Tuesday, 30 March 2010
Sunday, 28 March 2010
Ingredients (serves six so we just halved the recipe)
- 3/4 cup pitted kalamata olives
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 garlic cloves
- 1 teaspoon lemon zest
- 1/4 cup mayonnaise
- 2 (6-ounce) cans tuna in olive oil, drained
- 1 (12-ounce) jar marinated artichokes, drained and coarsely chopped
- 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
- 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- 1 (16-ounce) ciabatta bread, halved horizontally
- 1 tomato, diced
Puree the olives, oil, garlic, and zest in a food processor until smooth and spreadable. Blend in the mayonnaise. Toss the tuna, artichokes, lemon juice, and pepper in a medium bowl, keeping the tuna in small chunks.
Hollow out the bottom and top halves of the bread. Spread the olive puree over both cut sides of the bread. Spoon the tuna and artichoke mixture onto the bottom half of the bread. Sprinkle the tomatoes over. Cover with the bread top. Cut the sandwich crosswise into 6 pieces and serve.
Saturday, 20 March 2010
Friday, 19 March 2010
Monday, 15 March 2010
Pork escalopes... I just used some pork loin steaks I found in the shops and then beat them heavily with a rolling pin.
1 Beaten Egg
Salt and pepper
Half an orange (juice and zest)
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1/4 tsp cloves
3 apples peeled and diced (1 cooking, 2 eating)
First make the apple sauce that goes with the schnitzel. Add the juice and zest of half an orange to a suacepan with a knob of butter. Melt the butter slowly and add the sugar and spices. Mix together. Once the butter starts to foam add the peeled and diced apples. Stick the lid on the pan and leave to simmer slowly until the apples become mushy (20 mins). To help it along you can smush the apples with a wodden spoon every once in a while.
I think a good addition might also be to have a cold cucumber salad on the side. Im not exactly sure what form this will take but I think it will involve cucumber strips (acheived by peeling the cucumber into strips), some salt and pepper, perhaps some dill and/or parsley, and finally some white wine vinegar. And then into the fridge (or freezer if you are running late).
Monday, 8 March 2010
We then went to the natural science museum and took a look at the wildlife photographer of the year exhibition (one our favourite things to see when in London). Finally we were pretty exhausted and took the train home but had to wait around in Paddington for a while. Once we got home we could barely move but think we managed to get in a game of Just Dance. Will post about the rest of her trip soon and post some movies our dancing escapades. I really enjoyed Vivi's birthday... and I think she did too. It was a treat to have her here with us.