The blog has not been as neglected as it seems - I've been filing recipes away in my head but the kitchen was such a dark and horrible place while it was under construction, my head is firmly where most things stayed.
A few weeks ago we found the light - in that the windows finally went in. It's astoundingly fantastic and I'll have to try to get a super cool picture of the house at night, with the glass box illuminated.
We had a woodburner installed at the start of this week and the guy who did it assumed that we were designers because he thought our house "wasn't an ordinary punter's house" - I felt very proud.
Now that the cooking is back in full force, I am getting pictures in on my proper camera. Adventures in food to start back up again soon.
In the mean time, I wanted to share my newest excitement:
We got an organic veg box (in-season veggies delivered to your door by a local producer) for the first time the other day and so far I’m loving it because it’s giving me veggies I’ve never used before – specifically in this case, chard, eggplant and fennel.
I’m going to put the eggplant in a moussaka but for the chard and fennel I took to the internet to find something. Very interestingly, both times have come up with Alice Waters recipes, which is what I’ve followed.
The fennel was caramelised and topped a salad.
The chard was combined with kale in a gratin - Alice's recipe with my tweaks to follow soon.