This recipe is for those who have a thriving vegetable patch and at crop of zucchinis about to ripen – every summer back in the 70s that was certainly the case. Although I’m not sure it is now. Back then there were plenty of slice and cake recipes to use them up and pickling them to serve with salads was another idea. If you haven’t got the homegrown variety this recipe only uses a kilogram so it wouldn’t be too expensive to buy them.
Although the heading on this recipe suggests serving it with grilled fish, roasted chicken, marinated chops or a mild beef curry, I think it would be a great accompaniment to Christmas leftovers. A touch of spice to go with turkey, pork or ham.
This is a fairly traditional recipe for a Christmas pudding and gives instructions about tying off the top of the pudding bowl with string. Mum always made a string handle to make it easier to lift out of the boiling water. Easy to do – lay a double thickness of string, long enough to go about 10cm over each side, across the bowl and catch it in when you tie around the bowl, then tie the overlap to secure the handle.
This recipe bring back memories of Mum in the kitchen peeling the cooked beetroot and the bright red hands she had afterwards. I think it tasted better than today’s tinned variety and if like me you really like beetroot, it’s worth doing – just make sure you wear gloves…………………
Curries have come a long way since this was published in 1997 and can require a lot more time and effort to cook, but this recipe does have a good blend of spices and is quick and easy to make.
These meatballs have lots of spices added, but the fruit (dried apricots and dried prunes), almonds and honey are really what give the dish its Moroccan flavour – and of course the couscous.
This is makes a great dessert served warm or cold with lashings of cream or ice cream.