Friday, March 25, 2011

oh my,

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One of my friends is one of those friends that you pretty much talk about nothing but food with. It's funny, it's like forget everything else, lets discuss all things food. I love it.
I'm pretty sure we were remarking on all the goodness that is cheese, where she told me that 'I must absolutely try this, you'll love it!' So I decided to attempt it one afternoon, I think her version involved brie where I went with camembert, but she was right. I loved it. Like a lot.

baked camembert
1 250g disk of camembert
1 unthawed sheet of puff pastry
2-3 tbsp red chili jam/jelly
half a handful of walnuts

Preheat the oven to 350d. On a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, lay the puff pasty sheet out and place the cheese in the middle. Spread the chili jam or jelly on the cheese, this can be quite thick, and top with the walnuts. Bring in each corners of the pastry (feel free to do a fancy fold, if you know any or cutting to get a little bit of a more elegant effect), just bring one corner over the other to cover the cheese, brush with an egg wash and place in the oven for 15-20 minutes or until it has browned.
I scooped up the gooey goodness with cucumbers, but feel free to use whatever... apple slices would be amazing.

Happy weekend all!

Sunday, March 20, 2011

beet goodness


Sorry for being a little mia lately, got a little busy there, but I have been working on lots to share that will be coming up very soon. So for now I leave you with some pretty amazing roast veg. Well it's really only one veg, beets. Yellow and candy cane beets. These have got to be my favorite if not only for the amazing colours, but for the fact that there is no pink fingers! Well maybe not completely, the candy cane variety isn't totally stain proof.

roasted beets
6 medium size beets, quartered
2-3 tbsp olive oil
2-3 tbsp white balsamic vinegar
salt and pepper to taste

Place everything in a baking dish and mix to coat (feel free to add some fresh herbs like oregano or thyme). Cover with tin foil and place in a 350 d oven for 25-30min or until slightly soft when poked with a fork. You can take the tin foil off about 5-10min before so it will allow for some browning.

garlic yogurt
1 cup of plain yogurt
1/2 a clove of garlic finely chopped
1 tbsp olive oil
salt and pepper to taste

Mix all ingredients together, cover and let sit in the fridge while the beets are roasting since the longer it sits the better it tastes.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

pancake day

pancakes

Today is pancake day my friends! Anybody else going to partake in a little pancake treat? If you are what's your favorite topping for these fluffy round delights? Are you gonna go classic with maple syrup? Or maybe lemon and honey? Or maybe even take it more savory then sweet?
I was totally looking forward to this today, that is until I woke up with a mega headache and lost the craving.... maybe tomorrow then.

If your looking for a pancake recipe try this.