Sunday, January 28, 2007

cookery in colour

here are my lovely new measuring cups: I cup, 1/2 cup, 1/3 cup and 1/4 cup. useful for... muffins? I use 1 cup of water when making bread, but I do tend the weigh the flour, straight into the breadmaker pan on the electronic scales.
But they do look nice, hanging there, don't they? and they will always be there when I need them.

(the book is Marguerite Pattern)

romanesco cauliflower

This picture is for my mum and anyone else who doesn't know what one looks like. Not a perfect specimen, and we have eaten some of it (the kids loved it!), but they never cease to amaze me: each floret is like a mini head of cauli and within there are infinite smaller heads swirling round in a pointed spiral.

Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Not on the label

BBC NEWS Talk about Newsnight Not on the label: "Ethical Man has discovered a whole range of food additives don’t even get listed on the ingredients."

-Enzymes in bread, etc


For a change: salad, with plain boiled rice, hard-boiled eggs and potato salad.

Green salad: lettuce, apple, kiwi, cucumber chunks, cerery, walnuts.
+ Honey and mustard dressing: oil, lemon juice, honey, wholegrain mustard.

coleslaw: carrot and white cabbage with mayo
+ gherkins
+ feta cheese
+ tomatoes

ryvita and marmite

Lunch: Sesame rye crispbread with margarine and marmite. Also with avaocado on top.
Very yummy and morish.

Sunday, January 21, 2007

minestrone soup

in large pan heat oil and fry:
I large onion
2 cloves garlic
2 sticks celery
3 carrots, diced
1 -2 potatoes
optional: swede

tin chopped tomatoes
beans? kidney or butter
1/2 packet pasata
+ water/stock/ boillion and simmer
add spaghetti and frozen peas and boil 10 mins

Friday, January 19, 2007

winter soup

in large pan fry a large onion in oil or butter
add garlic
parnips (optional)
add water and bollion
optional: butter beans or black-eye beans
simmer till cooked