Newsletter #30 - February 2005
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Happy Cooking !
Florence Sandeman, Editor
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A space-age kitchen appliance that uses the principle of radar to locate and immediately destroy any food placed within the cooking compartment
This month's Features
Cooking by Country
Click the picture to find out about England's
culinary past and present plus lots of recipe
I know I'm probably a little biased, but English cuisine has got to be one of the most interesting cuisines in the world. Although it had a bad reputation for many years, I believe this is more down to many cooks' lack of skill at the time when tourists began to visit taking back their tales of woeful cuisine, rather than the food itself. And if you're into desserts and puddings you're in for a treat!
Also in this section, there's comprehensive information about a typical English dish and a widely used ingredient. Click the picture to go to the main page.
The English Speciality Dish BREAD & BUTTER PUDDING
The English Speciality Ingredient SUET
Ingredient of the month
Click the picture to find out all about Cornflour
plus lots of recipes
There's not actually that much to say about Cornflour in terms of history etc., however I feel this ingredient still merits a page of its own due to its unique properties in cooking.
If you have ever had problems with sauces going lumpy, then this wonderful ingredient will probably be your friend for life....not to mention it's gluten/wheat free.
A toss in the pan
is worth 2 in the hand
February 24th is Shrove Tuesday better known as Pancake Day. We have some lovely recipes for dessert pancakes and lots of savoury ones too including fillings of seafood, chicken, meat and vegetables.
Here in England we have a tradition of "tossing" pancakes in the air to turn them so the other side can be cooked. We even have races where people have to keep tossing a pancake in a frying pan while running to the finishing line. Of course, to win you must still have your pancake in the pan.
February 14th is Valentines Day. Prepare a wonderful romantic 3-course meal for your loved one.....and tell them you love them in 3 different languages. It's all here - Menu with step by step preparation guide complete with check boxes so you know you've done everything!
New and featured Recipes
V = Vegetarian GF = Gluten Free DF = Dairy Free
Coconut Carrots V GF DF
Citrus Sauce V GF DF
Coconut Sauce V GF DF
Dessert Fig Sauce V GF
Broccoli in White Wine Sauce V GF DF
Fijian Courgettes GF DF
Clapshot V GF
Onion Gravy DF
Bashed Neeps V GF
Stump V GF
Roast Potatoes with Rosemary V GF DF
Mushy Peas V GF
Pease Pudding V GF
DESSERTS & PUDDINGS
Brandy Syllabub V GF
Baked Egg Custard V GF
Couscous Pudding V DF
Portuguese Cream V GF
Creme Caramel V GF
Oeufs a la Neige V GF
CAKES AND BAKES
SOUPS AND STARTERS
Salada de Tomate V GF DF
Avocado Vinaigrette V GF DF
Savoury Mussels GF DF
Gingered Garlic Tofu V GF DF
Mushroom Stuffed Squash V GF DF
Braised Squid GF DF
Honeyed Pork Chops GF DF
Lamb Provencal GF DF
Lancashire Hotpot GF DF
Oregano Braised Lamb GF DF
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