Monday, 20 August 2012

Beef Biryani


This is a rice-based curry dish that is cooked all in one pot. So there's not much washing up to do afterwards. A totally good thing when I've got a week off work to do other things...

Yesterday we went to Winchester, where I did my Fine Art degree. This would've been made a great little picnic meal, but our decision to go was only made first thing in the morning, so there was absolutely no time to do anything.

Sunday, 12 August 2012

Pesto Fusilli


The boyfriend came down to visit me last Monday and he's staying for four weeks. As I write this he's sat next to me getting increasingly frustrated with Little Big Planet. But's he's still not as frustrated as he was when I was playing along with him. I'm hopeless at some games, so I don't blame him.

However, I do succeed in making him nice food. Well, at least I like to think I do, and that his nods and mmmm's of approval are sincere. Yeah. Of course he likes my food. And I'm currently turning his attention to pesto.

Saturday, 4 August 2012

Black Cherry Jam Roly Poly


Along with spotted dick, bread and butter pudding, apple crumble and chocolate sponge, jam roly poly is one of those desserts that sends my thoughts straight back to school meals. It's nostalgic food. 

Along with the chicken kiev, Angel Delight, Vienetta ice cream and prawn cocktail, roly poly was really a food of the 70's and 80's. But in the British food revival of recent years it seems to have been forgotten about. And what a shame.