29 9 / 2014

Little italian courgette cakes

Courgette in a cake and its actually nice!

Recipe from Abel and Cole: http://www.abelandcole.co.uk/recipes/little-italian-courgette-cakes

29 9 / 2014

Trying out a few recipes from Ginger Pig cookbook/ trying to use up some tomatoes.

Top - Red hot relish - its not very hot but the chillies may get a bit hotter with keeping?

Middle - Passata - this is so easy and a good way to use up/easily store 1.5kg of tomatoes! Simmer the tomatoes with 3 tbsp olive oil and some garlic until its reduced then pass through a sieve and reduce further if you need to, season and its ready to go on top of a pizza! I’ve made another batch but just divided it in 2 and froze it.

Bottom - is supposed to be tomato chutney but I’ve replaced half the tomatoes with courgettes for a bit of an experiment. I did this one as it used malt vinegar and that was all I had enough.

29 9 / 2014

Spiced Rabbit Pate
More of a terrine/rillette really and not overly spicy! Rabbit, chicken and belly pork in this cook first then press into the dish pate.  Nice enough but i don’t think its worth making again. If you’ve a rabbit and wondering what to do with it a ragu is much nicer.
Recipe from the Ginger Pig cookbook

Spiced Rabbit Pate

More of a terrine/rillette really and not overly spicy! Rabbit, chicken and belly pork in this cook first then press into the dish pate.  Nice enough but i don’t think its worth making again. If you’ve a rabbit and wondering what to do with it a ragu is much nicer.

Recipe from the Ginger Pig cookbook

25 9 / 2014

Courgette soup
Tastes better than it looks! Chopped courgettes cooked slowly in a bit of olive oil, garlic, green chillies and dried oregano and then chicken stock added to make it a soup, blitz and add some cheese and season…lovely..honest

Courgette soup

Tastes better than it looks! Chopped courgettes cooked slowly in a bit of olive oil, garlic, green chillies and dried oregano and then chicken stock added to make it a soup, blitz and add some cheese and season…lovely..honest

12 9 / 2014

Lots of lovely veggie dishes!

Sweeetcorn - just boiled and at its best

HFW bean, tomato and courgette salad with tahini dressing

BBq’d courgette strips marinated with garlic, chilli, lemon juice and olive oil and served with some grated parmesan

12 9 / 2014

Another batch of Nigel Slater’s tomato chutney
This one has (instead of the mustard seeds):
1tsp Aleppo chilli flakes3 dried red chillies1tsp picante smoked paprika

Another batch of Nigel Slater’s tomato chutney

This one has (instead of the mustard seeds):

1tsp Aleppo chilli flakes
3 dried red chillies
1tsp picante smoked paprika

12 9 / 2014

Using up some of the vast amount of green tomatoes - Jaime Oliver’s green tomato ketchup.
http://www.jamieoliver.com/recipes/vegetables-recipes/homemade-tomato-ketchup

Using up some of the vast amount of green tomatoes - Jaime Oliver’s green tomato ketchup.

http://www.jamieoliver.com/recipes/vegetables-recipes/homemade-tomato-ketchup

12 9 / 2014

Using up my left-overs!

Pizza left over dough with roasted courgettes, peppers and tomatoes and a bit of garlic oil

Roast tomato and garlic oil as a linguine sauce

Flat bread and roast tomatoes, baba ganoush ordinary humus and roast red pepper humus.

