HagelToast - tales from a tiny kitchen

Strange to see how a good dinner and feasting reconiles everybody. Samuel Pepys

Monday, January 30, 2006

don't have a cow man!

Friday night i went for simple and filling
I sliced some thin frying steak and coated it in a mixture of flour, cajun spices and paprika, before frying it, and then chucked it onto spaghetti, with i mixed up with ricotta, fresh minced coriander, garlic and green pesto.
All in one bowl, eat in front of the TV. Perfect for a friday night. The only things i'd say are, it's not very pretty, but then, comfort food, so who cares, and it was a bit dry, I think a combination of ricotta and creme fraiche (sp?) might work better, in the meantime, beer combated the dryness nicely.

Sunday I attempted roast beef, I have only tried this a couple of times without much joy, this time was much better, although well done, rather than medium, the beef was very nice, and to give it a bit of flavour i poured cajun rub over the top before cooking, as the fat melted through the meat it carried the flavour with it so every mouthful was permeated with a light spiciness. Chuck yorkshire puds, roasties and gravy on with a few mixed veg, and everyone is a happy bunny.

Thursday, January 26, 2006

Winter Warmer

I got home last night at about 8, having had a class after work, so didn't want to cook. Instead i heated up leftover beef stew (micro's fine from frozen) which was devoured happily with bread and butter. Left me feeling, warm, full and content.
I will post the stew recipe later, don't have it handy at the moment.

Wednesday, January 25, 2006

simple pleasures

I think we underestimate the pleasure of really simple food.
Last night i got home hungry and cut myself a thick crust off a fresh white split tin loaf of bread, smeared it generously with anchor spreadable and sat in front of the TV to eat. Bliss. Seriously, it was perfect, the crust was crusty, the bread was soft and white and the spread was delicious. Couldn't have been happier.

Tuesday, January 24, 2006

Talking about food

I love food, I love to eat, I recently re-discovered how much i love to cook, so rather than just obsessing about eating and taking no real pleasure from it I recently decided to get back into cooking poperly and really taking pleasure from food.

Since i have been having so much fun cooking and experimenting I also thought i'd add to the countless food blogs out there, and give you Toast for your Tum.

Here i shall record the recipes I am cooking, where they came from, how easy they are to follow and how much we (myself and my helpful guinea pigs) enjoyed eating them.

Before I get stuck in i'd like to say, I have a tiny kitchen, in poor condition, and virtually no surface left now I have a kettle a small microwave and a coffee maker. Non of this is gonna stop me. In fact as i gradually improve my kitchen i shall record all that info here too so you can follow my progress.