Cannelloni with spinach and ricotta

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Sorry there haven’t been many posts of late.  I haven’t been feeling like cooking for one reason or the other, the latest being, I have a bloody head cold.  Waking up every morning with a headache is quite wearing.  As a result of my lack of enthusiasm for cooking, we have been eating meat and three veg more often than not. Continue reading

Roasted sweet potato with pecans and maple syrup

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Both Maus and I have the dreaded lurgy.  I am only a wee bit poorly but Maus has it bad.

When Maus is sick, she doesn’t feel hungry and, therefore, doesn’t eat.  I eat whether I am sick or not.  That is one reason why Maus is skinny and I am not 😦  Because of the above, I haven’t cooked much this week.  In fact, this is the only dish I have made.  Cooking for one is no fun. Continue reading

Roasted tomatoes with rosewater

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This month, the Cookbook Guru’s feature cookbook is The Food of Morocco, by Paula Wolfert.  Paula Wolfert is an acclaimed American cookbook author who specialises in Mediterranean cooking.

Scan-150228-0002The Food of Morocco is her latest book.  It is an expanded version of her 1973 book, Couscous and Other Good Food from Morocco, a book which is still in print after 40 years.  If you have this book or can get it from your local library, why not join in?  Just make a recipe from the book, write a post and then send a link to the post to Leah, alias the Cookbook Guru.  Leah will then reblog your post on The Cookbook Guru site.

I was keen to post this recipe, asap, because I know many people currently have tomatoes galore and slow roasted tomatoes are the best way I know of preparing them.  Even if you don’t have a vegie patch, tomatoes are very cheap at the moment.  Roasted tomatoes freeze very well so it is a great way of preserving some for later in the season. Continue reading

Baby spinach salad with dates & almonds

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I know I am going through an Ottolenghi stage (and there is more to come) but don’t worry, it won’t last.  I go through stages all the time.  This is the salad recipe I have been wanting to post for ages.  At first I didn’t like the photo, then I thought, “Too much Ottolenghi”  and then I thought, “What the hell!”  This is a great salad, light and simple: just as a salad should be.  I have made it three times in the last month so it must be good. Continue reading

Crunchy Nut Terrine

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If you are like me, and have a sense of dread when you know a vegetarian is coming to dinner, this recipe could be for you.  I am afraid I am not very imaginative when it comes to vegetarian meals.  My imagination goes as far as pizza, quiche or pasta but then it conks out and it all gets a bit hard. Continue reading