Friday, 24 October 2014

So cute ... why don't we have ads like this now?

Food on Friday: Cheese


It's time to revisit an ingredient we did over 2 years ago – Cheese.

To add your cheese dish, just put the name of the dish (together with your blog name/name, if you like) into the first Mr Linky box you will find below.  Then paste the url for your post about it into the second box.

I'll be pinning the links to this Pinboard – this is a quick way for you to scan the dishes and choose which ones you want to check out in more detail.  This is the same Pinboard that the first collection went to, so there's lots of inspiration there.

Let's get all 'cheesy'.

Thursday, 23 October 2014

Is this just a food myth?

Should you wash chicken before cooking it?

Julia Child always washed her chicken before cooking.  But I don't – if it feels moist I'll pat it with a paper towel.  Luckily it seems that my approach is ok since the US Department of Agriculture has said it doesn't improve the chicken – and in fact it creates a real risk of spreading bacteria on the chicken around your sink and benchtop.

What do you do?

Need Some Inspiration? Try Rosemary!

Baked Brie with Rosemary, Honey and Candied Walnuts

Food on Friday: Rosemary was indeed inspirational.  I got lots of ideas of new things to try.  I have selected a few dishes to inspire you today.  To see all of them, just pop over to this Pinboard

The first dish at the top of this post is by Will Cook For Friends. A lovely Baked Brie with Rosemary, Honey and Candied Walnuts.

Rosemary & Garlic Roasted Salmon by finding time for cooking

Rosemary Popovers by Make Mine Lemon

Buttered Rosemary Rolls by Milk and Honey

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Nostalgia Alert!

As Time Goes By

As Time Goes By was a fabulous British series starring Judy Dench (or Dame Judy as she is now).  It ran for 10 years from 1992.

All of the characters were endearing but I just loved Mrs Bale's pronouncements.  I still often announce at home that "Dinner will be ready in 3 minutes!)  I tried to find a  YouTube clip with Mrs Bale in it that was short but was unsuccessful.