28 8 / 2014

Dinner for one
Looking for something quick, I had roasted a batch of baby tomatoes for another dish and there were some left…
Linguini with roast baby tomato sauce..mmmm….lovely

Dinner for one

Looking for something quick, I had roasted a batch of baby tomatoes for another dish and there were some left…

Linguini with roast baby tomato sauce..mmmm….lovely

28 8 / 2014

lovelycookinoxfordshire:

Another Tomato Chutney
I’ve made a couple of batches of this Nigel Slater tomato chutney so decided to swap a few bits this time to see how it turns out - sultanas replaced raisin and I thought I’d use dried chilli flakes instead of the chilli and mustard seeds. I only had a jar of aleppo chilli flakes which I’d bought from Ottolenghi online and its been sat in the cupboard ever since, but it was a good swap as its given the finished chutney a lovely sweet but hot kick. 
http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2009/oct/04/nigel-slater-green-tomato-recipes
http://www.ottolenghi.co.uk/aleppo-chilli-flakes-shop

We tried this at the weekend (Aug 14) with 3-pig burgers and it was just lovely, time to make another batch!

lovelycookinoxfordshire:

Another Tomato Chutney

I’ve made a couple of batches of this Nigel Slater tomato chutney so decided to swap a few bits this time to see how it turns out - sultanas replaced raisin and I thought I’d use dried chilli flakes instead of the chilli and mustard seeds. I only had a jar of aleppo chilli flakes which I’d bought from Ottolenghi online and its been sat in the cupboard ever since, but it was a good swap as its given the finished chutney a lovely sweet but hot kick. 

http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2009/oct/04/nigel-slater-green-tomato-recipes

http://www.ottolenghi.co.uk/aleppo-chilli-flakes-shop

We tried this at the weekend (Aug 14) with 3-pig burgers and it was just lovely, time to make another batch!

27 8 / 2014

Bertinets Bagels
These took ages - around 24 hours to doble in size, my sourdough starter must be struggling.  Lovely bagels in the end though.
recipe from Bertinet Crust

Bertinets Bagels

These took ages - around 24 hours to doble in size, my sourdough starter must be struggling.  Lovely bagels in the end though.

recipe from Bertinet Crust

27 8 / 2014

Another cucumber pickle.
Recipe from the allotment and required slicing the cucumbers thinly, which i did in the Magimix but I think Ive cut them too finely, it tastes nice though and they still have a bit of bite. I think the other one - using peeled and seeded courgettes may be a better way as it was really difficult to get the water out after I’d rinsed the salt off these thinly sliced ones.  Need a taste test though!

Another cucumber pickle.

Recipe from the allotment and required slicing the cucumbers thinly, which i did in the Magimix but I think Ive cut them too finely, it tastes nice though and they still have a bit of bite. I think the other one - using peeled and seeded courgettes may be a better way as it was really difficult to get the water out after I’d rinsed the salt off these thinly sliced ones.  Need a taste test though!

27 8 / 2014

Courgette Chutney
We’ve just tried last years courgette chutney and its great with a curry! So time to make another batch for next year.
http://www.rivercottage.net/users/Pam%20the%20Jam/blog/1281015134-courgette-aid-and-jam-fest/

Courgette Chutney

We’ve just tried last years courgette chutney and its great with a curry! So time to make another batch for next year.

http://www.rivercottage.net/users/Pam%20the%20Jam/blog/1281015134-courgette-aid-and-jam-fest/

27 8 / 2014

Cucumber pickle.
This uses peeled, seeded and chunks of cucumber, much easier to handle but I had quite a bi of the pickling juice left, so perhaps it should have been spread over 2 jars?  
River Cottage http://www.rivercottage.net/recipes/classic-cucumber-pickle/

Cucumber pickle.

This uses peeled, seeded and chunks of cucumber, much easier to handle but I had quite a bi of the pickling juice left, so perhaps it should have been spread over 2 jars?  

River Cottage http://www.rivercottage.net/recipes/classic-cucumber-pickle/

27 8 / 2014

Lovely ginger biscuits
Its been a while since I made these lovely ginger biscuits from Tamasin Day Lewis’ Weekend food book. This is still my favourite ginger biscuit recipe - producing lovely crispy biscuits a little like gingernuts but so much better.

Lovely ginger biscuits

Its been a while since I made these lovely ginger biscuits from Tamasin Day Lewis’ Weekend food book. This is still my favourite ginger biscuit recipe - producing lovely crispy biscuits a little like gingernuts but so much better.