In my kitchen were these green and purple cauliflower picked up direct from one of the growers at a farmers market. I made Savoury Black Sesame and Purple Cauliflower Cake with the purple cauliflower; and the other was made into a Green Quiche which I will share later in the week for Eat Your Greens food challenge.
These two baby pumpkins were left over from last month. I roasted them in a little oil and added them to a Peanut Curry. I found peeling them quite difficult.
These are the last of the cooking apples from the tree. Its been a good year with the fruit trees in the allotment garden plot this year.
I made two recipes from the BBC website, Dorset Apple Cake as shown above and Dorset Apple Traybake (not shown) and I must say, that both very delightful to eat and share. I want to be cheeky and call it Welsh Apple Cake, as the apples were from Wales, but I better not.
I have two cookbooks from the library: Mamushka and Kaukasis by Olia Hercules. I had wanted to make a few Georgian, Azerbaijan recipes from the Kaukasis: The Cookbook, but nowhere could I get my hands on Utskho-suneli known as blue fenugreek. I even went into the cities to seek this out, but no success, So, I had to source and order some on-line. It's expensive. I have 250g of it to use in the next two years to use it and share it. I better get on with making some of those recipes now.
There is a Workers Co-operative in Bristol called Essential Trading Co-operative, so many of the independent health shops in around here and beyond stock up on their goods. I picked up a few things from the health store the last time we were in Gloucester. I have Hibiscus Tea, sea salt, Chorizo Sosmix which I am looking forward to trying in some vegan sausage rolls. I also stocked up on vital wheat gluten that I recently used for my Seitan Cake. I also have some mushroom stock, many of the vegetarian and vegan recipes I have say to use vegan beef stock, I have never seen it being sold, so for me the mushroom stock is a good dark flavourful replacement.
We went to a supermarket and I was quite impressed with their vegan offering and picked up these Tofurky deli slices, we usually use Quorn brand. We picked up Hickory Smoked and Oven Roasted flavoured ones. I have to say, they were okay, I was not fully sold on the texture, it was too polished and shiny, if that makes sense - still I'd buy them again only if they were on special offer.
I am sharing this blog post with Sherry Pickings for In My Kitchen series, its a nice opportunity to take a peek into other bloggers kitchen.