Not very many recipes on the list this week, mainly because I was lucky enough to have my Mum catering for us for most of the week, while the other half was travelling.
This week, I have been inspired by my new copy of Signe Johansen’s ‘How to Hygge‘ to make a few Scandi-inspired things, including the meatballs for Saturday night, and I have plans for fish with rye and bacon crumbs in the week. I’m also going to be playing that game of trying to use up everything in the fridge before our holiday, which could well result in some strange combinations towards the end of the week.
Finally, I’m very excited that I get to meet Emily Quinton from Makelight in person this friday when I attend her Food Styling and Photography workshop. If you fancy getting to know your camera a bit better, or just taking better Instagram photos with your phone, do check out her online courses and in person workshops.
- Gammon in the slow cooker – with apple juice and ginger, per Slow Cooked
- Date and oat slice – from Breakfast, Lunch, Tea – recipes from Rose Bakery
- Norwegian meatballs – from Secrets of Scandinavian Cooking: Scandilicious by Signe Johansen
- Anna Jones’ vegetarian chilli from her Guardian column – I used up all sorts of odds and ends of beans and rice in this, and it worked really well. I ended up with butter beans, black eyed peas and haricot beans, plus a red and wild rice mix, and green lentils.
Without a recipe:
- Apple crumble
- plus lasagne, baked chicken and fish pie from my Mother in Law and mum.
- How to Hygge, obviously
- David Lebovitz knows how to make even the crudest-sounding recipes something desirable: Cheese Ball
- Both sad and happy that Shauna at Gluten Free Girl is changing her blog. I can understand and empathise with not wanting to share her family in as open a way, and changing and refocusing is a good thing. Still, I will miss her personal writing, and hope she finds a new outlet for it soon.
- Bee Wilson nails the issues with ‘clean eating’
- Autumn recipes: Nigel Slater’s baked mushrooms and spiced dal; apple, onion and cheddar mini-pies from Molly Yeh; Perfect Cheese Scones from Felicity Cloake;
- A view from the New York Times of the #GBBO effect
- And no-one should have to read anything more about this election, but if you still have the appetite, this piece (via Rachel @longstorytweet) is a human, compassionate view of Trump’s supporters.