Monday, 25 April 2011

Reminder - Imbolc

I saw a recipe in The Restaurant Magazine for a cocktail created for the Imbolc festival in Marsden, which takes place in the early part of the year. Here it is, so that I can remember it for next year when I hope to go:

Shake the following ingredients with ice:

Triple Sec
Lemon Juice

Wednesday, 20 April 2011

The Last Meal

What would you choose as your last meal? Please add your comments, I would love to hear them.
I think I would have celery baked in cream with cheese on top. I made some last week. It was the perfect balance of salt and sweet, rich and clean. And unlike in this picture, I wouldn't leave a single scrap.

Here are the answers I have got so far:

"A buffet with Thai food, sushi rolls with avocado, mini-burritos and mezze."
"A plate of something sour and dry, if I was to be executed."
"Spam fritter and chips from the chip shop."

Tuesday, 5 April 2011

Food: The Musical

My friend Jackie is discovering vegetables, I think, for the first time in her life. She has been making soup with them and has recommended tracks to listen to whilst making them. Why don't more recipes come with recommended listening?

  • Carrot and Coriander Soup (suggested backing track: My Sharona, The Knack)
  • Roasted Red Pepper and Courgette Chunky Soup (suggested backing track: Rock Lobster, B52s)
  • Garlicky Vegetable soup (suggested backing track: America from West Side Story)
  • Sweet Beetroot Soup (suggested backing track: 99 Red Balloons, Nina Hagen)