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  • Simple Pea Soup

    As mentioned in Day 38 of The Challenge This can be vegetarian, as this was, or with ham and bacon, but either way it's tasty and satisfying, while also being easy and quick to assemble. Ingredients: 2 c peas 1 tbsp olive oil 2 onions, chopped 4 potatoes, chopped 2 carrots chopped. 2 tbsp lemon Salt and pepper to taste 1) Sauté onions in oil in a saucepan. Add potatoes and carrots and sauté for a minute longer, then add the peas and enough water to cover the veg. 2) Bring to a simmer and cook until the potatoes and carrots are tender. Blitz to desired smoothness. 3) Serve into bowls and drizzle the lemon juice over the top and season as desired. Simple and satisfying especially served with crusty bread and some cheese.

  • Rose Petal Risotto

    I wanted to play around with using fresh rose petals and thought a risotto might be a way of playing around with the flavours. It didn't come out quite as well as I had hoped, and the rose flavour was fainter than I had intended, but it was a tasty dinner and an interesting experiment, so I thought it worth sharing. Interestingly, the flavours came out more once I added some honey. Ingredients: 3 tbsp olive oil 1 onion, chopped 1 sweet potato, chopped 3 c fresh rose petals, mostly yellow 1 1/2 c Arborio rice 3/4 c whey 2 1/2 c rosé wine 1 c parmesan 1 tbsp honey 1) Heat 2 tbsp of oil in a saucepan and add the Arborio rice. Sauté until translucent then add the whey. Cook over medium-low heat, stirring frequently. 2) Meantime, heat the remaining oil in a frying pan and sauté onion until translucent. Add sweet potato and cook until tender. 3) Gradually add the rosé to the rice as the liquid is absorbed, and continue stirring. 4) When sweet potatoes are tender and just beginning to brown, add rose petals and cook, stirring, until they wilt. Set aside. 5) When the liquid has been absorbed into the rice and it is tender, add parmesan and stir in. Add honey and then vegetables. Serve hot. This one had mixed results. It may be that the combined whey and rosé were too acidic. Or it may be that the parmesan was too strong a flavour for the poor rose petals. Either way, initially, it was a little disappointing. Once we added the honey, it tasted nice, but not spectacular and the rose flavour was not very strong. I'd like to try rose petals in a water-based infusion next as they don't seem to be very lipophilic. In neither the oil nor the milk have they given up particularly strong flavours when fresh. Still a tasty dinner though, and as far as failures go, very definitely edible, although not what I had been aiming for.

  • Hoppin' John

    I am always delighted when he decides to make it again, and it is too good not to share.

  • Chocolate and Christmas Spice Cookies

    Definitely best had hot, but they were still good the couple of days afterwards too!

  • Scotch Quail Eggs

    I went looking for spicing inspiration in Food DIY by Tim Hayward, which I discovered was a good choice Place a quail egg in the centre and fold the meat around the egg and pinch it shut. 5) Roll the ball

  • Rose Cake

    I've been playing around with the idea of making a rose cake for a while so I decided that now was a good The Genoese sponge version was good, but drier and had even less of a rose flavour.

  • Golden Milk, 2 Variants

    It is warm and comforting and hot milk has a soporific effect.

  • Chicken and Waffles

    As far as I have always been concerned, waffles are a breakfast food (or at a push, a breakfast-for-dinner food). Beat the egg whites to stiff peaks then fold them gently into the batter.

  • Pumpkin Muffins

    Some I am cooking with now, for tasty, warming autumnal foods, while others I am roasting and then freezing this roasted pumpkin purée, I decided to make more muffins - still in a bid to stock up on breakfast foods

  • Spiced Rice Pudding

    As mentioned in Day 48 of The Challenge This is very definitely a comfort food. It is also very easy to vary the flavouring depending on what you are in the mood for by changing what

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