… as a baby Highland cow.
… as a baby Highland cow.
Nam nam nam. Need I say more?
Cumin Roasted Cauliflower
1 large head of cauliflower, cut into florets
1 heaped tablespoon ghee or 2 tblspn vegetable oil
1 tablespoon cumin seeds, ground roughly with a mortar and pestle
1/4 tablespoon coriander seeds, ground roughly with a mortar and pestle
Salt and pepper
Though I can’t say I’ve got over my term one fatigue just yet, I feel I have my cooking mojo back at long last. Thank heavens. I’ve been staring at the same squash and the same block of halloumi for weeks now and have had absolutely no idea what to do with them at all.
Then yesterday (my 32nd birthday – not 33rd as I’d thought!) I got Nigel Slater’s new book, Tender, and ideas/inspiration came flooding back. Haven’t actually made anything from Tender yet but I’m very thankful Mr S for getting me out of the rut with his consistently gorgeous recipes and ever soothing chat.
Love ya, Nigel!
Baked Halloumi with Honey and Thyme (Adapted from Real Fast Food)
(serves 4 as a starter or 3 as part of a main salad)
250g block of halloumi
1 tspn honey
1 tblspn olive oil
Palmful of fresh thyme leaves
Pinch of ground pepper
The “tattie holidays” are a week or fortnight long break for Scottish schools in mid-October so-called because they were the period of time that pupils that pupils left the classroom and went out in the fields to help pick the annual potato crop. There’s not much need for child tuber picking these days, as you can imagine, and I often feel like the tattie holidays are a bonus break rather than a much needed time to regain energy and enthusiasm.
Well, not so this year. I’m shattered already. Though I’ve got some studying to do before term starts again and though I’ve planned a few days down in the Borders, I fully intend the next few weeks to be mostly filled with walks like this:
Saw this recipe on Orangette recently and thought “Ooooooooh, I haven’t had crumble for aaaages.” Plums are past their best up here already so I decided to use some of the many, many apples that are sitting in baskets outside my back door. Very glad I did too. This was the nicest crumble I’ve ever had and, trust me, I’ve had a few. 😉
Apple Crumble (adapted from Orangette)
7 tennis-ball sized tart dessert apples, cox perhaps
2 tblspn brown sugar
1 1/2 tbspn
1/4 tspn ground ginger
1/4 tspn cinnamon
For the topping –
150g plain flour
100g brown sugar
1 tspn baking powder
Pinch of salt
Pinch of cinnamon
Splash of milk
30g cold unsalted butter cut into 5mm cubes
Ran my first 10k today.
Yeah. I’m busy.
Sorry for not replying to comments sooner.
Would you accept these flowers as an apology?