Thursday, May 28, 2009

The last (minute) supper...

Can you believe what I did last night... I added ice tea to my napolitana sauce!! Usually I add wine to everything, being the good Italian I am, but when I looked in the fridge, it was bare... using my own advice of 'use what you have', I grabbed the first bottle available - ice tea.

Every good recipe, I believe, started as an experiment. This was no different, and surprisingly tasted great!

I reduced the sauce a little more than usual and used it as a relish rather than as a sauce - delish!

The other 'cheat' was that I used the newly launched McCain Chef's Solutions, sent to me at the office a few days ago - I used the sliced tomato and onion mix. Coming home late and starving, this turned out to be the quickest remedy for my hunger - I emptied the packet into a non-stick pan with a finely chopped green pepper and let it cook for a few minutes before adding the ice tea (only about 50ml), then left it to reduce while I prepared the rest.
I added a heap of the tomato relish to a slice of toasted pecan-nut, wheat-free bread, topped that with spinach, smoked salmon trout and a poached egg.

Perhaps better as a weekend breakfast option, but when you're cooking for one, you tend not to really plan your meals!

Cutting edge fashion!

I am so excited for this evening's fashion sale at Guillotine. Do come along, warm your bellies with gluhwein and hot bread, gossip and shop till you drop dolls! Also open on Friday, and Saturday.

After the sale I might just take my man to Mythos, for some melt-off-the-bone Kleftiko and delicious mezze:

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

So much to say, where do I start...

A delicious welcome to Toni and my blog, talking about the stewing pot of our lives...we hope to add a sprinkling of spice to yours with our anecdotes and tried and tested culinary life experiences

What wouldn't you pair with an avo?

It's perfect on pizza, jazzes up a simple salad, and is simply delicious scooped out with a splash of lemon juice and a grinding of salt.