Thursday, 16 November 2017

Preserved Lemon Coriander Orzo Salad

Remember the Preserved Lemon Coriander Salsa that I shared early on this week, well, some of it was stirred through cooked Orzo Pasta to take into work for lunch.
I have to say, it was okay, but it did not work quite as well as the piquancy of the Preserved Lemons did not cling onto the Orzo Pasta so well.  I won't grumble though, it filled a little hole in my belly.  The best part for me was the fragrant coriander, but then I do like coriander very much.  
I am sharing this Preserved Lemon Coriander Orzo Pasta Salad with Soups, Salads and Sammies hosted by Kahakai Kitchen.  

Monday, 13 November 2017

Preserved Lemon Coriander Salsa

I would not describe myself as an early riser in the morning.  I do like my snug bed, but when it comes to work - I like many working people, have to get up and go.  I am often at work 7am in the morning, if not earlier.

This morning the car journey into work was a little more interesting.  We got to see Venus and Jupiter together in the pre-dawn sky.  I had not tweaked what it was and said out loud to D, 'those stars look like they are going to collide'.  He then mentioned that he had heard on the radio whilst showering something about some astronomical phenomenon happening today at dawn. Well didn't we, well me mostly get lucky to see two of the brightest planets Venus and Jupiter appearing together.  It was truly amazing, a bit like the red sun a couple of weeks ago.   The skies recently have been quite spectacular.
I made this Preserved Lemon Coriander Salsa at the weekend with what we had in the fridge as I could not be bothered to venture far.  Its made mostly from fresh ingredients other than the preserved lemons which came from a jar.

Saturday, 11 November 2017

Easy Pear and Cinnamon Loaf

I have to confess that I have really lost my blogging mojo lately, so regular readers I do hope you will forgive me.  I just don't have the mental energy when I get home from work so my blogging is likely to be weekly, I hope you will stick around. 

I share with you a recipe for an Easy Pear and Cinnamon Loaf adapted from A Girl Called Jack by Jack Monroe. 
I flicked through the cookbook to see if it had a recipe for pears as I had a load that were beginning to go really soft.  I could not find a pear recipe int he cookbook but noted that I could adapt the Apple and Cinnamon Loaf.