Sunday 24th July 2011
I won’t be cooking much over the next few weeks as we are travel around visiting relatives, which is mostly a blessing (not cooking I mean 😉 ) but sometimes frustrating. But I will do my best to post the things I am able to make for Zephy.
In the meantime here’s something I made last week to finish up the last few bits in the fridge & freezer. Incidentally, I left my freezer with 2 pots of homemade stock – 1 pork & 1 chicken, 2 ice-cube trays which I though I’d lost & some lambs liver.
I’m very proud of myself. I am certainly not my mother’s son. 😉
I sweated the spinach and then mixed it with some raisins & crème fraiche. Scored the slab of pastry, about 1cm in from the edge & placed the spinach mixture inside the scored area. When it cooks the sides will rise up and the part with the filling will be too heavy to rise thus creating a nice little tartlet. I finished off the tarts with a little goat’s cheese & honey.
The rice was made with pilar rice and everything & anything I found in the fridge.
I asked Zephy what he was looking forward to food-wise in England.
“Playing tennis.” He replied. (One track mind. 😉 )
“No to eat, you wally!”
He thought for a bit.
“Fish & chips, yeah fish & chips.”
“ok…” I said. “…I’ll see what I can do.”