Wednesday, 16 January 2008

Mushroom risotto

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Dinner for one:

Lightly fry a portion of mushrooms with some butter
Add the rice (75g per person) for a minute,
then add 1/2 glass of white wine
When that is gone, slowly add 1/2 pint of vegetable stock (over 15 mins).
Grate in some Parmesan cheese

Serve, Yum

Tuesday, 15 January 2008


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Chocolate cake, chocolate middle and chocolate top with chocolate buttons

Graham's birthday cake

Sunshine food #2

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My first attempt at Hanan's stir fry

Chicken, peppers, cabbage, courgette, soy sauce and noddles

Thursday, 3 January 2008

Hanan's Favourite Stir Fry

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With thanks to Hanan's idea for her stir fry I made this tasty little number for dinner last night. The picture is only taken with my camera phone though.

I modified Hanan's cooking method (to reduce washing up, I'm lazy like that) and guessed at the quantity of ingredients since no measures were given in the original recipe. However, I quite like that, you can make it to your own taste so take my measures below with a pinch of salt.

Ingredients: (serves 2)
Diced Chicken
2 Sliced Leeks
1 Chopped Red pepper
2 slices of White Cabbage
2 cloves of garlic, chopped
Mixed herbs, salt+pepper to taste
1 tbsp ish Dark soy sauce
Small handful of Pine nuts
Around 6-8 oz rice

Heat some olive oil in a large pan. Add the garlic, leek and red pepper, frying for a minute or two to soften. Add in the chicken, cabbage, herbs, salt and pepper and fry until the chicken is cooked through. Just before the chicken is thoroughly cooked add the soy sauce and pine nuts.

Serve with boiled basmati rice and enjoy!

Wednesday, 2 January 2008

Christmas Dinner

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So it's been a while since either of us have posted anything for which there are many reasons. Mainly, we've just moved house and have been really quite busy with that rather than growing and cooking stuff. But also, it's winter season and there isn't a great deal going on, or to be done, at the allotment at this time of year.

This isn't exactly the finished article of Christmas dinner by a long shot, but I wanted to show off the first sweed we picked. In the confusion surrounding dishing up, and hoards of hungry people hanging around I didn't get time to photograph the finished meal anyway. We grew the carrots too, but the sweed was very nice!