A treat today, but something I could happily eat all sunmer long. By the way, I use Maris Pipers for this very soft mash, but a waxy-fleshed potato such as Charlotte would be good too; unorthodox, but capable of giving an even smoother, more velvety mash.
I need something to quell my avocado-toast habit. That moment when I take an avocado, skin, stone and smash it, stir in a little olive oil, coriander and salt, then slather it on toasted sourdough. Nothing wrong with that, other than the regularity with which it replaces lunch or even dinner.
I need something less soft and green, something with a heart, soul and balls. So today, I toast a thin slice of sourdough over which I pour olive oil, then add ‘nduja, the spreadable, spiced Italian sausage available from supermarkets and Italian grocery shops. Put it back under the grill, I then calm its chilli heat down with a thick slice of soft, chalky white goat’s curd.
Read A very hygge Thanksgiving Part 1’s recipe here.
Though hygge is technically Danish in origin, these Nordic morning bowls will bring cosiness, calm and comfort in the darker days to come. How can you work this into your Thanksgiving plans? Don’t worry, we’re not insisting you serve this along side your grandmother’s lengendary cranberry sauce. This glorious spin on porridge would be a great way to start Thanksgiving day. Get in something warming and filling that will power you through the morning (or until 3pm when the feasting commences).
In honour of our American friends celebrating Thanksgiving this week, we think everyone could use a little hygge time to hit refresh. So dust those counter tops. It’s time to make a little mess in the kitchen and summon a little inspiration for the festive season ahead. Read more…
If, like us, you’re planning on an indoor picnic for Mother’s Day (‘what a *fantastic* idea’ we hear you cry in unison), we’ve got three bespoke Mother’s Day Hummingbird recipes for you to download from Cake Days. Each of them are easy to make, beautiful to look at, and most of all, will be tasty (and impressive). Just click below to view or download recipes for:
Blueberry crumble loaf, rose cupcakes and custard and cinnamon tart!
All the roasting can be done while you get on with the leeks and greens. If you’re pushed for time or just want an extra hour in bed on Christmas morn, then a good-quality shop-bought shortcrust will work just fine.
Happy Friday! Not only is today a #FoodFrom4th Friday, but it’s also #WOM4N, our month celebrating female writers; how better to celebrate both than to combine the two? We asked the lovely Anna Jones, author of A Modern Way to Eat, the vegetarian cookbook that provides unique, healthy and, most of all, mouth-wateringly delicious recipes, to provide you, or equally lovely readers, with personalised recipes. Anna has picked some of our favourite requests and written them up: Read more…