Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Meals inspired by fellow food bloggers and celebrity chefs!

I do love stuff-on-toast
and this here is an up-market recipe
'croque forestier'

rather pleased with myself on the perfect bechamel sauce
The above potato crisps were my 2nd attempt 
and served naturel ie saltless and herbless.
and that plate below was the 1st attempt
complete with rosemary salt
which I find a bit too salty (I might blame my heavy hand)
salmon spread using sour cream (instead of heavy cream)
squid ink pasta
tossed in sauteed onions, sweet peppers, anchovy,
thyme, basil and peas in olive oil
moisten with spoonfuls of pasta cooking water
(inspired by Gordon Ramsay)

Sunday, September 27, 2015

CCC ~ September 2015 ~ make-up month

Much thanks and appreciation to 
for organizing this cook-along-with-Hugh!
And if you are keen to join our group
check it out HERE!
and join up!

September is another month solely for catch-up / make-up
past recipes one missed the first time around
I choose to complete the four recipes I did not make in August!
and here they are:
Above: Tomato and mozzarella risotto ~ Page 272
I paired the risotto with the stuffed peppers
Above: Stuffed peppers with new potatoes, feta and pesto ~ pg 349
And here is another dinner pairing:
crunchy - best eaten immediately after exit from oven!
Above: Cheat's cauliflower cheese - pg 378
Above: Spelt (barley) salad with squash and fennel ~ pgs 72-73
DH enjoyed both dinners and asked for a repeat of the barley salad!
want the recipes?  go buy a copy of it!

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Hungry for Salisbury steak with mushroom gravy!

Inspired by lemonythyme's 
it was rather late at night (my dinner!)
so I skipped the mash and opted for peas!
Salisbury steak with mushroom sauce and peas
I used baby portobello mushrooms
and love love the flavors!
Enjoyed process of making-the-sauce!


and I found another great looking recipe for