My good friend Johanna at Green Gourmet Giraffe was tagged to to a Top Ten Photos Meme. She has left it open, for her readers to take up the challenge and I thought, "Yes, I would like to do this meme!". Usually I just don't know what to say in a meme about myself, but my food photos, well they are much more interesting than I am, any day!
1 Raspberry, Carrot & Basil Smoothie
I made this smoothie with frozen fruit, but now that berries are in season again, there is no excuse not to make this again with fresh fruit.
2 Truffle Torte
Something a little less healthy and a little more wicked from the gorgeous James Martin. Boy do I love the twinkle in that man's eyes and he also does a mean dessert! This is my 'take along to parties' recipe, everyone loves chocolate and this is torte is unctuous!
3 Spicy Tiffin Eggs
It's picnic season and what could be better to pack in your hamper than these vegetarian scotch eggs?
I am trying to be very positive about the weather, in order to give it a bit of a push. It has rained and rained and rained, here in Scotland, but it should be picnic weather, so cross your fingers for us!
4 Beetroot Salad
5 Spinach & Feta Triangles or Spanakopita as they are known in Greece (Peter?)
More Picnic Food!!!!
6 Rhubarb & Orange Jam
Last Autumn, I really got into making preserves, so come March when rhubarb was beginning to appear, I just had to make some jam with it.
I am trying to ease Graham into liking rhubarb after a life long hatred of it and this jam certainly helped. I also sneaked some rhubarb into a Strawberry Fool with Rhubarb Goo, Strawberry & Rhubarb Crumble and Potato Salad with a Rhubarb & Balsamic Dressing. The potato salad has to be my favourite way to use rhubarb. It tastes so good, you have to try it!
OK, I am wittering! I knew this would happen, I do apologise :)
7 Pea Pesto.
This pesto recipe has become a firm favourite in this household and my yoga friend Hilary, is now addicted to it too! It is great on pasta, so I entered this recipe into Ruth's weekly Presto Pasta Nights, which is a fabulous line-up of pasta recipes, which are showcased every Friday night.
8 Mushroom, Potato & Aubergine Curry
Or curry in a hurry, as I like to think of it! This is the recipe I turn to if I want to make a quick, but satisfying meal and I just don't have time for grinding and toasting spices. I do so love mushrooms! I had to get a mushroom dish in here, somewhere :)
9 Chocolate & Pecan Cookies with a surprise inside
I obtained this recipe,*ahem* from Fruit Tart and they are amazing! They are officially my favourite cookies and my work colleagues love them too. Well, all except David the chocoholic! So,why is he in despair? Well, I keep forgetting to make a batch without nuts for him and he hates nuts in chocolate, whoops :P
I nearly forgot to tell you what the surprise inside is! It is a gooey caramel filling, courtesy of Nestle's Rolos. Of course, I keep my last Rolo for Graham.
10 Spicy Orange Soup
Or if truth be told, it is Spicy Butternut Squash Soup. I called it Spicy Orange Soup because of the beautiful colour, but on reflection this was just confusing for everyone!
This is my favourite and last photo, so now I will tag a few of the bloggers, whose photos I particularly admire.
Lucy at Nourish Me
Katy at Sugarlaws
Peter at Kalofagas
Wendy at A Wee Bit of Cooking
Ashley at Eat Me Delicious
Ricki at Diet, Dessert & Dogs
Spaghetti at A Forkful of Spaghetti