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Pasta and Soup

Soup:

Nettle Soup
I don’t know if nettles grow here, but if they do I want to put them in a soup!

Random soup with avocado on top
I do need to expand my soup-making repertoire, and this would be a yummy addition.

Pumpkin Soup with Coriander Pesto
A bit of a twist on the old Pumpkin recipe.

Pasta:

Chicken and Artichoke Pasta
I love a nice simple pasta, and this seems to fit into that category.

Chorizo Pasta
I actually did cook this, but I replaced the wild garlic and welsh onion with regular garlic and onion, because that is what I had. Irregardless it turned out pretty good. I reckon if you stick to the recipe you would end up with something more posh than what I had though.

Main courses

Zucchini Fritters
Because I know I will make zucchini fritters at some stage, and this looks like a nice base recipe.

Chickpea, Chorizo and Spinach Dish
This seems like a good grown-up dish to cook.

Sweet Potato and Salmon Quiche
Quiches are great, but I don’t know that I’ve ever really cooked one myself.

Couscous with seven vegetables
We saw this on SBS and it looked divine!

Desserts

Malaysian Honeycomb Cake
It is a possibility that I will make this, I also need to make a cake to put in my awesome cake tin, otherwise there is no point in having a cake tin.

Strawberries and Vodka
What more can a girl ask for? Totally time consuming, but one day when I live somewhere where I can keep alcohol…

Buckwheat and Buttermilk Pancakes
Both of which I really want to make.

Random Recipes

Rose Petal Jam
I love roses, jam, and making jam, so what could possibly go wrong?

Dandelion Syrup
Who cares if you have weeds when you can turn them into something awesome?? Does that mean they aren’t weeds anymore?

Crackers
I need some crackers, maybe I should make some 🙂

More Crackers
It’s good to have a range of recipes of the one thing.

Hummus
To eat with the crackers, plus this recipe looks supereasy.

Creating your own ingredients

Chocolate
I don’t know whether I would actually make it myself. But I really would like to, just to say I can.

Yoghurt
I love the idea of making one’s own yoghurt – plus it would be a good skill to have.

Vinegar
As vinegar can be used in both cooking and cleaning I reckon it is a fairly essential skill to have.

Pasta
To go with all those pasta dishes. This is definitely a skill I want to have, I was a little put off by the pasta-making experiences I had in primary school. It always seemed so impossible. But many things that seemed impossible to me as a child I find are easy as an adult. So I guess I’ll give it a go.

Butter
Oh man, making your own butter is awesome. But you have to get the cream from somewhere… oh well, we will work on that later.

Recipes

Using Read it Later I have saved a million tabs. So the plan is to sort some out. I thought I would start with recipes because that is easiest to deal with. FTR I have not actually cooked ANY of these recipes, so I take no responsibility for their worth. I would like to try them out, so if anyone does and finds one to be great/crap, let me know in the comments. 🙂

Mains:

Paella with Chicken, Leeks and Tarragon

Spicy Parsnip Soup

Slow Cooker Lamb Tagine

Desert:

Belgian Hot Chocolate

Banana Fritters with Nutella Sauce. How can you not?

Nutella-stuffed Sugar Cookies

Home-made Chocolate Truffles

Extras:

Exotic Ethiopian Cooking

Kamikaze Cookery
A couple of blokes from England test out various myths and ideas about cooking, as well as testing if ‘easy’ celebrity chef recipes can be cooked by your regular no-clue pleb.

Vegetarian Pickles and Preserves
A simple page that links to a bunch of recipes to do with pickling and preserving.

My Garden Day 132

Today I pulled up a couple of carrots to check that they were growing okay.
Yesterday Opa picked a bowlful of my cherry tomatoes.
This evening I had to fend for myself in the food department. I decided to cook using ingredients from my garden as much as possible. I started off by making a tomato mix. Then I decided that would be a good pasta sauce. So here is what I did:

Fry a small onion and a clove of garlic (both from the shop)
Chop the cherry tomatoes in half and chuck them in. (my garden)
I also added a couple of Joanne’s regular tomatoes chopped up.
I picked one of my chillis that went red in last week’s heatwave – unfortunately it also went all crinkly and dried. So I chopped that up and threw it in, I had no idea how hot that would make my meal.
I put some basil in (joanne’s herb pots).
then some salt and pepper just for fun. (shops, I’ve never grown my own salt)

I then started cooking the (shop-bought) pasta.

The pasta had been cooking for a bit when I realised I had two carrots from my garden. Ones that were planted by Mitchell no less. The other day when I was at Allison’s she fed me pasta that had grated carrot in it, and that was quite nice, so I added the carrot all grated up.

Then when it came time to served I put some cheese and parmesan on it.

YUMMO!!

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