Tagged: homemade

Spring Lunches

Grilled Goats Cheese Bruschetta

Bank Holiday Weekend is a mere day away! and it’s only bloody picnic weather!
This is perfect for a little Alfresco Petit Déjeuner.

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I N G R E D I E N T S

1 x Ciabbatta
1 x wheel of your favourite chees
1 x Jar of my red onion & chilli chutney
3 of your loveliest pals

Super Super Simple
& it looks pretty

1st of all you need to make the red onion chutney
I always have a little jar of this stashed away – because it is my favourite thing ever!
I have it in sandwiches, or with cheese boards. I chuck some in with gravy and have it with sausages and mash too – super versatile, and really effortless to make too!

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(Recap on how here)

1-2 Red Onions
Spoonful of Sugar
Dash of Balsamic
Dash of Red Wine
Salt
Pepper
Red Chilli (Optional)

Let this cool and then keep in a jar, I’m not sure how long this will last you for, because mine never sticks around that long! but I’m guessing a good month or so!

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Then pick up some of your favourite cheese from the market,

Grill your Ciabatta bread for a minute, and then top with the chutney and goats cheese
put under the grill until everything gets a little bit gooey.

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Serve with Pear & Walnut Salad

&Thats it! Promise!
Really quick and satisfyingly decadent lunch!

Enjoy the long weekend

stmr

Spring Lunches

Homemade Salmon Fishcakes
Serves Two

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I N G R E D I E N T S

1-2 Salmon Fillets
1-2 Potatoes – Mashed and cooled
Salt & Pepper
Chilli Flakes
Nice Chunk of Ginger
2 Garlic Cloves
Coriander
Soy Sauce
Sweet Chilli Sauce

with/
Flour
Egg & Milk Mixture

First of all boil some potatoes and mash them with a little salt and pepper
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Having still not gotten my s**t together after moving house
– it only occurred to me I don’t have a masher when it was too late!
But that’s ok – handy fork

At the same time as your boiling potatoes
-Mix together a little oil, salt, pepper, ginger, chilli flakes, sweet chilli sauce, and garlic with a dash of soy sauce!
then pour over the salmon and put in the oven for about 10 minutes.

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Once the salmon is cooked -Flake it all up and mix in with the potato, taste and season to your liking!
i added more chilli and lots of coriander at this point!

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then make into small balls, and squish into flat rounds (like little burgers)
and then i dipped them in flour, egg the flour for a good coating! it gives a really good crunchy outside.

Next put a tiny bit of oil in a pan on the stove

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they don’t take long! maybe 1.5minutes on each side

I quickly made a simple salad sprinkled in a soy dressing and chilli’s

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and serve immediately with a bottle of Tiger beers or white wine.

This really is the perfect lunch for a spring weekend and i definitely plan on doing this a lot over the next few months!

so quick to do and with lots of guests booked in this is a great go-to-recipe!

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Night in, Goulash!

 COLD DAY DINNER DATE

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Berlin was a trip full of amazing food, but my favourite meal was at the fantasticly rustic
Max & Moritz in the Student District.
(sort of wedged between some trendy bars and Turkish kebab shops was this beautiful little restaurant)

Dinner there was incredible, I had some life changing Goulash and Crispy dumplings
(I never thought I’d call Goulash “life changing”)

 and with an awesome 3 piece folk band rocking up half way through it was a night to remember!
Or not, after consuming 3 bottles of red wine….

So here is my take on the rich comfort food of Central Europe, eaten and enjoyed with a glass of red wine for a lazy late afternoon feast!

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I N G R E D I E N T S

Diced Beef
Red Onion
Garlic
Chorizo
Beef Stock
Tinned Tomatoes
Paprika
Salt & Pepper

Selection of Veggies:
Celery
Carrots
Courgettes
Cherry Tomatoes
(but basically anything else in your fridge)

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Dice all the ingredients up and chuck them in a crock pot with a little oil
brown the meat slightly, and add in the salt, pepper, paprika and let it cook together for a few minutes.

then its a simple as chucking in the tomatoes and your stock,
putting the lid on, and transfer to the oven on a medium heat for an hour or two.

