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Almond Cake with Orange Rose Syrup (or, Who’s complaining?)

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Last night as The Author was preparing dinner, he said, “I don’t actually enjoy cooking anymore.”

I know how he feels.

Around our house, dinner can be a contentious time. The Author and I prefer a more continental dining time, and the kids prefer – well, I don’t actually know what they prefer half the time. When we try to get dinner on the table at a reasonable hour (that would be 7:30 for us), they complain that they don’t want to eat that early. When we lag behind and get dinner on the table late (sometimes as late as 9:00), they complain about the food.

It seems we are raising a household of complainers. Continue reading

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Week 18 2016

One of the seasonal menus from last week:

Tunisian Tomato & Chickpea Soup (V, GF)
Purple Sprouting Broccoli with Sautéed, Olives, Garlic & Lemon (V, GF)
Roasted Potatoes with Harissa (V, GF)
Spring Onion Rolls (V)
Green Salad (V, GF)
Blondies

(If the dishes have a link to a recipe, they are underlined.
If they are not underlined, I’ll do my best to get them on here!)

Week 17 2016

One of the seasonal menus from this week:

Miso Soup with Tofu & Julienned Vegetables (GF, V)
Sesame Peanut Noodles with Purple Sprouting Broccoli (GF, V)
Spicy Cucumber & Cashew Salad (GF, V)
Green Salad & Vinaigrette (GF, V)

(If the dishes have a link to a recipe, they are underlined.
If they are not underlined, I’ll do my best to get them on here!)

Citrus Fool Dessert (looking a gift horse in the mouth)

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With whipped cream, Seville orange curd and cherry compote, what’s not to like? And it’s easy to make!

A couple of weeks ago, one of our former students showed up at the college and started stacking up crates and crates of Seville oranges. Eighty kilos of Seville oranges. One hundred and seventy-six pounds of Seville oranges.

These oranges were free for the asking, and he thought that since we made marmalade for the college every winter, we might want to make a bit more. Let me tell you, that’s a lot of marmalade.

We were a bit daunted, and we immediately set to work on one of the boxes, which yielded 27 litres of chopped oranges, juice and water, later to be boiled with equal amounts of sugar to become quite a bit of marmalade for our store cupboard. Only seventy kilos to go. Continue reading

Week 10 2016

One of the seasonal menus from this week:

Spicy Carrot & Peanut Soup (GF, V)
Cabbage Salad with Lemon (GF, V)
Potato Salad with Caramelised Onions & Green Olives (GF, V)
Garden Salad & Vinaigrette (GF, V)
Fennel & Pepper Breadsticks (aka Taralli Rettilinei) (V)
Whole Wheat Chocolate Chip Cookies

(If the dishes have a link to a recipe, they are underlined. If they are not underlined,
I will – hopefully – get the recipes to you soon. If you can’t wait, contact me!)