Thursday, 27 November 2014

November 2014 Favourites List

Here is my Favourites List for November. It is hard to believe this time of the month has come again so quickly. My feet have barely touched the ground! Life is busy, but fun, which is why this month's observations will be very short indeed. 

This month's pictures are from my recent weekend in Amsterdam. Unbelievably on the 1st day of November, we were blessed with sunshine and warm temperatures. How things have changed in the last four weeks!

Life will change even more over the next four or five weeks as we prepare for the Christmas and New Year festivities. I hope that everything is well with you and yours. Enjoy the festive season and try not to get too stressed during the process of planning, present buying and parties.


Chicken wings are hand held heaven! Here is a hot and spicy Korean chicken wing recipe by Simon Majumdar:

Hunan style beef, marinaded then stir fried:

Veggie pasta supper by Angela Hartnett, farfalle with spinach, tenderstem broccoli, 
gorgonzola and walnuts:

Spaghetti squash hash browns; breakfast with a difference!

Macaroni Cheese: according Epicurious, cheddar is the best cheese to use, panko breadcrumbs with garlic and parmesan make the best topping, cream enhances the bechamel sauce and mustard power adds kick.

Gorgonzola and Leek Risotto (a recipe for sneaking extra veg into a meal):

Like "breakfast" bars? Here's how to make your own and achieve crunchy, crispy, chewy bars like you find in the shops...

Bill Granger recipes for chillier Autumn days: Pot-roasted chicken; Fettuccine with beef-rib ragu; Roasted sausages
Deena Kakaya's vegetarian Malaysian rice salad (nasi ulam):

Kavey makes an Autumnal soup with candied bacon! Butternut squash soup with bacon brittle here:

Articles/Know How:

Silly fun: hilarious joke names for food shops and eateries.

Many of us don't know how many calories are in our drinks... Why not make life more fun and compare how many jelly babies are in a pint?!

What does the word "curry" mean? The Spice Scribe investigates with input from Cyrus Todiwala, Asma Khan, Kavey & Mamta, and Food Urchin... among others!

The Spice Scribe finds out the favourite curry dishes of Cyrus Todiwala, Kavey, Food Urchin and others - plus a recipe from Kanthi Thamma for Gutti vankaya koora (Stuffed baby aubergine curry):


Soul Boys Of The Western World




The Good Wife (Season 1)

Peaky Blinders (Season 2)


Milky Chance - Sadnecessary

ABC - The Lexicon Of Love

What have you missed at Snig's Kitchen?

Autumn cooking and eating - 30 Days of Summer:

Gig review - Ella The Bird, Bush Hall (supporting Justin Currie):

Win tickets to the Christmas Foodies Festival (competition now closed): 

Please note: as with every monthly Favourites List, all of these items have been selected by me simply because I love them. I do not receive any money, benefits in kind or other incentive for posting these links or recommendations.

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