Monday, July 25, 2016

Dinner, 25/7/16: Feta and Olive Stuffed Courgettes (unknown supermarket magazine)

Another one we've had before a number of times; the filling doesn't look very attractive, but it's extremely tasty, with feta, olives, sundried tomatoes, capers, lemon. Mmm.

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Dinner, 24/7/16: Thai Griddled Beef Salad (Lindsey Bareham, Evening Standard)

I've cooked this recipe (modified a bit) for years - this time was one of the best, I think. I had some nice rib-eye steak, which worked really well. 

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Dinner, 23/7/16: Cold chicken with potatoes and anchovies (Hugh F-W for Good Food)

We've had this before - it's really really yummy. And as we're having a heat wave, salads are the order of the day - expect another one tomorrow!

Friday, July 22, 2016

Dinner, 22/7/16: Sweet Potato Frittata with Jalapenos and Dill (Good Food Magazine)

Alex and I liked this but Geoff and Sarah, not so much (Geoff thought it was too sweet, Sarah thought it had mushrooms in it, and was too spicy). I didn't even try it on Olivia (she was out) as it had eggs, mushrooms and peppers. I have other frittata recipes, so I guess we'll use those instead (but not when Olivia is home for dinner). 

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Book 61: An English Ghost Story by Kim Newman

Can't decide quite about this one. Aspects of it I liked very much; other bits, not so much. It wasn't really what I expected, but that's not necessarily a problem. It wasn't a dark and mysterious ghost story in the same way as some, so if you're looking for that, this probably isn't it. Then again, there were some interesting things going on both with the ghosts and the family. As I said, I can't really decide.

Dinner, 20/7/16: Pasta with Prosciutto and Artichokes

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Dinner, 19/7/16: Greek Chicken Salad

This is a sort of standard summer salad in our house - chicken breast, lettuce and whatever else we fancy - usually feta cheese, olives, cucumber, tomatoes, avocado, artichokes. Maybe some other stuff depending on what's around.

Monday, July 18, 2016

Dinner, 18/7/16: Bacon Sandwiches, Corn on the Cob

Sometimes you just need bacon sandwiches for dinner. Especially when it's summery and hot.

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Book 60: Cinder by Marissa Meyer

This was one of Sarah's, which she picked up and read recently. Someone else mentioned it in another context, so I thought I'd give it a go - it's a futuristic cyborgian reimaging of the Cinderella story, and it's cute. I enjoyed it. Part of a series; we've ordered the next one from the library.

Dinner, 17/7/16: Sea bream, carrots, new potatoes

Took advantage of Sarah and Olivia both not being around for dinner to have some nice fish - neither of the girls is crazy about fish, so it seems a shame to spend a lot of money on it when they are here. They'll eat salmon, and they'll eat fish if I insist, but it's so expensive it hardly seems worth insisting. In the end, Olivia was home, but she had some potatoes and carrots and then ate her leftovers from lunch.

Saturday, July 16, 2016

16/7/16: Cauliflower and Pecorino Fritters (delicious.magazine)

We had these before and really enjoyed them; I decided it was time to have them again. We liked them just as much this time, which is always a relief (I hate when you cook something you really liked before and it doesn't quite live up to it the second time...)

Friday, July 15, 2016

Book 59: We Are Not Ourselves by Matthew Thomas

I enjoyed this, but not as much as I'd expected to based on the blurb and reviews; I did find it quite slow in places. It didn't grab me the way some things I've read recently did. It wasn't bad, just not quite what I expected.