Saturday, 6 August 2011

Rosemary and Garlic Roast Lamb

Another easy thing to cook. My favourite flavours are rosemary and garlic- they are so versatile, good for the summer and winter- amazing with homemade potato wedges.

Rub the lamb with olive oil in a big roasting tin. I have sliced  some leftover garlic butter and put that onto too. Stab it all over so you can pop in garlic cloves and sprigs of rosemary. Season with salt and pepper. Slow roast for ages(!). Eat- this is even nice to eat from the tray with bread.

Thursday, 4 August 2011

Chocolate Strawberries

Always a winner with my friends. So simple, but dunking strawberries into posh chocolate and letting them chill in the fridge impresses everyone when they come to my house. Especially indulgent when served with M&S croissants and champagne for breakfast!

Tuesday, 2 August 2011

Cheesy Stuffed Baked Potatoes

My dad can sometimes be a questionable cook. He has been known to produce garlic scrambled eggs, worcester sauce on bread and the occasional broccoli with accidental caterpillar. However, sometimes he gets is spot on. When I was young, he used to make cheesy baked potatoes, where you bake the potatoes, scoop out the insides and mash with a great pile of cheese and butter, return to the skins and bake a bit more. I love this combo. But I have tried to add my own twist to it.

Cheesy stuffed baked potatoes:

Do as above, but to the cheesy mix add fried pancetta, steamed spinach, in fact any other things in the fridge. I have used mushrooms, feta cheese, red onions, cherry tomatoes... But the pancetta and spinach seems to be the winner so far.

I make these in bulk for lunches. Everyone in the staff room at work is jealous when I have these- they smell delicious and taste even better the next day.

Monday, 1 August 2011

Roast Cherry Tomatoes

One of my favourite things to eat are cherry tomatoes with loads of salt. I have only recently begun eating tomatoes- which now sounds crazy and I can't believe I have been missing out for years!

Roast cherry tomatoes:

Easy peasy- put the tomatoes (my favourite are pomodorino tomatoes) with lashings of olive oil in a tray with loads of sea salt and pepper. Slow roast for about an hour. Eat and be happy.