A neighbour is going on holiday and gave us some tomatoes. So I made soup. Gently fry an onion and a medium carrot in olive oil for ten minutes, add 1lb of chopped tomatoes and a pint of stock (boullion in my case), a squirt of tomato puree and a small handful of basil leaves.… Continue reading Tomato Soup
Easter. Roast lamb from the farmer’s market. Garlic and thyme, marinaded in half a bottle of red wine overnight, roasted as usual. It was VERY good! Happy Easter!
For some reason, I bought some wild garlic from the farmer’s market on Sunday. At a loss to know what to do with it, I made pesto. Bunch wild garlic Similar bunch of parsley 60g pine nuts 60g parmesan 150ml olive oil This is a minimalist version of the Great British Chefs recipe. As an… Continue reading Wild Garlic Pesto
This is unbelievably easy. Take chicken, let it get to room temperature, dry it, coat in flour, put in hot oil, turn the heat down, fry for six or so minutes each side until golden and crispy. This was pretty much the conclusion from the Guardian article. Next day, reheated in the oven for 20… Continue reading Southern Fried Chicken
Chalk this one up as a minor fail. We happened to have some chicken thighs and drumsticks in the fridge and short of deep-frying them, oven roasting with some kind of sauce was the way to go. Googling for barbecue chicken led me to this recipe which ended up not tasting of very much at… Continue reading Barbecue chicken
Yesterday we celebrated the perverse American pi day with pie. Perverse because Americans do their dates wrong. The real pi day is obviously 31/4/15 9:26:53 etc. Also, in celebration of