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Things to Try Thursday, 19th January 2012

SWEET
Nothing sweet that caught my eye this week, I’m afraid.

SAVOURY

1. I’ve recently discovered my unconditional love for sweet potatos, so: Sweet Potato Gratin

2. I’m also a big fan of butternut squash: Butternut Squash Stew (should probably make the most of winter vegetables)

3. Peas. Of course we can’t not talk peas, when we’re talking about vegetables that I like. Here’s an amazing sounding recipe for Green Pea Pesto Ravioli (they’re sooo pretty too!)

4. This one reminds me a tiny bit of these Huevos Rancheros of closetcooking. The only thing in common being salsa and egg, but surely kidney beans and avocado could only make these waffles even better? Savoury Cornmeal and Chives Waffles with Salsa and Eggs 

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Things to Try Thursday, 10th of November

SWEET

1) I’m not entirely sure what this is, I highly advise you to have a look though, because it looks delicious! “Blackberry Smacks” 

2) I always love these little elegant things you can make without much hussle for when you have people around, this one looks amazingly delicious whilst incredibly simple: Simple Cranberry Apple Tarts 

SAVOURY

1) Always have to appreciate a good looking dip: Roasted Pepper, Almond and Coriander Dip

2) This one sounds like it’d be good to take in for lunch or as a side etc: Bulgur Salad with Cranberries

3) As soon as someone combines something creamy with a fresh salsa, I’m in: Spinach and Ricotta Dumplings with Tomato Salsa

4) Mmmmmmmmmmhhhhhh Chive-Cheese Biscuits with Avocado Butter  

5) Healthy, Pretty AND Elegant…. Miniature Napoleons with Aubergine Creme

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Things to Try Thursday (18th August)

SWEET

1) Everyone likes a crumble cake, this one looks particularly delicious: New York Style Crumb Cake 

2) The author of the blog article suggests to not make these unless you have children, so I probably won’t be attempting these for a while. If you do have children (or, you know, have enough free time on your hands) you should give these a go: Rolo Cake Mix Cookies 

3) These look so so so nice. If anyone would be interested in coming to my house to make them for me for breakfast tomorrow, message me and I’ll give you my address: Strawberry Stuffed French Toast

SAVOURY

1) The actual recipe is in german, but even if you don’t speak german, you can always have a look at the pictures and get a pretty good idea. Looks delicious and very summer-y: Mediterranean Tomato Tart

2) Kevin (from closetcooking) has lots of delicious looking salsas, here’s the two that I really want to try: Avocado and Roasted Tomatillo Salsa and Roasted Tomato Salsa

3) Apart from making me aware that salsas make everything better, The Gate also reminded me of how delicious artichokes are. I found this delicious looking recipe which combines grilled artichokes with pasta and lemon, what more could you want? Pasta with Grilled Artichokes

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THE GATE… again :)

Today we went to The Gate again. I might write something little about the things we had tomorrow, but just to give you some idea, here’s photos of what we had. It was again a wonderful evening with absolutely delightful food!

STARTERS
Caciofini: baby artichoke stuffed with dolcelatte & wild mushroom duxelles, fried in a crispy beer batter, served with a puy lentil salsa & lemon & garlic aioli

Three onion tart: leeks & shallots baked with crème fraiche in parmesan pastry, topped with caramelised red onions & finished with basil oil

SIDE
Polenta Chips served with Chili Jam

MAINS
Risotto Mille Feuille: roasted peppers, portobello mushrooms, fennel & red onion served on a truffled risotto cake, with a cannelloni bean cassoulet
Gnocchi: potato gnocchi topped with stilton & served in a parmesan cream sauce with pan-fried girolle mushrooms, spinach & butternut squash


DESSERTS

Earl Grey Crème Brûlée

Pressed Chocolate and Cherry Torte: served with crème fraiche

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