A selection of my latest bakes

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Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Minted Hommus

As promised Minted Hommus (bottom of picture)

1 tin (400gs) chickpeas.
1/2 teaspoon finely grated lemon zest.
2 tablespoons tahini.
2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice.
2 tablespoons evoo.
1 teaspoon ground cumin.
2 teaspoons finely chopped fresh mint (plus some for decoration)

Drain the tin of chickpeas and save the liquid for later.
Blend all the ingredients in a blender.
Taste now and if you wish you can add more lemon juice or more mint.
If it is too thick, add a little of the liquid from the tin.
Put in to a serving bowl and chill until needed.

Lemon Aiola.

Lemon Aiola (on the right of the picture)

1/2 cup Mayonnaise (I used shop bought)
1/2 cup Greek-style Yogurt.
1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice.
1/2 teaspoon finely grated lemon zest.
1 clove garlic, crushed.

Mix all ingredients together in a bowl. Transfer to serving bowl and chill until needed.
Could it be simpler? For a very tasty and moreish dish. Ideal with fish and/or prawns.

Sunday afternoon nibbles.

What can be better than lazing around on a Sunday afternoon with a drink or two, a few friends and something delicious to nibble on.
Here we have hard boiled eggs on a bed of coloured lettuce leaves, mixed nuts and dried fruit sprinkled with Cajun spices, bread sticks, plain wafer biscuits, lemon Aiola, minted Hommus and Dahl.
Here is the recipe for my quick and easy Dahl http://pinkbytes.blogspot.com/2009/01/quick-and-easy-dahl.html
Lemon Aiola and Minted Hommus coming very soon. Watch this space.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Tiddy Oggies and Steak and Kidney Pies

Tiddy Oggies (Cornish Pasties) and Steak and Kidney Pies. My mum has been cooking up a storm again. With three hungry men in the house, this happens very often, much to the delight of my dear Dad.
Dad has been very unwell of late, and lost a lot of weight. So what better way to try and get it back on again, than with his all time favorite TIDDY OGGIES.
So sorry, but no recipe, Mum would not give it to me. But I am sure if you *Google* you will find a nice recipe there. I have, and found loads.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

So sorry for being absent

Due to lack of mojo and my parents being very sick, I have not posted on here for a long time.Visiting them in hospital, buying a new car and getting used to it has kept me away mostly. And the fact that I lost my blogging mojo.
They are well on the road to recovery now, thank goodness. (Hi Mum and Dad)
The new car is a Ford Fiesta Zetek and I am very pleased with it indeed.
I have been doing some cooking and hopefully in a few days will be able to blog about them.