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  • Refreshing Whey Drink - or Homemade Rivella

    Book Pairing: When making this, I was listening to Doctor Zhivago on Audible. about it over the years, mainly about how great it was, and even had a friend named after Lara in the book

  • Carrot Top Pesto

    Needing to clear it off the counter before cooking Thanksgiving dinner, the cleaned greens went in the Book Pairing: When I first made the Proto-Pesto, I was listening to the Bayou Trilogy by Daniel Woodrell I didn't really think about it while cooking yesterday (there was rather a lot else going on), but reflecting back now, the difference in tone in these two books is striking.

  • Grapefruit and Prune Cookies

    Book Pairing: While baking these I was listening to Dante's Inferno. The verse nature of the book does well in audio version but the downfall of the medium is that I don't

  • Roasted Aubergine Soup with a modified Nettle Harissa

    soft and translucent. 3) Add the aubergine and the remaining soup ingredients except the cheese and cook On a different note, I noticed recently that all of my cooking happens either while wrangling Little It took me a second to place it, but then I realised that it was from WS Maugham's The Painted Veil which older posts and for a fair number of the recipes I could effortlessly conjure up which part of which book It's been a while since my last crime book and I thoroughly enjoyed it!

  • Chicken Salad with a Rosehip Vinegar Mayo

    It took a while but I finally got around to it. And I'm glad I did, too. Recipe Cook Time: approx. 1 hour -- Portions: 4-6 -- Cooking Level: Easy Ingredients: for the mayo: 1 Book Pairing: While mixing the mayo, I was listening to Adam Kay's This is Going to Hurt, all about his quite different, but many experiences resonated, from idiots in A&E, especially on a Friday night (looking

  • Rabbit Stew with a Glühwein Twist

    With a friend coming to visit during the course of the week, I decided to cook the rabbit for dinner. Previously, on the few occasions that I've cooked or eaten rabbit at home, it's been buried in ratatouille and slow-cooked. Book Pairing: Making this, as Little Bit napped, I was listening to A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens Candles, friends and good food (with some good books thrown in) do really make life - and Christmas-time

  • Spinach and Mozzarella Baked Apple and Potato Gnocchi

    gnocchi are a bit of a labour of love to make, as it does take a little while to roll them out and cook Recipe Cook Time: approx 2 hours -- Portions: 4 -- Cooking difficulty: Medium Ingredients: 3 c potatoes baking dish once the onions and garlic were fragrant to allow it to melt while the gnocchi finished cooking it took a little while in the making, but was quick and easy to serve up. and wash up afterwards. (I blanch mine and keep them in the freezer until I'm ready to use them) Book pairing: With cold dark

  • Cream Cheese - A Lesson in Failure

    It wasn't, I followed the steps I had followed before, still working from the same cheese-making book

  • Croûte aux Chanterelles

    Cook for about 5-8 minutes, allowing the liquid to cook off, then add remaining ingredients. Cook for a further 5 minutes. 3) Spoon mushroom sauce over bread. Book Pairing: In case you are not familiar with it or missed it, there is a quote from Dr Seuss's Sleep Book above.

  • Jerk (ish) Cardamom Mango

    One of the next recipes in the book was for sweet cardamom mango. I liked the idea, but instead of sticking with the recipe and having it for dessert, I took the idea Add the ingredients, and stir, cooking until combined and mango is beginning to caramelise, about 8-10 except with Little Bit, who, having said he was excited, decided he didn't like coconut, chicken or cooked

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