Brussels Sprouts, nothing divides the family at Christmas quite like them. I’m not sure that any other veg consistently arouses quite a reaction: ‘urghhh’; ‘None for me’ (said with a grimmace); ‘You’ve got to have sprouts at Christmas’. I don’t think it’s quite as clear cut as saying you either love them or you hate [...]
In the middle of moving house it suddenly dawned on me that we needed to eat – and I had made no plans for such a thing. Luckily, on opening the fridge, I was reminded that we had some chicken which had been meant for an impromptu barbecue we’d intended to have the night before [...]
With the lovely hot weather we’ve been having recently I must confess I haven’t felt much like cooking. I’m sure I’m not alone in that and if, like me, you’re feeling you really should actually cook something but want something summary and don’t feel like spending hours in the kitchen this dish may appeal.
I was really very pleased with how this turned out when I put it together for dinner last night, using leftover roast chicken and stock from the carcass. Chicken and chorizo is a great combination anyway, and the base rosemary flavour was a very complimentary backdrop. Whilst there wasn’t a great deal of flavour from the watercress it gave a really good texture and colour to the dish.
This pasta dish was just what we needed tonight to fill us up and warm us through.
I saw the first of the autumn leaves this morning as I walked to work. They were crisp and golden on the ground and there were so many of them, yet when I looked up the trees were still green, just speckled with red where the leaves were turning. We’re on the cusp of the changing seasons, in a hybrid time which finds us enjoying an Indian Summer one day and wrapping ourselves up warm the next. But those fallen leaves signalled the real start of Autumn for me and in celebration of this wonderful time of year I give you this dish, which I put together for dinner tonight. Read post.