Friday, March 11, 2011

A few favourite recipes.

We are eating from our garden daily. Corn is gracing our table most nights and after last years flop we are so enjoying large perfect corn on the cob. Here are a few recipes from this week.

My "killer" butternut soup:

1 large or 2 medium butternuts, peeled, seeded & cubed
2 large sweet potatoes, peeled & cubed
2 large potatoes, peeled & cubed
1 onion, chopped.

Melt some butter and olive oil in a large pot. Brown the onion in the butter, add vegetables.

Add 1 litre chicken or veggie stock, 1 tablespoon cumin and 1 teaspoon salt.

Cook until soft, then blend with stick blender. Add either 250ml cream or 2 round crumbled feta cheese and blend again.
Serve with hot rolls.

Savory rice:

3 or 4 green peppers, seeded and chopped
2 or 3 ripe tomatoes, diced
1 onion, chopped
1 pkt bacon, sliced
1 punnet mushrooms, chopped
500ml rice

Melt some butter and olive oil in heavy based pot, add bacon and onion, fry until browned. Add rice and allow to fry stirring all the time.
Add the rest of the ingredients and 1.5l veggie stock. Allow to simmer until cooked. Serve with chives and corn on the cob.
As figs are in season and are a huge treat we made this pudding:

1 fig per person and a few spoons of ricotta.
Melt 125ml sugar slowly in a pan

Cut the fig top down almost all the way to the bottom and open up the fig.
Drizzle the sugar over the fig and ricotta cheese.



Lois Evensen said...

It all looks SO good! :) Thank you for your recipes.

Samantha said...
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Starla Mystic said...

Your gardening and recipes inspire me. Thank you.


Ooh! These recipes look great - I will definitely try the soup and rice dish.