Monday, March 20, 2017

Book 25: A Year of Marvellous Ways by Saran Winman

I really enjoyed this novel, with its lyrical writing and magical realism. It's a lovely story of relationships, of all sorts, including perhaps our relationship with our own minds & hearts. An unlikely cast of characters all around works well to keep you interested, and the writing is lovely.

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Dinner, 19/3/17: Pork Paprikash (I love my Slow Cooker, by Sara Lewis)

Some prep work to do before chucking it in the slow cooker, but not more than half an hour or so, and the result was terrific. And because it was only Geoff, Alex & me for dinner, there's another batch in the freezer for another dinner as well...

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Dinner, 18/3/17: Salmon Teriyaki with Courgette & Sesame Noodles (Spiralize Every Day)

Another winner. Really convinced about spiralised courgettes - they work so well.

Friday, March 17, 2017

Dinner, 17/3/17: Potato & Pesto Pizzas (Good Food magazine)

Pretty much what it says. the crust here is made from  a packet of ciabatta bread mix, so it's very light and airy. Topping is pesto, potatoes, mozzarella. The rocket is only added after cooking.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Book 24: Paper and Fire by Rachel Caine

Second in the Great Library series, and a compelling addition to the first one. Looking forward to seeing how the series is resolved; can't quite imagine what exactly will happen.

Dinner, 15/3/17: Chicken Curry, Okra (Geoff cooking)

Geoff often makes a curry when it's his turn to cook - always comes out nicely as well. This was no exception.

Monday, March 13, 2017

Dinner, 13/3/17: Enchiladas (Hairy Bikers - Hairy Dieters book)

Excellent enchiladas, yum!  Sarah made these, as she's here until tomorrow. And lots of raw veggies to go with them. 

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Dinner, 12/3/17: Roast Pork, Roast Potatoes, Stuffing, Roast Parsnips, Cabbage

Sarah was home for a few days, and requested a roast dinner, so we were happy to oblige. 

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Dinner, 11/3/17: Oriental Chicken and Noodle Soup (Itsu cookbook)

This is Itsu's "classic chicken and noodle soup" - it was nice, quite a good basic oriental style chicken and noodle soup.

Friday, March 10, 2017

Dinner, 10/3/17: Tagliatelli with Sausage and Porcini Mushrooms (Gino's Pasta, Gino D'Acampo)

The sauce involves sausagemeat, leeks, rosemary, cream, white wine. What's not to like?

Wednesday, March 08, 2017

Dinner, 8/3/17: Vegetable Stir Fry with Noodles

A standby, no recipe. Whatever veg I have or buy, with noodles (sometimes rice). And usually some nuts or tofu - in this case, peanuts.