What are we all having for dinner?

You all seem to be such proficient chefs. Well here is a place to share some of that cooking knowledge. Or do you have a cooking problem? Ask away. Jams and chutneys go here too.
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Re: What are we all having for dinner?

Post: # 229053Post greenorelse
Mon Apr 18, 2011 4:43 pm

Yesterday evening we had herby wild garlic soup with fresh spelt bread and some salad that didn't even know it had been picked yet.

Does anyone else swoon at the smell of wild garlic? :smilebox:
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Post: # 229083Post Arbor
Mon Apr 18, 2011 9:04 pm

Wild Garlic soup sounds amazing - any chance of a recipe?

Our tea tonight was homemade Sweetcorn and Macaroni Cheese and Swedish Glace icecream.

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Re: What are we all having for dinner?

Post: # 229188Post greenorelse
Tue Apr 19, 2011 1:32 pm

It's relatively simple arbor - we took a recipe from a wild foods cookbook.

Gather a bucket/big bag full of leaves and stems (the bulbs can go in if you like a very strong garlic flavour - we didn't bother on this occasion), wash, chop and cook in stock or water with two or three of your favourite herbs (we used basil, thyme and oregano!!) and a couple of bay leaves, plus some cloves in one of those tea balls, to make it easy to fish them out.

Once cooked (maybe 15 minutes or so) we removed the cloves and bayleaf and blended half of the soup with salt and black pepper and mixed the gloop back in.

There's a lot of soup from a bucket full of garlic leaves; it could serve about 6-8.

Served with a sprinkling of our "parme sham" - mixed up yeast flakes, ground almonds and salt.

When we do it again, we'll going to add a couple of well-chopped potatoes as the recipe turned out a little thin for my taste, more like an onion soup consistency. Still delicious though. The recipe called for an egg or two swirled into it but who needs eggs.

Here's a good few wild garlic recipes.

Wild garlic smells stronger than cultivated garlic when raw but is not as strong as it when cooked, so adjust usage accordingly. Some wild garlics are stronger than others, so chew on a leaf first: gorgeous.
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Re: What are we all having for dinner?

Post: # 229207Post zaxdog
Tue Apr 19, 2011 5:33 pm

Tonight for us is: penne pasta with meatballs in a tomato and herb sauce with (wild) garlic baugette! OH is making it and I am lazing on the couch with mild sunburn :(

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Post: # 229290Post Green Aura
Wed Apr 20, 2011 8:38 am

Pasta, chevre and spinach - with a dollop of olive oil for good measure.
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Re: What are we all having for dinner?

Post: # 229294Post greenorelse
Wed Apr 20, 2011 9:08 am

Just thinking about what I can make up tonight: we have brown rice, cooked soya beans, some lovely warm but not burning chillies, leeks, tomatoes plus a few other bits and pieces. They're all organic. I might add some nettle tops.
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Post: # 229316Post grahamhobbs
Wed Apr 20, 2011 12:15 pm

This time of the year, following a few weeks of nettles recipes, it is thinking up different ways to eat asparagus, last night enjoyed the warm weather and had supper of asparagus and eggs cooked on the allotment with friends. The nice thing about growing your own is you go through these phases of veg as they come and go in season, although this can be punctuated by things like the occaissional cauliflower, which even after years of gardening, still seem to appear suddenly and miraculously, so that provided a nice meal on Monday.

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Post: # 229793Post zaxdog
Sun Apr 24, 2011 6:49 pm

Yay a sausage supper is on the menu tonight :cheers:

Working outside tomorrow so I'll burning off all the deep frying calories :shock:

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Re: What are we all having for dinner?

Post: # 229797Post pelmetman
Sun Apr 24, 2011 7:27 pm

We use the BBQ all the time and tonight had lamb chops with (purple sprouting broc and asparagus from garden) new potatoes with onions and garlic, all done on BBQ. For after rhubarb again cooked on BBQ.

Our neighbours have always thought us a bit odd when they smell the BBQ, on a good year we have lit up on Boxing Day.

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Sun Apr 24, 2011 7:56 pm

BBQ for us too - again. tonight we had sirloin steak, bacon, and sausages. with potato salad and pickles etc
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Sun May 01, 2011 8:54 pm

Veggie burgers here!

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Fri Jun 10, 2011 10:25 pm

Here's one I'd like to share,it turned out great!

A simple summery salad,great with any spicy dish as a refreshing counterpart.

Equal amounts of finely sliced iceberg lettuce,honey melon and cucumber.
A drizzle of lemon juice,hint of black pepper and a generous amount of freshly chopped thyme.

Aye,it was clean out the leftovers time again :lol:
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Re: What are we all having for dinner?

Post: # 253176Post cideristhefuture
Sat Feb 04, 2012 6:58 pm

Winter warmers. What are we all having in the cold weather?

Tonight, cast iron pot - chucked in a free range chicken, onions and spuds, parsnips and carrots put in half an hur before cooked and 5 mins before pulling it out a large chung of savoy. Thick gravey from the juices.

Bread to rise in the hearth in the morning, eat while hot....

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Re: What are we all having for dinner?

Post: # 253180Post Green Aura
Sat Feb 04, 2012 9:12 pm

Baked sea bass, jacket spud and red sauerkraut. Mmmmm
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Re: What are we all having for dinner?

Post: # 253199Post bonniethomas06
Sun Feb 05, 2012 10:48 am

I missed this post, we have got in a real cooking rut lately, so I am all up for a bit of inspiration. Roast lamb for us tonight, not very exciting admittedly, but our lamb and our own spuds and kale. Mmmmm
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