Monday, 21 June 2010

Notebook Monday




-The Amarula sunset cocktail



A generous measure of Amarula, a scoop of vanilla icecream, a handful of strawberries.
Blend together
Serve in a martini glass 
Garnish with a fresh strawberry.




-Yummy spring/summer meals

1) Mix feta with a spicy herb dressing, some garlic and stuffed olives.
Add to a salad of: couscous, diced cucumber, red onion, cherry tomatoes and a drizzle of olive oil.

2) Cheesy mash, sausages, watercress and ketchup.

3) Sausage and red peppers in a spicy tomato sauce with olive oil mash.

4) Chicken (or veggie style pieces) with pasta in a tomato, courgette and broad bean sauce, serve with rocket and pumpkin seeds.

5) Stuff a fillet with goats cheese and chives, serve with roast tomatoes and new potatoes.

6) Make a mustard and onion relish - serve hot or cold with sausages or burgers or put into a sausage and rocket sandwich:

2 tbsp oil/ 3 peeled and sliced onions/ 1 crushed garlic clove/ 3 tbsp muscovado sugar/ 4 tbsp red wine vinegar/ 2 tsp wholegrain mustard/ salt and pepper.

Heat oil in frying pan...add onions, garlic cook 1 min. Add sugar, vinegar and mustard...bring to boil and cook for 3 mins...season.

7) Serve chocolate brownie with raspberries and chantilly cream.





-Going on holiday soon?



Heres what to take on a plane:

)Thick socks
) A lightweight soft blanket...a pashmina or shawl is perfect
) Foam ear plugs
) Food Doctor unwind fruit and seed bar
) Bottled water





- Tip

To stop water boiling over in a pan: place a wooden spoon over the pan...simple!

xx

5 comments:

Lululiz said...

Yum, that cocktail sounds rather delicious, I wouldn't mind one of those ( hmm, not quite this early in the day though, lol )

elle thornton said...

The wooden spoon thing sounds genius - I'll try that. Your meal ideas are delish - I'm now craving cheesy mash and sausages.... L xox
PS I've had to change my blog address from beach hut to www.ellethornton.blogspot.com - think you have to stop following then click follow again, thanks x

Florence and Mary said...

I never get on a plane without a pashmina! I'm always so cold.

Victoria xx

maryannlucy said...

Sunny St Ives for me, but I think I can still smuggle in a pashmina! x

Lisa said...

Mmmmmm Amarula, not had one of those for ages!
Lisa x