The online debate on home cooking, and feeling obligated to do it, continues with excellent pieces from Luisa (Wednesday Chef) and Olga (Sassy Radish). I also thought this post from Jenny at Dinner: A Love Story about lacking confidence in the kitchen was part of the same theme. And Jay Rayner is an enthusiastic advocate for getting in the kitchen to please yourself.
- Mashed potato pie – In Jennie’s Kitchen. This sounds so English – bake mash together with cheese and eggs – and yet I’ve never come across it before. Ideal autumn comfort food.
- Lentils with sausage and kale – Sassy Radish. From the piece above, sausages make everything better, especially kale.
- April Bloomfield’s English Porridge – Food 52. I made it this week in my Thermomix. I think her recipe is too salty, but I like the mix of rolled oats and pinhead oats, and it works well with maple syrup and a couple of chopped dates. It reheated well too.
- Pickled Cabbage Salad – Smitten Kitchen. Or what to do with that cabbage. Or how to keep eating crisp salads through the winter.