Wednesday, October 28, 2015

The Cottage Cooking Club ~ CCC ~ October 2015 offerings

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!

The following I did not get to make:
2. From the chapter of Hearty Salads:
Roasted parsnip, puy lentil and watercress salad (page 90) -
NOTE: Feel free to sub the watercress with rocket or other seasonal greens

3. From the chapter of Raw Assemblies:
Beetroot with walnuts and cumin (page 113) 
(but I do have the ingredients in the fridge and pantry)

8. From the chapter of Mezze & Tapas:
Oven-dried tomatoes (page 304) 
(I skipped this in the end becos of the long cooking time in the oven,
I wonder if I can use the dehydrator? )
but I did make these!
above: From the chapter of Comfort Food and Feasts:
Cauliflower and chickpea curry (page 27)

above: From the chapter of Store-Cupboard Suppers:
Basil and mozzarella tart (page 216) 

above:  From the chapter of Roast, Grill and Barbecue:
Grilled aubergines with chili and honey (page 340)

above: From the chapter of Hefty Soups:
Porotos granados (page 146) 

above: poached egg #1
above: poached egg #2
 above: From the chapter of Bready Things:
 Poached egg on toast (page 210) 

(made this twice!) DH approved!
above: From the chapter of Pasta and Rice:
Orecchiette with chickpeas and cavolo nero (page 261)
above: From the chapter of Side Dishes:
Garlic and caraway (fall) greens (page 372)

want the recipes?  go buy a copy of it!

My October reading list:
~ le fin ~
so hunting down ~ 1000 days in Tuscany and other titles
a delightful adult love story
I particularly am fond of the way she described the egg seller 
at the morning market!

so looking forward to read two other titles by her

just started on
Bonjour, Happiness! by Jamie Cat Callan


  1. Hi Emily, looks like you were busy in the kitchen this month, you really went to town. Love your photos and presentation. Another good month. Take care!

  2. Dear Emily, all seven dishes that you prepared this month look utterly delicious - I do hope that you and your husband enjoyed them all! Very colorful and pretty presentation - and I know that it is not always easy to present vegetable dishes but you did a marvelous job with all of them!
    Thank you kindly for participating again in The Cottage Cooking Club this month - we all appreciate your continued support and enthusiam!

  3. Hi Emily, Wow, you had quite a productive month and your dishes look wonderful! Hope you enjoyed them all! Great to see you on CCC!

  4. Emily, what a beautiful array of dishes. Everything looks so delicious but I'm particularly drawn to the eggplant dish with the grill marks - that one was a big hit with my family.

  5. You managed seven - I'm always so impressed at how many you make each month! And they all look wonderful. Isn't it nice when you get a request to repeat a recipe so soon? That's what happened at my house with the cauliflower and chickpea curry. :)

  6. You shouldn't dwell on the ones you didn't make. You made so many of this month's recipes. They all look great!

  7. Man, you are one of the super CCC bloggers this month. A blue ribbon, making 7 dishes. And, they all look delicious. Didn't you love the poached egg technique? I had made that before and several times after and always do it that way. Perfect and soft-yolked egg every time. I agree with Betsy, you should NOT dwell on what you didn't make. Kill me now if I dwelled on that. I just am looking at the recipes I didn't get to each month as opportunities for the future! Thank you for your "Moment" comments. I really enjoyed reading your and your husband's thoughts. And, if you want to make the chocolate cake in a cup in your oven, use self-rising flour and bake at 350 degrees (180 C) in a greased ovenproof cup for about 20 minutes. I have not read any of the books you suggested so I put them on my List. Thank you. Thank you.

  8. Wow, Emily! You did a lot this month! Looks like it was all pretty darned good, too!