If you haven’t got Nina Olsson’s book “Bowls of Goodness” yet this post is the answer why you should have! I was very exited when Nina sent me a copy of her brand new book and couldn’t wait until I could try one of her recipes. Right after I started turning the pages, I stumbled upon one of the very first recipes. Buckwheat porridge with pear and rhubarb compote!
Autumn season is good not the only for it’s seasonal produce but also for holidays! And as Halloween and Bonfire Night are over this means that we can start to think about Christmas entirely.
I will not surprise you if I’ll say that winter holidays are my favourite! First of all Christmas means a chance for me to see family and friends. Everyone loves Christmas for it’s parties, and for me there is no better party then to spend time with the family. It means a cozy atmosphere, homemade food, family secrets and jokes. That’s why I was absolutely happy when Waitrose contacted me and asked to tell about hosting a Christmas party, making food for my guests and preparing my #HomeForChristmas. My thoughts and advices how to host your perfect Christmas party you can find out by checking my article in this week’s Waitrose Weekend magazine.
One of the meals which reflect my attitude towards good food are pies. I think it’s an excellent option for any party as you can make different filling, serve it either warm or cold, cut into many bites so everyone can try it.
Today I wanted to share one of my favourite pies with you – Onion pie, which I made with red onions and added a handful of dried cranberries which made this pie perfect for any Christmas party!
Here are some interesting thoughts about food. I am fond of homemade toothsome food, but I don’t like when it takes a lot of time to make it. Especially now, when I have a baby. In the matter of this I have some simple breakfast/lunch ideas which I just change every time by adding some new fruits or vegetables or chocolate!
One of those ideas is Scones. Simple. No a lot of products needed. And sure a timesaver!
These days I tried to remake one of my favourite pancakes with squash but adding sweet potato instead. It tasted similar but more delicate and I like it!
When I have no time for lunch I make bruschettas. Because they’re simple, nourish, you can use product leftovers and also you can always make it different and tasty in just 5 minutes! Amazing timesaver lunch!
I was thinking about mixing carrots and orange juice for a while and decided to make a tart tatin with it. As you know it’s an upside-down cake with caramelised fruits or vegetables, mostly with apples or pears. I made a vegetable tart tatin with beetroots and to be honest it is my very favourite tart!
This time I glazed sweet carrots with orange juice and sugar and got a brilliant result!
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I grabbed this recipe from my friend. It is amazing! It is not the simplest crepe recipe but it is worth the time to spend to make them. These crepes are so beautiful with all those little bubbles on the surface. Just look at the photos! Thanks to buttermilk they have sour-sweet taste and are pretty nourishing. They are perfect with autumn flavoured jams or just with honey and hot tea.
Few weeks ago I made these amazing autumn plum galettes and this week I decided to make classic ones with apples! I buy apples every Saturday at the local farmers market and then decide what to make with all of them. I use apples in pies, crumbles, salads. Today it is apple galettes. I added chopped walnuts into the dough and was delighted by the result!
I’ve made a huge amount of galettes this summer! The most of them were with strawberries or mixed berries. And I’m not over with making them. This week I have made wholewheat dough for my galette and filled it with seasonal English plums. I wrote a lot of times that I like how plums turn out in the bakery. And this time it worked as well. I also want to make an attention on this galette dough. It is amazing! Try it with apples, pears or mix all the seasonal fruits together. Use this recipe if you want to get crusty galettes.
Artichokes. These edible flowers are one of the most gorgeous vegetables for me. As tasty as beautiful! I love them just roasted and sprinkled with a lemon juice or with hummus. A week ago I’ve made a tart with artichokes and added a few roasted aubergines. They made the taste more sweet and tender. So buy some artichokes and grab the recipe!