tired brassica pakoras

Sorry, more sprouts, but that’s the last of them for now, I promise.  Oh, and Pete wrote this, hence the long spice list! These pakoras were made with leftover cooked sprouts and an aging quarter cabbage lurking in the fridge veg drawer, but anything similar would do! Cauliflower, peas, potatoes – great way to use…

roasted brussels sprouts

Now, I know that brussels sprouts are much maligned, and many people claim to hate them. Well, we don’t – we love ’em. I bought a stalk of sprouts before Christmas for a quid, and there are still some left; the stalk has been out in the cold, in the log store, and they’re still…

smoked salmon and pasta

We’re getting to the time of year when we’re using up all the bits and bobs of festive fare. The last of the goose has gone into the freezer, the rest of the cheese is destined for lunches this week, along with the gammon. We’ve eaten far too much rich food over the past few…

soup of the week ending 21 october 2017

Monday: carrots and leeks left over from Sunday’s lunch, and a potato Tuesday: lots of green leek leaves, two potatoes. Thursday: two carrots, one onion, the last of Tuesday’s soup, half a yellow pepper, some frozen coriander (£1 a bag from Iceland). Friday: a real mongrel soup today. Two tablespoons of leftover lentil dhal, some cauliflower stalk, some…

new toy!

A friend served us some lovely tomato soup last week, and told us he’d made it with a soup maker. He bought it from Lakeland, so I went and had a look there and it was £50. So then I went to eBay and found one at £40, with free postage. And I looked at…

sprout stirfry!

Like a lot of people, we found ourselves eating up all sorts of bits and pieces after Christmas. We bought sprouts onnastalk for our festive dinner of roast goose, cooked a load up for the meal and subsequent bubble ‘n’ squeak, and then … forgot all about them. I’d stashed the stalk in the log…

turkey and moooose pie

Well, not really, but … We went to my daughter’s house for Christmas, and it was lovely. But the downside of being away is you get no leftovers; thankfully, she offered us the turkey carcass to take home, and so we did, despite her protestations that there would be no meat left on it. As…

goose pudding etc

We’ve had a weekend of “using up bits”. Saturday brunch was bacon, black pudding and the last of the flat mushrooms, and supper was Indian mushrooms with spinach (except we forgot to add the spinach so that’s still in the fridge – spinach frittata during the week, I think). That was to use up half…

festive fare, and the remnants …

We did the usual stuff for Christmas food that we usually do … a goose with red cabbage and sprouts on the day, a slow cooked gammon for snacks, a cake. But somehow, this year, we have heaps of stuff left, so we’ll be eating leftovers for a while! After 13 years with small, rubbish gas…

what to do with leftover kebab #2

This follows on, really, from here. We had even more left over this time! I cut up an onion and some garlic, and fried them off in olive oil. Then I added a heaped teaspoon of Ras el Hanout and fried that off for a minute or two. In went the meat, cut into smallish…