Monday, 26 April 2021

Puy lentil dish with a refreshing carrot salad

Today's from Spade to Plate zoom session, we even ventured outside! We had a little walk through the garden where we saw the cherry, apple, pear, and strawberries in blossom. The coriander and mint were used in the carrot salad and the Purple Sprouting Broccoli leaves were used instead of Kale in the Lentil , lentil and goat's cheese dish

Instead of the goats cheese curd, I mixed cream with goats cheese to pour over the lentils. (Big success)

What is left of this curd, will be used up in the beetroot soup tonight.

As we had 1/2 a preserved lemon left I used this in the Carrot Salad as well. 

All in all a delicious meal

Stepover apple in blossom

Cherry and stepover apple in blossom

Blueberry  in blossom and grape showing first leaves

Strawberries in vertical garden in blossom

Broadbean in flower

Wednesday, 14 April 2021

Thai week - Spring rolls, chocolate lava cakes, Thai Curry and lemon poppy cakes

 On Monday we made Thai spring rolls with a Peanut dipping sauce

As a dessert we made little chocolate lava cakes in a coffee cup. It was so good that on Monday I made them again when we had friends in the garden.  After so much chocolates I thought we'd try to change the recipe a bit and make lemon poppy steam cakes. We used home made lemon essence we made it last year and tasted beautifully lemony.

The Thai Curry we had with rice was quick and easy. Rather than using chicken breasts I used mushrooms which worked out very well.

Sunday, 11 April 2021

making some sauces for the week's zoom sessions

 As this week I will be attempting some Thai food, I had to make some sauces (as I don't want to buy them specially for one recipe) 

Fist I made peanut butter, using one cup of salted roasted peanuts, 1 tbsp of maple syrup and some oil.

Then this sriracha sauce

As we had some sriacha sauce left over, I decided to make a tomato soup and added the left over of the sauce into the soup.

Saturday, 10 April 2021

Back again after the Easter Break: Planning a Thai week

 Looking through lots of lovely recipes this week, I found these that would work well (I think) for our From spade to plate sessions.

On Monday  I was thinking of these Thai spring rolls with a Thai peanut dipping sauce

On Wednesday evening  I am planning to make