A while a go as part of my technique of the week feature I had a go at making New Potato, Fennel and Spring Onion en papilotte. It was so delicious and a really healthy way to cook your vegetables, so I thought of some other interesting dishes that could be cooked this way. When … Continue reading
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New Potato, Fennel and Spring Onion En Papillote: Technique of the Week
I’ve had ‘En Papillote’ down on my list as a technique to try for awhile. It’s another way of steaming your food but with added flavour! ‘En Papillote’ simply means ‘in parchment’ in French and it is a technique of baking ingredients inside a paper parcel. I used to make similar parcels out of foil … Continue reading
Pickled Onions Tasting: Technique of the Week!
Garlic Pickled Onions It’s been over 1 month since I last posted about how I was going to make my own pickled onions and the results were really quite unusual. I first tested my garlic flavoured pickled onions, the first thing I noticed was that the garlic had turned blue! I did a bit of … Continue reading
Garlic and Black Pepper Pickled Onions – Technique of the Week!
I’ve never pickled anything before but I love pickled onion, beetroot and gherkins! It’s about time I learnt how to make them myself! I don’t eat them enough to count this as a money saving exercise but I do like the feeling of satisfaction it brings to create your own food and know exactly what … Continue reading
Cinnamon Rice Pudding with Hazelnuts and Maple Syrup: Technique of the Week!
I finally got around to using my slow cooker again to continue trying out new recipes using the “slow cooking” technique. Last time I did a savoury cabbage and white bean side dish which made a lot of servings!! I have been enjoying the leftovers on jacket potatoes or stirred into pasta and there is … Continue reading
Technique of the Week! Slow cooked Cabbage, Apple and Canellini beans
I’ve owned a slow cooker for awhile now and never really had the confidence to just try experimenting with it. I’ve made lots of gorgeous dinners in it but they were mostly back in my meat eating days and I followed the recipes exactly. Slow cooking is a great way to eat, it concentrates the … Continue reading
Technique of the week! Poached spiced carrots
When I poached vegetables for the first time last week the flavours were built up with wine, onions, celery, and bay leaves. It was simply delicious and the vegetables soaked up all of those sweet flavours, especially the wine! I thought about it and wondered if the same would happen if you add spices to … Continue reading
Technique of the Week!! Poaching
Poaching is a technique you don’t see a lot but it’s actually a lovely way to cook food. Most people will have tried poach chicken and fish which keeps the food moist and full of flavour without added fat, however what about poached vegetables? The difference between poaching and boiling vegetables in water is subtle, … Continue reading