GARLIC AND LEMON LAMB KEBABS

This recipe is from a Women’s Weekly Let’s Go Greek supplement.  I tend to think of kebabs as mainly being cooked on the barbeque, but this recipe cooks them in a pan and then the oven with the marinade poured over at the end.  It makes them an all year round feast, not just for summer barbeques.

 

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MANDARIN TART

As mandarins are now in season I thought it was worth sharing this recipe.  Using a ready made pastry case or creating one with pastry sheets would make this as it says ‘a quick dessert for the family’ also for visitors I reckon.

CREAMY POTATO AND CELERY SOUP

With the emergence of celeriac as a popular vegetable, celery is often now overlooked.  The two are different vegetables although from the same family.  Celeriac is not the root of the vegetable you buy called celery, it is a plant cultivated for its root or base instead of for its stalk or leaves like celery. Sadly I think celery is now very overlooked.  I use it in salads, casseroles and it’s great with cheese, but had forgotten about using it as a main element of soup until I found this recipe.  Try it and see what you think………….  (You could substitute rice or risoni for the sago.)

 

BEEF AND POTATO PAN PIE

I like the sound of this – steak, onion, mushroom and red wine topped with potato, don’t think you can go wrong with that combination.  I would suggest though that if you don’t have an ovenproof pan it would be better to transfer the meat to an casserole dish as I don’t think the potato cook all the way through under the grill.

EGG DROP SOUP – STRACCIATELLA

I always thought this soup was made with pasta, but obviously I was completely wrong.  Mum seems to have cut this from her bowls magazine back in the 80s, the reverse side has bowling results and an In Remembrance list of members who’d passed away.  Maybe like Mum they live on through their recipes too.

CHICKEN AND ALMONDS

This is an early version of homemade Chinese chicken and almonds, before woks were a common household utensil, before you could buy a chicken already cooked from the supermarket and before you could buy cooked rice from the freezer or shelf. A great example of how things have changed in the last 40+ years.