April Foodie Update

This has been a busy month and sadly I haven’t made as many new recipes as I normally would. Not a complete wash though!…

FROM THE APRIL BON APÉTIT…

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Roasted Cauli version with the Coconut-Tumeric Relish. Delish!

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Smashed Cucumber Salad, gorgeous.

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We tried the Za’atar and Feta version. It was dreamy and easy. New go to summer salad for sure!

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Cherry Upside-Down Cake, yum!

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It could have been saucier. I think you could use a variety of other fruit. There just needs to be enough juice to soak in nicely.

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Cherry Cake before the up-side-down part.

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Kimchi Fried Rice

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Add an egg for a complete meal. Extremely easy. I’d add extra Kimchi!

FROM FOOD AND DRINK, SPRING 2018:

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Roasted Squash Salad with Maple-Apple Cider Vinegar Gastrique

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Perfect combo of sweet and salty. The ricotta dollops were lovely. Super easy too.

BAKE FROM SCRATCH, BREAD SPECIAL EDITION:

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To die for Cinnamon buns!

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Can’t go wrong with Cream Cheese icing!

 

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Rising Cheesy Scallion Pull-Apart Rolls

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Soaked in butter and topped with cheese and onion.

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OMG!!! Sooooooo tasty.

I still need to look for some May mags. I haven’t seen ones I want yet. There does seem to be a Mexican food theme moving into summer though.

 

 

Salad Dressing Update

Another silly little post…
It’s raining again. I think the weather knew that I was doing a cycling even yesterday so it decided to be sunny for 24hrs straight.

Went to the dentist today…hmmmm not sure I was impressed, will be booking an appointment with my hygienist when I get back in August, enough said!!!

So salad dressings…
Thank you to those that have sent me recipes. They all look delicious and I will definitely try them. Today though I tried another Jamie Oliver creation. It’s called the chopped salad. Basically, you use a big chopping board and chop all the ingredients and then make a hole in the middle to make the dressing…

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The dressing is olive oil, red wine vinegar, English mustard and salt and pepper. Once again soooooo simple and effective. You can put whatever you want in the salad but I mostly stuck to Jamie’s recipe, cucumber, avocado, lettuce, fresh basil, endive, mature cheddar and mixed bean shoots. Chop, chop, chop it all up, mix, serve and enjoy!