Friday, April 28, 2017

The Country Cooking Club ~ April 2017 Roundup!

It is time for a roundup of delicious meals I made

headed by our lovely leader
We ate well in the month of April!
starting early with:
Celery root (I used jicama) Waldorf Salad
Very sweet jicama cut into sticks, granny smith apple cut into sticks,
one inner stalk of celery cut on a diagonal - thinly, toasted walnuts
and mixed with a tablespoon of mayo - nothing else
ie skipped the raisins, skipped the orange juice and salt & pepper!
Celery root Waldorf salad - recipe from pages 282-283
Leftover pork with fennel and new potatoes
(basically you can use any leftover meats)
from pages 212-213
So happened that I came across a pot of healthy looking chervil
the other day and finally managed to make this salad.
The next time, I shall grate the carrots, the way hubby likes them!
Happy to report that the re-potted chervil plant is doing well!
Carrot, orange and chervil salad, recipe from pages 284-285
A quick and easy lunch for one
(psst - my lunch was three servings of the above) LOL
and a large mug of Vietnamese coffee, black!
Of course, with splashes of tobasco!
recipe from pages 58-59
Shredded red cabbage, slightly cooked (I boiled, with skin on) beets,
toasted walnuts, (sans the raisins - cos hubby dislikes them),
olive oil, cider vinegar, pomegranate molasses instead of honey,
sea salt and freshly ground black pepper 
Purple slaw from pages 122-123
Firstly the bechamel sauce with two cheeses,
then steamed cauliflower
mixed well the two together, topped with cheddar and
roasted for 25 mins. I served this as a side to a chicken main
recipe from pages 322-323 
Spicy yogurt marinade for chicken,
recipe from page 204
Hugh Fernley-Whittingstall's River Cottage Every Day


Cheri Savory Spoon said...

Hi Emily, looks like you were very busy this month, great food selections, everything looks amazing!

Andrea_TheKitchenLioness said...

Dear Emily, I must say that looking at all of your lovely pictures I do get hungry again - although I did enjoy an early lunch today. Everything looks delicious, sounds very tempting and makes me want to run into the kitchen to get cooking from Hugh´s books again!
Thank you for a great post, helpful comments and suggestions!
See you very soon my friend!

Peggy Gilbey McMackin said...

Hi Emily, your dishes all look and sound lovely and the combined ingredients. The recipes provide for flexibility as well if you want to add in or leave out any items not fancied by household members. See you soon and Take Care

Teresa said...

You made some great choices, Emily! I'm curious about the yogurt marinade, particularly.