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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!

Bread

Naan Bread
I did actually try this once, but I didn’t follow the instructions very well, so what I ended up with kinda sucked. I would like to give it another go.

Grilled bread
Bread you can eat straight away? Yes please!

Zucchini Bread
I just love all things Zucchini and all things bread so how could it go wrong?

Bagels
No longer do I have to restrict my bagel-eating to when I am in the States!

Before baking, or when stuck, a list of vintage tips never goes astray.

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.

1st August

As it is the start of a new month, I am purging. Most are recipes so that I can use up all the loverly vegetables I bought the other day before they go gross.

World Made By Hand
This is a book that I like the look of, but after buying all my textbooks I am not really in a position to run around buying books. It is apparently about living in Upstate New York after the fall of things like Walmart.

gmail’s blog
I got a link to this cool tip about gmail, and am interested in trying it out, but I didn’t want to forget what it was. If you have gmail check it out, if you don’t then go here and get it.

Guacamole
I bought a bunch of avocados which have probably gone bad by now, I will go check after I finish this post. I hope they haven’t cos I really like guacamole. I think the last time I had home-made stuff was at Scott’s house after Christmas, he made a whole bunch and it was really yum! So I hope mine will be up to that standard (or even half as good).

I have two mushroom soup recipes, one from epicurious and the other from Simply Recipes. I’m not sure which I like best, probably what I will do is just chuck cream of mushroom soup from a tin, in with my already pureed and stocked mushroom mix that I made the other day. See how that turns out.

Super-Man and the bugout
A story about a jewish boy with super-man powers? Sounds interesting.

Growth of Walmart
Looks like one of those things that maps the spread of a disease… Actually, perhaps that’s what it is.

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