Saturday, 1 August 2020

From Garden to My Kitchen

Come Monday, it is the start of my annual leave (again).  Some of you may remember I took a week off early last month, truth is by the time I started to unwind and relax, it was time to go back to work; and then on returning, I was off sick for a few days.  So I think, my body is telling me something, so I have taken off another full week off work for some self-care and reflection. 
This is also to say, I don't have very much in the way that is new or from the supermarket to share, so here are some things mostly from my garden and homemade. 
Runner Beans turned into 
Pasta Dinner
A puff pastry tartlet topped with courgettes and pea cream cheese base.
Homegrown peas.
Some turned into a Pea and Basil Spread/and or Dip.
I also made these Pea, Feta and Mint Crescents bookmarked from Green Seasons Cookbook by  Rachel Demuth
An old favourite Roasted Purple and Green Climbing Beans with Couscous adapted from a  Denis Cotter recipe.
I found a packet of vegan Chorizo Sosmix 
And made Vegetarian Chorizo Scotch Eggs
Here they are coated with Panko ready to be deep fried.
Our neighbour knocked on the door and gave us a ramekin of homemade hummus.  He told us the recipe came from Yotam Ottolenghi and Sami Tamimi.  It was wonderfully flavourful.  
In my brothers kitchen, foraged cherries.  He sent this picture to me through his mobile phone.
I also found these crisp packets in one of the cupboards, they were given to me a while back.  They were terrible, that is all I am saying about them. 

 am sharing this post with Sherry's Pickings who host the In My Kitchen series

25 comments:

  1. Your food all looks very delectable! I have always been curious about scotch eggs, and I envy your garden-fresh pea pods. I hope your time off refreshes you.

    be well... mae at maefood.blogspot.com

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  2. hi shaheen
    thanks heaps for joining in this month. Love the look of that tartlet and it sounds delish. lovely produce too. and i adore hummus so that would be a winner! keep safe! xx

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  3. Haha! I love that final paragraph! 🤣
    Your cous cous dish and crescents look particularly attractive but great to see so much of your home-grown veggies being served up.
    Enjoy your leave. I feel like it’s even more needed than usual while we’re working from home. Look after yourself

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    1. Thank you Belinda. I will try, i think i am either depressed or stressed, i need to unwind and switch off and its hard to do :(

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  4. Wonderful green dishes (made me miss Eat Your Greens) and great produce. Enjoy your week off!

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    1. Thank you VegHog. Miss Eat Your Greens too.

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  5. Love the photos - most of it looks so delicious and, while I do like crisps, if they were old, maybe they were stale?
    xx

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    1. Thank you so much Joy.
      The crisp were in date and not stale, they were just not very pleasant to eat.

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  6. I'm so glad you could take another week at home!!!! You sure deserve it!
    Love your pasta dinner!
    How is the chorizo mix?
    AH.... Walker's crisps... you make me nostalgic of my trips to the U.K. ... Remember loving the marmite flavour (of course i was the only one loving them in the family so i did not have to share ;-) ) ... and the thaï flavour
    Enjoy!

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    1. Thanks so much Ephee.
      Totally recommend the chorizo mix if you can get it. I have plans on using the remainder as intended for vegan sausages.
      Oooh i love marmite! They are selling Marmite peanut butter here, i would be tempted to buy some but then i always have both peanut butter and marmite at home,so can make it myself.

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  7. thanks for joining in shaheen! those crisps look weird and interesting :-) I love cherries but cherry season is many months away... Hummus = yum! love your tartlet too.
    cheers
    sherry

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  8. Lots of fantastic food coming out of your kitchen. I love all the different ways you use up your garden produce.

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  9. Cherries! One of my absolute favourite fruits. Am planning a few fruit trees for the allotment and at least 2 of them will have to be cherry. Hope you're feeling better after your week off.

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  10. Love all the fresh produce and that hummus and pea/basil spread look amazing!

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  11. Your food looks great. I have a very similar philosophy and buy very few things from the supermarket, only staples. Thanks good ness for my garden, and frozen fruits from last autumn. what a shock the last picture was- and had to laugh. Yes, sometimes IMK can highlight too much packet food and junk food and fat stuff.

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    1. Thank you so much for your lovely comment Francesca.

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  12. I hope your second lot of leave does not result in you being sick, but rather refreshed. Great produce from your garden and such a pity you could not get the cherries! I've popped in via #IMK and thought I would let you know that International Scone Week is coming up soon. It would be great if you could take part. Tandy | https://tandysinclair.com/international-scone-week-2020/

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    1. Thank you Tandy for coming by and the kind words. Thanks for letting me know about International Scone Week, I will def. make an effort to join in this time having missed out the last few times.

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  13. Those beans and peas look amazing and what a vibrant green colour! I find things like fresh produce are giving me little bursts of energy in this generally melancholic time, hope your time off is restful

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