Friday, April 11, 2014

FFwD: Quiche Maraichère

Since I was getting my hands buttered, made two portions of the sweet tart recipe!

(one frozen for a sweet treat later!)
 
simple enough ingredients
yellow capsicum (instead of red), carrots and celery
all diced small
cooked to tender in a dollop of butter
 
custard was 1.5 eggs with cream, salt and pepper
(and the amount was perfect, not a drop less or more!)
but then again I did use an 8" not 9" tart pan.... ;)
 
cheddar on top ie after baking for 20mins
after another 10mins - gold!
 
with an all home grown green salad
(tossed into mixture of olive oil and balsamic vinegar)
arugula, sweet basil and mint leaves
but the cherry tomatoes are store bought
my tomato plant is still a toddler at the moment!
 
If I remember correctly, this is my first quiche?
tart shells I made a couple times before,
so pleased with myself on this recipe
its Super Delish!
 do check out the rest of group's results at:

Quiche Maraichère (p158) 


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Wednesday, April 9, 2014

CLAS, All Stars ~ Jamie Oliver's Shrimp with Chilli, Parsley, Ginger and Garlic on Toast

I had been wanting to make this for some time

and it was quick and easy for a weekday dinner


page 152 and 153

of Jamie Oliver's 'Happy Days with the Naked Chef'


 *olive oil
*thumb-sized piece of fresh ginger, peeled and finely chopped
*2 cloves of garlic, peeled and finely chopped
*1 fresh red chilli, deseeded and finely sliced
*5 medium raw tiger prawns, tails left on 
*1-2 limes, to taste
*1 hand full of homegrown arugula - roughly chopped
 (Jamie used flat leaf parsley)
*salt and black pepper to taste
*half a focacia bread - sliced into two layers
i
into a my heated cast iron pan
a big splash of olive oil
dump into the hot olive oil - the ginger, garlic, chilli and shrimp
fry for 3 mins
turn the heat down
squeeze in the juice of 1or2 limes
add the chopped greens
add a small splash of olive oil
toss over and turn off the heat
season to taste
pour over toasted bread





I'm linking this post to Cook Like A Star, All-Stars Anniversary Party, hosted by Zoe of Bake For Happy KidsMich of Piece of Cake and Joyce of Kitchen Flavours.

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CLAS, All Stars ~ Jamie Oliver's Chickpea and Leek Soup

From Jamie's The Naked Chef Series
a quick and easy
soup to rustle up during the week




page 21 of Jamie Oliver 'The Naked Chef'

I used canned chickpeas so the prep and cooking is
so much shorter and easy,
but if you are not using canned beans, 
Jamie has laid out the hows and dos to cooking pulses 
from scratch on page 157 in the same book

my adaptation:

*1 can of chickpeas, rinsed and drained well
*two smallish potatoes, washed, peeled and diced
*two cloves of garlic, finely sliced
*3 leeks, green parts only - wash well and sliced finely
*knob of butter
*I used water
*salt and pepper to taste
*cheddar cheese
how to:
in a heated pan - throw in the knob of butter
add the leeks, potato and garlic
cook till tender
add the water, cook for another 5 mins
add the chickpeas, cook for 10 mins
season with salt and pepper
using a masher, I mash the contents slightly in the pot
crumbled some cheese into the pot
garnish with chopped spring onions
YUMMS!
I'm linking this post to Cook Like A Star, All-Stars Anniversary Party, hosted by Zoe of Bake For Happy KidsMich of Piece of Cake and Joyce of Kitchen Flavours.

Wanna cook or bake like Donna Hay, Barefoot Contessa, Jamie Oliver, Masterchef, Martha Stewart, Delia Smith, Curtis Stone, Nigella Lawson, Ree Drummond and Bill Granger? To join, simply cook or bake any recipe from their websites or cookbooks and link with us at this Zoe's, this Joyce's or this Mich's post for the whole of March and April 2014.

Homecooking Ala Emily's style!

some dishes I made over the last week or so...
above:  twice cooked potatoes (par-boiled and pan fried)
with chicken thigh with duo color mini bell peppers, peas, sweet basil,
onions, garlic and most important - Worcestershire sauce!
above: Hainanese chicken chop with onions, peas, carrots and
Worcestershire sauce!

 

above: 10 grains organic rice (with ginko nuts even!) accompanied by
cherry tomatoes drizzled with soy and made in a jiffy - 
two egg omelette with onions and mint leaves




Friday, April 4, 2014

FFwD ~ Visitandine

This Friday's recipe from
Dorie's Around My French Table
is one with a lot of history
which you can read about if you visit the blogs
of my fellow Doristas
(I will not tell you which, but have fun visiting them H.E.R.E.!! 
above:  I have to half the recipe cos there were only 4 eggs left
and my DH needs two the next day for his breakfast
(the things we do for our other half) 
and whipped up the simple ingredients
egg whites, sugar, flour, melted butter,
a pinch of salt and vanilla (which I forgot)
all by hand and baked my miniatures for 18 mins! 
 we had just polish off our batch of fresh berries
so it was frozen strawberries in natural (real) maple syrup
and balsamic vinegar
 and for the three Madeleines 
 I dusted them with cocoa and icing powders
 and for the first time, I wish there were more cake to eat!
 do check out the rest of group's results at:
page 436

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