Wednesday, 5 November 2014

Mint overload

My mum gave her mint plants a radical haircut, and presented me with half a black garbage bag of mint stems!  Waste not, want not, so I have made (or am in the process of making):

Mint syrup (part 1), mint jelly  (9 jars)
 Dried mint (10 trays worth!) and about a litre of mint sauce

 
I guess it is lucky there is plenty of lamb in the freezer!

Sunday, 2 November 2014

They grow up so quickly

October 20th - hatched within 48 hrs

October 30th - first day out of the nest, still in the same tree

November 2nd - out and about with mum and dad

Monday, 13 October 2014

Fishy or fruity...or both?

Nigel Slater's mackrel with rhubarb and sherry vinegar. In a nutshell: pan fried mackerel served with oven baked rhubarb. The sherry vinegar comes into it at the end when you are rewarming the rhubarb in the pan before serving. Mine was a bit mushier than Nigel's, and didn't look pretty, but the taste combination was surprisingly good.

 

Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Chicken and corn soup

Lizzie's chicken and corn soup - love it. Her recipe calls for fresh corn, but it also works with frozen corn, albeit with a much shorter cooking time. This is my go-to lunch when I have leftover roast or poached chicken.


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