Day 324 – Croque Monsieur…

We are great fans of Masterchef and watch every episode. Last night, Marcus Wareing set the contestants a challenge to cook a traditional Croque Monsieur – essentially a cooked ham, cheese and cheese sauce sandwich, so I decided to have a go and try it myself tonight. Remembering the method from last night it didn’t turn out too badly…

Croque Monsieur – iPhone

Day 316 – Stirring It Up…

It’s become a tradition in our house that we make chutney every year just before Christmas. We enjoy it with cold meat and cheese, but it makes a welcome home-made gift for friends. We also make flavoured vodka and gin, but that’s another story…

Christmas Chutney – iPhone

Day 261 – An Indoor BBQ…

The weather hasn’t been good enough today for our planned BBQ, but that didn’t stop us having the food we planned – sausage kebabs with peppers, tomatoes and home-grown courgettes. Whereas most folks would just randomly pile the elements on to the skewers, in our house it’s an exercise in precision assembly – note the symmetry!

Sausage Kebabs – iPhone XR

Day 257 – All Rise…

I usually make bread in the bread making machine – it’s just a question of popping the ingredients in, switching the machine on, and there’s a decent loaf of bread two hours later. No artificial ingredients and it tastes better than shop bread. Today I decided to make bread rolls – not bad for a first attempt – maybe a bit on the large side and with wholemeal flour perhaps a little ‘heavy’. Definitely edible though…

Homemade Bread Rolls – iPhone XR