add the chocolate chips (if using) and vanilla extract, and mix again. Put your mug in the microwave and cook for 3 minutes at 1000 watts. The cake will rise over the top of the mug, but don't be alarmed! Allow to cool a little, and tip out onto a plate if desired.
Saturday, 20 June 2009
Stuff the baguette and carefully squeeze it closed. Wrap tightly in foil, and bake in a hot oven for about 20 minutes.
Unwrap and EAT!
Sunday, 19 April 2009
Saturday, 11 April 2009
Friday, 10 April 2009
Saturday, 14 March 2009
When Nigella made this on Nigella Bites she seemed to suggest that she can eat it all, which would be very naughty indeed. But its creamy. It's cheesy. It's lemony, it's aromatic and it's buttery ... phew .. this really is the kind of dish you could believe had been cooked by angels and brought down from heaven for you..
If it's the recipe you are after, I would recommend visiting http://www.nigella.com/ - it is on there. Meanwhile, drool over the photo I took of mine, and let me promise, you will not regret rustling this up for tea!!
Sunday, 22 February 2009
This recipe comes from Marlena's very good book, called "Hot & Spicy" which basically, is a lot of recipes, all of which are, er, spicy.
This is essentially just like garlic bread, but with the addition, in the butter, of mild red chilli powder, spring onion, coriander leaves, and parmesan cheese.
We ate it with veggie sausages, and Marlena Spieler's recipe for New Mexican mild red chilli bread!!
Saturday, 21 February 2009
Monday, 16 February 2009
This is the Ultimate Sandwich of my 9 year old son. I am glad I was able to take a picture which captured every ingredient. This is essentially, a BLT with added sausages, and garlic dip... so starting from the bottom we have "lettuce" (although in this case, it's watercress and baby spinach), garlic dip, crispy bacon, sliced tomatoes, and sausages. At the time of writing, he is demolishing it with fervour ..
I suppose, adding more sliced bananas and/or chocolate in some form or another would also be good.
For the sweet, buttery side-dollop of creamed leeks (something I remember my Nan making, I think) I cooked sliced leeks very gently, not letting them brown, in butter for about half an hour. I then added a spoonful of flour, stirred it in, and gradually added splashes of milk and stirred until I ended up with soft leeks in creamy sauce.
Monday, 26 January 2009
Fry 6 large onions slowly until very soft. Add half a jar of korma curry paste, and dollops of ginger & garlic paste. Cook it all for about an hour, until very soft. Add a tin of coconut milk, then blitz with a stick blender. Add water to dilute, if too thick. Add about a cupful of ground almonds, and a cupful of cream. Add salt to taste, and sweeten with a spoon or two of sugar.
I made chicken tikka pieces to add to the basic sauce. We ate it with rice, bread, and a side dish of potato, chickpea & spinach.