I realised it's been quite some time since I've done a kitchen post. So here is some of the everyday food we've been enjoying of late. Still quite heavy on the comfort food, as Spring has been a little slow to arrive in these parts.
- Homemade ricotta - it was really supposed to be a batch of yoghurt in the slow cooker, but I left the milk heating for too long and scorched the edges so I stirred in a little vinegar and salt instead of yoghurt. It was the best tasting batch of made yet.
- Ricotta and jam on pikelets.
- Paprika braised chickpeas with kale served with rice and garlic mayonnaise from Matthew Evans' Winter on the Farm. I've been using this book a lot lately with our persistently cold nights.
- Porridge (soaked overnight) with dates, milk, yoghurt and maple syrup.
- Individual golden syrup and hazlenut puddings. Another one from Winter on the Farm. Good with cream.
- Broccoli, kale and rocket from the garden. Thank goodness for frost resistant rocket and kale that have supplied us with our salads all winter.
- Wholemeal spelt loaves.
- Garden salad with chopped boiled egg served with toasted homemade bread rubbed with garlic and drizzled with olive oil.
- Moroccan Spice rub for lamb. Very, very good served hot with a cold yoghurt and garlic sauce.
- Radish from the garden with sea salt and olive oil.
- Rocket pesto.
- Date, honey and Ginger Cake, also from Winter on the Farm.
- Also good served with ricotta and jam. In this cast Persian quince jam.
What's been cooking up in your kitchen?
Do you have any good recipes to share?
Any favourite cookbooks?
Has your cooking taken on a Spring like twist?
Wishing you all a very good day.