Tag: cooking

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…

Thanks garden!

And this bowl all without leaving the garden! Now what shall I do with these? Jam or pudding?

The Baker

Doughy warmth and rising Yeasty goodness drifting Longingly through the house Luring family back From their endeavours To the kitchen Asking what it is What’s that smell Home and love And dreams of full bellies Time taken, effort, Achievement and completion Some just starting,…