June already? Well, at least in the last couple of days we’ve had a taste of summer, so it feels like the weather is catching up with the calendar again. This week has been a catch-as-catch-can week for dinners, scraping together all sorts of odds and ends to get us through a busy week, and one where bedtime has taken even longer than usual. A roast chicken on Sunday stood us in good stead. Another batch of white chili (this time without the chicken, as it had gone off before I got to it) did duty another night. And, last night, M&S pizza filled the gap. Hoping to get back on track this weekend, with some batches of food for next week, bread and granola.
Without a recipe:
- Chicken salad – with stuffing crumbs, moonblush tomatoes, cucumber and radish
- M&S Pizza
- Fresh filled pasta with tomato sauce
- Chicken curry
- I came across this idea ages ago, but then lost the link. It’s a genius way of clearing out your salad drawer of wilting greens and herbs, and using them to flavour stir-fries and rice dishes. Might try it with the glut of herbs in the garden too.
- Something really tempting about making homemade jammie dodgers and bourbon biscuits – especially the bourbons.
- I really like the idea of roasting a large batch of broccoli, and then using it for salad, gratin, soup or toasted sandwiches.
- Covetable recipes this week: Ottolenghi’s Honey-roasted carrots, via Orangette, and Fresh mint ice cream with chocolate chips from Rocket and Squash.
- I’ve been doing quite a bit of food reading for work as well:
- Inside the Trillon-dollar war on Big Food (apparently processed food giants are in trouble) – Fortune
- Gastrophysics – this article could change the way you eat: our other senses and our mood determine a lot about food tastes and how full it makes us.
- Eat insects for fun, not to help the environment – Nature
- There are 200 million fewer hungry people than 25 years ago – NPR