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(the longer you leave it the more tender the meat will be and the more delicious your goulash)

To go with the Goulash, it is traditionally noodle dumplings,
but in my version – amazing smashed & roasted baby potatoes in a crispy garlic coating

Simple
Bring Baby potatoes to the boil with a little salt
and when they are semi-soft drain and squash them!

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sprinkle them in oil, a little flour and garlic salt
& roast until crispy!

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Leave the lid of the goulash for the last 10 minutes to give it a nice colour on the top and serve with glass Red wine.

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ENJOY

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A FRESH START

I’m back!

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After 4 long months of complete blogging darkness I am finally back
&I think I have some explaining to do!

First of all an apology to you my lovely readers!
&Then a big Thank You!
I have had lots of lovely new subscribers over the last few quiet months
so that’s bloody lovely – nice to meet you all!

but between getting a new job in London, & travelling around Europe for a bit

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and moving in a new home

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I have been a crazy busy lady
& something had to give,

…so sadly Sausage Tarts &Marmalade Rolls has been in hibernation!

But I’m back now, and I hope all is forgiven!
I have been cooking more than ever
and looking forward to sharing some new recipes with you,
as well as a new home, and new projects!

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CAMPER JAM

Foodie Pen Pal

I was absolutely so relieved to get this beautiful box of presents in the post!

Anna, who makes beautiful homemade Jam, is starting up her own business,
raising her lovely little family and does all this with MS..
What an inspiration!

She has sent me such a wonderful selection of what she does in spectacular fashion.
As well as sending me some smoked cashews, which wow – are blow-your-mind good
and a whole smoke garlic bulb

B E A U T I F U L

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they just get better and better!

I will be getting to work over the weekend making a mixture of
TREATS & TARTS
with this beautiful selection of jams

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I’ll be making lemon tarts with Anna’s homemade Lemon Curd

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The Rose Petal Jam is going to go perfectly with my scones, tea & clotted cream afternoon

& The Rhubard & Ginger Jam is going straight into my miniature Victoria Sponges for a bit of a twist!

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SO A BIG THANK YOU TO ANNA’S HOMEMADE CAMPER JAMS
MY LOVELY PRESENTS.

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Foodie Pen Pals

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I’ve joined the wonderful world of Food Pen Pals.

I absolutely L O V E this idea, it’s a fantastic way to “meet” & interact with other food bloggers, (& blog lovers) all over Europe! I found more about FoodPenPals at RockSalts & The Lean Beans Blogs

My foodie-parcle was sent off to the lovely StylishLondonLiving & mine was a personal handmade pot of Peanut Butter, with some Sausage Tarts &Marmalade Rolls packaging – which you can find out how I made in the next few days when I put the post up! And then I used the homemade peanut butter in my guilty pleasure recipe from Lorraine Pascale “the peanut butter squares”, I added Chilli Chocolate to the top for a little twist! Naughty & so good. I also wrote her the recipe so she could recreate it for herself, Fingers Crossed she got it in one piece :S

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And for my first month participating in Foodiepenpals I have loved it!
Read what StylishLivingLondon thought of my parcel here:

http://www.stylishlondonliving.co.uk/foodie-penpal-april

I’ve received a lovely #foodiepenpals package all the way from Lanzarote from Nina over at Spencers Arc

Nina, Your parcel has definitely brought the weather with it!
I sat in the garden and opened it when it arrived with a glass of wine,
This is what I had in my parcel :

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My Lovely Cypriot Delivery!

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LAVA?! Somebody send suggestions…

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Shortly after these were demolished with a big cup of coffee!

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Cannot wait to use my aromatic salt!
I think I’ll go to the fish market and pick up some whole seabass, this salt will be perfect for that!

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Fudge, the cat, was particular turned on by the Cilantro Sauce herbs; don’t blame him!


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I am really excited to try the Lava?!
If anybody has any recommendation for me on how to use this them please leave me a message!

Thank You Very Much to Spencers Arc for my wonderful parcel

I can’t wait for next month already!

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