Tuesday, November 25, 2014

In my kitchen



Marshmallow top hats - classic children's party food. Melt some chocolate over a pan of simmering water - this was a 100g bar of Dairy Milk. Pour a spoonful in the bottom of a paper case - push in a marshmallow and top with a chocolate bean.


Foraged mussels from the shore - bit on the small side yet, but very fresh and tasty.



A make your own pizza party! Lots of good food, fizzy drink and chat. They seemed so grown up, suddenly - such a nice wee bunch they are too.


Little cups of roasted beetroot and fennel soup for a lunch party starter. Peel and thinly slice 3 or 4 medium size beets, a medium onion or 4 shallots and a garlic clove Sprinkle over 2 teaspoons of fennel seeds, salt and pepper. Drizzle with olive oil and roast until beetroot is tender - about 30 - 40 minutes at 180 C. Blend the mixture and the juices until smooth and add 500 ml chicken or veg stock. Bring almost to boil and serve with a drizzle of cream.


Sausage rolls chips and beans with a good red - why not?




Oh yes - and  salted caramel sauce - supposed to be for ice cream, but was mostly spooned straight out of the jar.

A few of the things happening in my kitchen in November. Roll on December :)

6 comments:

  1. Jacqui, your November kitchen is producing many wonderful things.

    The photo of the pizza party table is a visual feast itself. Your lad is such a handsome fellow.

    And, as you say, as November begins to leave us, roll on December.

    I'm just back from a UK visit where I enjoyed mild weather. Since getting back here, it's a roller coaster. Very cold, please pass me my gloves, then strange humid warmth and rain, and then another reset. We might even see a few snow flakes by the end of the week. I do hope not, because I want to take my camera to the Macy's Thanksgiving Parade that will be passing through my neighborhood on Thursday morning.

    Lots of love to you and yours. xo

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  2. Jacqui, thanks for the photo of the top hats. they were a part of my childhood birthday parties and I always looked forward to them. it looks like you had a great party.

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  3. Your kitchen looks like a wonderful place to be!

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  4. A very productive kitchen! and to think that you can forage for some mussels, how perfect is that!! Take care x

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  5. Wow - I can't decided which dish looks most delicious! YumYumYum!

    Take care
    Anne
    http://crochetbetweentwoworlds.blogspot.de

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