…..A very merry Christmas…..from my house…..
….And a peaceful and perfect New Year.
Join me for a festive tipple….
…..A slice of Christmas Cake….(Delia Smith’s Classic Christmas Cake)…
….And a Frangipane mince pie (Recipe from Nigella Lawson’s ‘How to be a Domestic Goddess’)….
See you in 2012.
For a brand new Year!
….Do join in if you like, I think this could be fun.
|Nigella’s Bang Bang Turkey salad
This salad has the most amazing peanutty sauce, reminiscent of satay, I think it’s my most favourite salad ever! I made it when I fist bought Nigella Lawson’s book ‘Feast’, which has remained my most loved cookbook of all time.
|Black Bean Salad
It’s the colours that make me love this photo, that and the fact that you can feel it doing you good almost just by looking at the screen – think of all those vitamins, minerals and anti-oxidants, it’s just bursting with them!
|Carine Goren’s Dreamy Creamy vanilla cupcakes
I really like the candle light on this photo, just so pretty.
You can read about these fab cupcakes HERE.
|Simple Bruschette from Nigella Express
That photo reminds me of Summer. Full stop.
I like the natural daylight on this one…….
|Cream cheese peppermint brownies
….And the ‘reach out and grab me’ quality of Carine Goren’s cinnamon rolls.
The recipe is HERE.
|Yummy cinnamon rolls
Have you all met Coco, The Burlesque Wonder cake????
|Coco in all her glory!
…Crayfish and avocado salad from Nigella’s ‘Express’ book.
|Crayfish and avocado salad
Nigella’s lemon puddings from her ‘Nigellapp’.
|Little lemon puddings
And finally……Jamie Oliver’s Yorkshire puds….
|Jamie O’s Yorkshire puds
…Hope you enjoyed looking at those.
Do join in, I’d love to see yours!!
Can’t believe I posted about my sweet chilli chicken and then forgot to post the recipe for it!
Apologies readers, I have now amended it.
I firmly believe there are no co-incidences in this world we live in, I believe God sets up his plans in the way that he wishes, puts us on the same frequency as the other main players in the drama, and then watches as we act things out, become ourselves and learn life lessons.
I’m chilling today, it’s like my body’s saying ‘Sit down, just SIT DOWN, do NOTHING, no housework, no work, no cooking! Just RELAX’.
So, I’m sitting here with the laptop on my knees (warming me up from the heat it emits!) when I decide to look through my food photographs and sort them out… and I come across a cake I made in remembrance of a foodie friend of ours, Lorraine (Pistachio) that passed away three years ago and next to the cake, another photograph of an Indonesian chicken recipe which was hers.
Then it suddenly comes to mind, which month was it when this strong-willed, independent, Warrior Queen of ours passed away? Could it have been November? Early November? I believe it was.
So Thank You God! (Or ‘The Universe’ if you prefer) for bringing our friend Pistachio to mind. For willing me to think of her today.
I hope you’ll join with me for a few moments in remembering our foodie blogger friend.
Pistachio En La Cocina
Rosemary for Remembrance
Remembrance cake for Pi
Pistachio’s Indonesian Chicken
You can find the recipe here
Rest in Peace dear Lorraine and know that you are remembered.
Thank you so much to ‘Autumn’ for being my 100th follower!
And a big Thank you to all my other followers and readers.
your comments, help and advice are what keep me blogging.
Yesterday I made vine leaves stuffed with a minced meat, rice, tomato and onion mixture. An old family recipe that we grew up with, back in the days when people looked at us with horrified faces when we told them, yes, you are eating LEAVES!
Ha ha, how times have changed…..back then, the only place we could get olive oil was in a small glass bottle from the Chemist!
If you’d like to see my step-by-step guide to stuffing vine leaves, HERE it is!
Even the title of this blog lets you know that you’re in for a wonderful treat by delving into it’s pages.
Sarah-Nicole is an articulate, creative and gutsy Puerto Rican New Yorker who has a huge passion for food and the written word.
I enjoy reading Sarah’s blog immensely and as such felt really touched and honoured when she asked me to contribute a little piece towards it.
The Hankering Palate.
In her own words:
“you are very much like me: You are English and Cypriot with a love for American trashy food and I am Puerto Rican (a US Commonwealth, but it has its own culture and ideals) and American with a love for English foods”.
The world has become a much smaller place don’t you think?
we can make friends and come to know people we have never met in the flesh and become part of their worlds.
Thank you Sarah-Nicole for a great series! I enjoyed reading it so much.
Do check it out!
My friend Kate is a teacher who currently lives in Brunei on the island of Borneo.
Kate has a lovely blog, she writes very well and takes really great photos! Kate is a food-lover too and it’s been great reading all about her travels and the food she eats on her globe-travelling. When I read her posts I feel like I’m there with her.
Kate’s blog – It’s the Norm
Kate has set up a photographic challenge for the month of March. Basically Kate has a list of titles for photographs, 16 of them and our challenge is to take photographs to match the titles. Here’s the list:
4. A game
I am entering this challenge (though I’m not quite sure I’ll finish it as some of the titles seem to be quite a challenge, very apt!) I even have a folder on my pc to save the photographs entitled ‘Kate’s challenge!
Do feel that you can join in if you like photography, you can even take the photographs on your phone if you like.
When you’ve finished just let Kate know on her blog post ‘March memories – A photographic challenge’.
Oh and could you let me know too?? I’d love to see!! Will post my pics after the end of this Month!