Tuesday, 27 January 2015
A nice slice of this with a cuppa will do the trick as a snack or of course served with a side salad makes the perfect lunch.
Readers of this blog may have seen my post about my fancy new Stoves Sterling Oven which has a rather marvelous 'Intensive bake' option which is perfect for cooking quiche and tarts since it eliminates the need to 'blind bake' the pastry first. Using base and top heat with fan, it is for me a good thing since I'm put off of baking because of the faff of having to part cook then return to the oven - it's too much of a botheration!
Wednesday, 21 January 2015
Chinese-style Chicken with Sweet Chilli Sauce and Baby Leaves tucked between Warburtons Seeded Sandwich Thins. Healthy and delicious.
Warburtons sandwich thins are available just 100Kcal per thin. They're pre-sliced too which makes them ideal for rustling up a super quick sandwich. There are four varieties to choose from; white, brown, seeded and half and half.
Sunday, 2 November 2014
Wednesday, 22 October 2014
Monday, 4 August 2014
See my Top Tips including a couple of side dishes for Indian curry that wont get you piling on the pounds!
#WWFeelGoodFood and #TweetWhatYouEat
Many thanks to Weight Watchers for the goodies - we really did enjoy our day.
Monday, 2 June 2014
Saturday, 1 March 2014
To make enough Sauce to Serve Two you will need:
1 shallot - finely chopped
2 tablespoon white wine vinegar
2 tablespoons water
3 tablespoons dry white wine
1 tablespoon double (heavy) cream
120g unsalted butter - cut into cubes and kept cold in the fridge until needed
zest from a whole lemon and the juice from half the lemon
salt - just a pinch
cayenne pepper - a pinch or two
How to do it:
Put the shallots into a pan with the wine, white wine vinegar and water and reduce to a quarter of the original amount. This is important or your sauce will taste of vinegar. Add the cream and boil for a minute.
Now, whisk in the butter cubes a few at a time, keep whisking whilst taking the sauce on and off the heat and keep adding a bit more butter. The sauce should look smooth and shiny but with no sign of an oily film.
Now whisk in the lemon juice and zest and season to taste with a teeny bit of salt and a pinch of two of cayenne pepper. Serve immediately over pan-fried Skrei or other white fish.
Thanks to this epic journey through icy, dark waters, Skrei has a lean, bright white firm flesh and is rich in protein, vitamins and minerals, which makes it a hugely versatile, healthy and wholesome food.
Where to Buy:
More about Skrei:
To be classified as SKREI® the fish needs to be:
Packaged within 12 hours of being caught
Stored on ice at a temperature between 0° and 4° Celsius
Whole, fresh SKREI® is required to have the SKREI® brand fastened to the forward dorsal fin and put in a branded SKREI® box.
Thank you to Amelia and The Norwegian Seafood Council for sending me a box of Skrei.
Wednesday, 12 February 2014
I must admit I'd never tried Maille Tomate Séchée - Sherry Vinegar with Sun-dried Tomatoes or Maille Ail et Citron - Mustard with White Wine, Lemon and Garlic and I couldn't wait to give them a go.
So what to make using these lovelies from Maille?
Wednesday, 8 January 2014
Wednesday, 11 December 2013
Thursday, 7 November 2013
Thursday, 19 September 2013
Tuesday, 30 July 2013
Friday, 20 April 2012
Quiche is a good way to use up eggs.
Friday, 24 February 2012
Wednesday, 6 January 2010
Tuesday, 29 July 2008
In my fridge I had some soft goats cheese and baby plumb tomatoes.
In my freezer I had some ready made puff pastry.
In my cupboard I had a jar of red onion jam - So, wondering what to do with all these nice things, I came up with this!
You will need:
250g of Ready Made Puff Pastry - divided into two
1 Jar of Red Onion Jam
100g of Soft Goats Cheese
6 x Baby Plumb Tomatoes
Some Fresh Thyme Leaves, chopped
Rocket Leaves and a Few Olives to Serve - if you like them, which I do!
Preheat the even to 190C or 375F Gas 5
I rolled the pastry till into two oblongs until they were about a quarter of an inch thick - or slightly more.
Then I lightly scored (being careful not to go right the way through) a border of just over half an inch all the way round.
Taking a fork, lightly prick the pastry inside the border all over to prevent pastry on the inside part from rising as much as the rest of the pastry.
Place them on a non stick baking tray.
Bake in the heated oven for about 10 minutes, remove and very carefully retrace the line you made that formed the border.
Normally, you see in recipes where you would remove the top layer of pastry and either discard or use it as a lid. I didn't remove it, after re-tracing the scored line, I just pushed it to the bottom to make the base thicker and more yummy.......Ha ha a cunning plan ah?!
Now spread a good amount (to your liking) of the red onion jam all over the bottom and top with some goats cheese.
Now, add some halved cherry tomatoes. Sprinkle with some freshly chopped thyme leaves.
Return to the oven for (approx) a further 10 minutes until the cheese begins to melt and the pastry takes on a light golden brown colour.
Sunday, 25 May 2008
Monday, 19 May 2008
They served it on a plate in the foil.
When we got home, I of course, had to try to make it myself.
I didn't have a recipe - I just went by what I decided was in it and how it looked.
I'm sure that Peter over at 'Kalofagas' will be able to put me right in what the dish is called and if I've got it right! Whatever, if I've got it right or not - this as I make and cook it tastes the same and just as nice.
All you do is get a big piece of kitchen foil and drizzle a little olive oil, then layer thinly sliced red onion, thinly sliced tomato, a sprinkle of finely chopped garlic. A little salt and pepper (only a little) and a slice of feta cheese.
Repeat this and then scrunch the foil up into a parcel (not too tightly done up) and bake in the oven for about 20 minutes on 200C /400F
This is how it looks before the oven.
And after the oven!
Sunday, 11 May 2008
This picture was taken just as it was ready to go into the oven.
Paul's mum and dad came for dinner last night and we had a great time!
For our starter I made a marinade of olive oil, dark soy sauce, honey, a little bit of sugar and some chili sauce.
Problem is I have no idea how much of anything I used to make this marinade as I didn't know I was going to make it until I did!
I had been speaking to my friend Jean who was also having a dinner party and was cooking salmon for starter too! She was doing hers in a rather yummy sounding ginger, honey and soy marinade.
So, once I'd put the phone down I made a similar marinade without the ginger.
It was about 1tbs olive oil, 2tbs soy, 1tbs honey, a teaspoon of sugar and a dollop of chili sauce.
After marinading the salmon for about an hour, I wrapped each piece of salmon in it's own foil parcel and sliced some red onion, a piece of lemon and added some chopped parsley.
Then I topped with cubed feta and spooned about 1 teaspoon of the marinade over and baked in the oven for about 15 minutes before opening the foil and cooking for about 5 minutes more.
When it came out of the oven it looked like this:
I then served it with some tabbouleh but I didn't put any mint in the tabbouleh coz I don't like it!