Tag: cooking

Chocolate Tasting at Apperley Bridge Marina

It’s nearly Yule and what better way to enjoy this indulgent season than with some delicious choccies? Apperley Bridge Marina hosted its first chocolate tasting event last night. We arrived under a frosty half moon with the boats glistening in still and cold water….

Old Ways/New Ways

I’m frying things in butter Oil in cupboard, with the clutter Bottling rainwater from buckets Standing guard until it chucks it Down and how I check the weather Smell of air and pinch of leather Pine cone shrinking, mercury rising Direct sun and cloud…

Bread and Boats

My mum is an artisan baker and her bread is proving very popular today. The red pepper, sage and olive rolls are particularly delicious… and vegan! Apperley Bridge Marina Charity Day, raising money for Martin House.

Egg Curry

I finally did it! Egg curry. Large finely chopped onion fried until golden brown, tin of tomatoes, turmeric, garam masala, chilli, coriander and hard boiled eggs. So easy! The recipe I used is from Madhur Jaffrey’s book, Curry Nation, which is full of lush…

Midsummer Moments

What am I making today?

Food Alert: Iranian Style Veg Stew

Totally vegan, totally by accident! Onion, spuds, squash, tomatoes, ras el hanout, cabbage, parsley and just a touch of preserved lemon. 

Today I am mostly…

…stripping elderberries off their stalks. Tedious but worth it in the end! What am I going to make?   

What am I Making?

    

Preserved lemons

My other half bought me a gorgeous tagine for Yule, and after having taken it out for a successful maiden voyage (mutton with olives and apricots) I’ve been inspired to explore North African cooking a little more. These preserved lemons are easy and satisfying…

Coming Home to Mouldy Guacamole

I almost wish it were A metaphor for death; decay! Instead you’ll be surprised To hear me say That coming home to Mouldy guacamole Holy moley! Guacamole! Is actually a measure Of my happiness My pleasure Green and lumpy Like it should be Now…

Kitchen Witchcraft, so what’s that then?

Pagan Portals – Kitchen Witchcraft: Crafts of a Kitchen Witch by Rachel Patterson My rating: 5 of 5 stars The phrase ‘Kitchen Witchcraft’ conjures up brewing potions and hanging herbs, and while this of course can be the case, the experienced witch knows the…