Saturday, 27 February 2021

Plans for this week's zoom meeting



 Although I am leaving it a bit late, I hope people have time to get their ingredients before tomorrow and Wednesday. The weather has been so nice off late that I have spent most of my time in the allotment.

I have started sowing peas, onions, leeks, celery, celeriac and yesterday some mini munch cucumbers.

This week I am planning a meal I have not tried before Lemon Roast vegetbles with yogurt tahini and pomegranate and as a desert a lemon mousse (from Book 2)


On Wednesday we will make Bami Goreng.


Sunday, 21 February 2021

Mushroom and spinach pasta

 As this week I am inviting students from  St Johns' college to join our zoom meeting, I wanted to try a quick and easy pasta dish with home made pasta without a machine. ( as not everyone has one)

We made this mushroom and spinach dish, it turned out well and had a big group join in.



Dear Karina


Hi, thanks for the session today.
I made a pasta for four people together and ate it as a lunch.
It was so delicious and everyone liked the fresh pasta more than the dried one!
Thank you very much.

Best wishes 
Hiroe




Monday, 15 February 2021

Sweet and Sour chinese vegetables and Chickpea flour tofu

 Today we made Sweet and Sour Chinese vegetables from the 2nd cook book

We also made the Chickpea flour tofu also called Burmese Tofu and had it on a bed of rice.





Wednesday, 10 February 2021

Mushroom and Pea Risotto with Orange, Halloumi and spinach Salad

Over the last years we made risotto with leeks, peas, kale and broadbeans. They all turned out well, but took a little time to make as we needed to 'feed' the rice little by little with stock.

This easy Mushroom and Pea risotto  recipe has some short cuts, which made it super simple to make and VERY tasty.

In future I will use this technique again and add the vegetables that are available in the allotment at the time of cooking.

I suppose we could easily have had a simple salad to go with this,  but as I had some oranges and some spinach that needed eating, we made some Halloumi, orang and Spinach Salad to go with it.



Halloumi, orange and spinach salad


Mushroom and Pea Risotto

Bella's ready steady cook creation

Thursday, 4 February 2021

Thai curry and a mushroom risotto today

 

On Monday  Thai Curry (carrot, onion, coconut milk and peanuts)   although I make my noodles myself before hand, you may want to either buy noodles or rice, whatever you enjoy more.



On Wednesday am planning to make a mushroom risotto 
for the risotto, I just use the mushrooms I have.
In addition we will make this Halloumi, Carrot and Orange Salad

Monday, 1 February 2021

Lemon curd, lemon puffs and Cheese, 'bacon' and leek tarts

 I bought a box of puff pastry and looked for recipes to use the whole sheet up. No waste and only use the oven once.

First we made the 'mushroom bacon' to go onto the savoury tart. Cheese, Pesto and 'Bacon’ tart



I then made the puff pastry cases and filled them with the lemon curd that I had made yesterday as it was properly cooled and set.   lemon curdLemon Curd Tarts

The lemon curd was made at the end, so I can use it to go into yoghurt or go onto my toast.


 A surprise visit from Holland where Gwen and Emma took this picture of me explaining how to make my mother's favourite Lemon Curd