Monday, 30 November 2009
Saturday, 28 November 2009
Saturday, 14 November 2009
Nigella's Quick Chilli - serves 4
150g chorizo sausage, chopped
500g minced beef
1/2 tsp ground cumin
1/2 tsp ground coriander
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
3 cardamom pods, bruised
1 x 500g jar tomato and chilli pasta sauce
1 x 390g can chilli beans (I used Biona organic ones from Waitrose)
2 tbsp chilli sauce
A good pinch of chilli flakes
Heat the sliced chorizo in heavy saucepan over a medium heat and cook until a little crispy. Add the mince and cook until browned.
Stir in the spices and cook for a further couple of minutes. Add the pasta sauce, chilli beans, chilli sauce and chilli flakes (there's no such thing as too much chilli!).
Bring to the boil and then turn down the heat and simmer for 20-30 mins.
I served mine with a dollop of sour cream and fresh chilli from my brother Dom's garden.
Can also be served with rice, topped with grated cheese, guacamole or sliced avocado, or as a topping for jacket potato.
Saturday, 7 November 2009
Smoked salmon and cream cheese bagels
Sticky aga-baked sausages
Homemade organic wholemeal bread*
Slow cooked herby tomatoes
Welsh rarebit muffins*
Pear and ginger muffins*
Ben's Birthday cake was a delicious spiced honey cake*, made by Claire.
Ben had some lovely presents and really enjoyed his day, almost as much as the rest of us! The great thing is, Christmas isn't too far away and we'll be able to do it all again very soon (and even better, Claire and David are hosting - yay!).
So Happy Birthday Ben with lots and lots of love from your fairy godmother, Aunty Lili xxx
* Recipes to follow!
Tuesday, 3 November 2009
Dinner consisted of traditional swedish meatballs, served with creamy mash and lingonberry jam, all washed down with an organic beer - delicious!