Hello, everyone. This is one of the three bean-themed recipes I made when we had our glut of beans. I really wanted to post it since I know next year, when we are in bean glut, I will have no idea where to find it. One of the other recipes is on a similar vein but it has more ingredients. This one is dead simple and tasted just as good.
This is a great recipe. I first tasted it when our friends, Steve and Al, came to stay. They made it for us one night and it was so good I asked them for the recipe.
Basque chicken, in its many guises, is a traditional dish from the border regions of Spain and South Western France. It is an easy one-pan dish (which I love) and extremely tasty. If you don’t have a favourite version, do give this one a go. You won’t be disappointed. It is easy enough for an every day meal and special enough for guests.
Today’s recipe is not something I would normally make but we are going to Great Britain at the end of next month and I am determined to clear the freezer of all meat. In the freezer were two ham hocks that I bought last winter, obviously intending to make pea and ham soup – my favourite soup – but, clearly, I didn’t get around to it. Continue reading
OMG, it is summer. I have been neglecting this blog big time. I still intend writing posts but never seem to get around to actually doing it. Maybe this post will be the start of a flurry of activity. I really don’t have any excuses. It is just that I have been writing this blog for nearly 7 years and wonder whether anyone really cares whether I write a post or not. Are blogs still popular? I don’t even know that.
Another reason for my lack of activity is we haven’t been cooking many new things lately… but last week we did. We had two nice Asian-style salads in anticipation of summer. And this recipe, in particular, was very nice. It was so delightful, in fact, that I decided to made a grand effort and take a photo of it. Continue reading
Geez, you wouldn’t know that this is a food blog, would you? I have really lost my cooking mojo of late. Essentially, we have primarily been focusing on tried and true recipes that have already featured on this blog. We have tried a few new recipes and I have even snapped photos of them but, to be honest, they weren’t stand outs so I didn’t bother preparing a post. Continue reading
Shane Delia, in the preamble to this recipe, says it is all about the pastry and I think he is right. It is very light and flaky. Continue reading
We had a few friends around to dinner last night and I decided to try Shane Delia’s signature dish – 12 hour roast lamb. Continue reading