I bloody love gravadlax and have it far too rarely. Similarly pancakes, dry fruit salad, roll mop herrings – all these kinds of foods related to a specific time of year go unloved for the remaining 11 months, when in fact they would make mealtimes more exciting, and break up my usual go-to foodstuffs. Anyway, […]
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It was with trepidation that I started this challenge. There was a lot of ‘Oh Dave, what are you doing to me? Why would I make processed cheese? This sounds a bit too chemically and sciencey for me. I just like good solid meal’. But THEN I thought ‘well I suppose I am meant to […]
And yet again it’s been a really long time. SIX months in fact – that this coincides with the length of time I’ve been in my new job kind of tells you how the transition has been. So finally I planned in a free day at home and after reading that this challenge would be […]
I knew nothing about kimchi until Dave presented me with a jar of his home made version. Well, it was delicious, bright red, more-ish, crispy and swiftly became an addition to a lot of my meals at home. It easily spices up what could otherwise be boring, or lifts some delicious to another level. Kimchi […]
I LOVE NUT BUTTER. This was easy peasy. Not only do I love nutty flavours, I also love the amazing natural nutritional value of these handy little things. In fact this was so easy that I did it immediately but other personal endeavours have meant that I haven’t got round to writing this blog up […]
WOW! Paneer is easy peasy! I didn’t realise it would be so simple. I faffed and did minor research on this challenge until I finally pulled out ‘Indian Food Made Easy’ by Anjum Anand which had been gathering dust on the cookbook shelf. The ingredients are whole milk and lemon juice. Seriously. That’s it. As […]
After spending some important time whinging at Dave about the challenge and that I didn’t want to do meat and I would never do this, I got over it and decided, ‘well of course! It’s the Challenge – I wouldn’t necessarily make these things – that’s the whole point you whingebag!’. Dave was rather nicer […]
As Dave well knows I have been fighting the sourdough fight for what feels like centuries. My starters kept dying, smelt like cheese or rancid beer. There was night time baking (waiting until 1am for the dough to rise), baking where the bread was as solid as a brick and baking when I thought it […]
I have never been on more intimate terms with beef than today. I was chopping beef for 45 minutes. That is a long time beef chopping. As I am a good student, I read all the Dave-suggested reading and more. The start was reading a lot about the cuts of meat I should use.
Well this was a simple and very delicious tangy fragrant curry. Allegra McEvedy came to the rescue with her adapted version of a Leon recipe for an aubergine, chick pea and tamarind curry. I changed a few quantities and added a couple of things, but mainly followed the recipe.