Another month has flown past, hasn't it
It's assessment season for me and my students. Which means lots of work, some stress, doing one's best and fighting to keep on top of everything. I hope you will all wish my students the very best with their exams and assessments, as in the next month or so, they are taking some of the most important of the whole course.
In amongst it all, I'm trying to keep on cooking and eating, trying out new recipes and revisiting old favourites. Sometimes cooking is like meditation, a way of using your hands, working on something and being able to let go of the cares of the day. At other times, it feels like a creative process, which for me, makes it feel fulfilling and gives me a sense of achievement. I wonder if many people feel the same, or whether it feels like a bit of a chore. Having said that, I'm lucky that the inimitable Him Indoors is around to lend a helping hand, making it more of a joint enterprise!
Anyway, this month's collection of lovely stuff is accompanied by a selection of photos of recent home cooking escapades.
I hope you enjoy this post. I hope you are all well.
I wish my students best of luck in their assessments and exams! You've got this, my lovely students!
Making the last of the winter vegetables more exciting: potatoes and pork, beetroot salad, braised veggies, and Fritters for St Joseph's day: https://www.theguardian.com/food/2019/mar/17/joe-trivelli-exciting-new-vegetable-recipes
Four Spanish stews by Nieves Barragan Mohacho of Sabor Restaurant:
March means St Patrick's day! Here is a recipe for bangers and mash with a difference - with Guinness and onion gravy!
Here is Michelin starred chef Galton Blackiston's recipe for Yorkshire puddings: https://www.greatbritishchefs.
Pork schnitzel with caper beans, midweek supper for two:
Several upscale restaurants serve up Parmesan thins as part of the freshly baked bread stage of a meal. London's Gauthier has made theirs something of an art form: paper thin, and huge. But who knew they were this easy? https://www.recipesmadeeasy.co.uk/parmesan-crisps/
Chicken pot pie for the slow cooker. Because I'm feeling chilly, and this looks warming and delicious. From Janice Pattie: https://www.
Here are Yotam Ottolenghi’s recipes for Pancake day for Cheese crepes with honey, orange and pistachio, Turmeric crepes with spiced sugar and lemon and Kale and cheese pikelets: https://www.theguardian.com/
For Pancake Day (AKA Shrove Tuesday or Mardi Gras), the best ever pancake recipes from Olive Magazine - get your frying pan ready! https://www.olivemagazine.com/
We celebrated St David's Day, the Patron saint of Wales this past month. Here is a celebratory menu for Leek soup, Lamb stew with rosemary dumplings, Honey cake and classic Welsh cakes! https://www.bbc.com/food/
Food writing and articles:
Chandni Chowk in Southall and Sichuan Grand in Stratford sound well worth investigating. I can vouch for Moxon's Next Door in Dulwich. https://london.eater.com/platform/amp/2018/3/23/17156138/london-5-restaurants-recommended-where-to-eat-weekend
Why don't the Brits love quinoa? A foodie rant: https://www.deliciousmagazine.
How very civilised... a marathon with stops for cheese and wine. Only in France! https://metro.co.uk/2019/03/
What you might have missed at Snig's Kitchen:
My recipe blog post where I try to recreate one of my mum's weekend brunch dishes, Poha, a Bengali dish using Indian flattened rice: http://snigskitchen.blogspot.com/2019/03/poha-brunch-bengali-style.html
Bordeaux produces some of the world's greatest wines, so what can we expect from the 2018 vintage? I found out from the producers themselves: http://snigskitchen.blogspot.com/2019/03/grand-cercle-de-bordeaux-2018-en-primeur.html
She Drew The Gun - Memories of the Future
She Drew The Gun - Revolution of Mind
Aphex Twin - Collapse EP
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.