Yes! We love home made pizza and today Rufus said “pizza” for the first time!
Update.. We had pizza for adults later too…
This is a challenging gluten and dairy free product. Just arrived at Sheldon Square. I predict it will be phased out quite quickly. It looks like a pimped version of Chinese congee, and contains: quinoa, amaranth, flax seeds, chia, whole oats and organic coconut water. I found it hard to eat, extremely worthy and not very tasty. Here’s a picture:
A firm favourite. Prep by Nicky, finishing by Martin. A reasonable rendition of this dish. Pasta a bit soggy. Plus Nicky made me keep some back for my lunch tomorrow, so I finished dinner a little bit hungry..
Cooked by Nicky.
We are getting a lot of leeks in the veg box which I suppose is what seasonal eating, and Riverford’s preference for local or low-food-mile produce, gives you. So we need to love leeks.
In this dish, the leeks, courgettes (also Riverford) and frozen peas were braised deliciously in white wine and made a lovely Sunday dinner after a lunch at Zizzi’s in Covent Garden. The slight let down was the giant couscous, which tasted stale.
Leeks and courgettes gently softened and sweated in butter and olive oil, seasoned with salt and pepper, white wine added and braised for a while. Frozen peas added too.
Lovingly crafted by Nicky. Quinoa with hard boiled egg, spring onions and salad leaves. Tasty!
Bombe for dessert – last taste of panettone for another year…
Seb announced as I was reheating the bolognese sauce and cooking pasta, that he didn’t like spaghetti bolognese. So I decided to pimp dinner and serve the pasta, bolognese and a salad (using the oil and vinegar mum n dad gave us for Xmas), ‘family style’. I did a jug of iced water with floating clementine slices to add to the ceremony of the proceedings.
As expected, when Seb served himself, he found the bolognese delicious and ate a lot of it.
I especially enjoyed it because it made a family meal feel special – good food (if basic) and making a proper family event of having dinner together.
Following it up with Nicky’s semifreddo – a Jamie Oliver recipe using Marathon bars – made it an awesome fully rounded memorable New Years Day meal. Without hours of slaving to make something fancy…
4 dinners of spag Bol
3 dinners of chilli men sauce
4 lunches of leek and sweet potato soup
All made yesterday in a massive cookathon that lasted 3 hours. Good to keep the freezer stocked up!
In a strange pre-Christmas leftovers preview, we ate leftover turkey from Community Cafe’s Christmas lunch on Wednesday, with bubble and squeak – Brussels sprouts, carrots and peas from the Cafe, integrated into fresh mashed potato. Delicious Saturday night dinner!
Delicious combination. Steam and slice the cavalo nero finely.. Add almonds. Dressing is made of orange juice (plenty), lemon juice, olive oil, salt and pepper. Would have been nice with some tangy feta. We ate it with steak.
Inspired by something I ate in the Czech republic in 1996. Sounds weird but tastes delicious.
Butterfly the chicken breast, slide in slices of nectarine, slices of cheese and some Parma ham. Put some cheese and ham on top and bake in oven at 200 for 20-25 mins until golden. Don’t be afraid to put in plenty of nectarine. Or peach.