23 August 2010

Simple Strawberry and Spinach Salad

A quick, easy side salad that's visually striking and very tasty.

Serves 4

Prep Time: 10 mins

Total Time: 10 mins


Ingredients:


Directions:


  1. Combine Oliver Oil, Balsamic Vinegar and Brown Sugar thoroughly.
  2. Place Spinach in a bowl and place Strawberries on top.
  3. Drizzle dressing over Strawberries and wait 5 minutes before serving.

21 August 2010

Mushroom Sauce

This rich sauce is great over steak or schnitzel.

Prep Time: 10 mins

Total Time: 15 mins


Ingredients:

  • 4 medium size mushrooms, thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • 1 1/2 cups beef stock
  • 2 tablespoons mushroom soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon red wine
  • 1 pinch sugar, if needed
  • salt and pepper

Directions:


  1. On a low heat, melt butter and add mushrooms, frying briefly.
  2. Add flour, stir until a paste is formed around the mushrooms with no lumps. Add more flour if paste is too liquid.
  3. Gradually add the beef stock, stirring.
  4. Add mushroom soy and red wine. Taste and add sugar if required to counter the wine, add salt and pepper.
  5. Cook on a low heat until reduced, stirring regularly.

8 August 2010

Rakott Krumpli

A Hungarian potato and egg casserole. Can be made using a white sauce instead of sour cream for a thicker, less oily dish.

Serves 4

Prep Time: 30 mins

Total Time: 1 hr

Ingredients:


Directions:


  1. Slice potatoes and eggs.
  2. Grease a baking dish.
  3. Place alternating layers of sour cream, potato, egg and speck until all used.
  4. Sprinkle grated cheese on top.
  5. Bake at 180 degress for 20 mins or until brown.

7 August 2010

Scarborough Fair Sandwich

This is a simple and delicious sandwich. Fresh herbs are absolutely essential! Also good with added basil. The butter creates a richer sandwich but can be omitted.

Serves 1

Prep Time: 5 mins

Total Time: 15 mins


Ingredients:

* 1 egg
* 1 teaspoon chopped fresh parsley
* 1 teaspoon chopped fresh sage
* 1/2 teaspoon finely chopped fresh rosemary
* 1 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme
* 1 teaspoon butter
* 1 tablespoon mayonnaise
* 2 slices bread

Directions:

1. Hard boil the egg (7-10 minutes) and remove the shell.
2. Roughly mash the egg and add butter, mayonnaise and herbs. Mix well.
3. Spread on bread and cover with other slice of bread. ;-).

Recipes ahoy!

There once was a lovely website called Recipezaar. I had an account on there, where I put up a few of my recipes. It was bought out, and is now called Food.com. It's different, and it put the wind of change up me. So I thought, now is a very opportune time to copy those recipes of mine onto my own site where I know they'll be safe and sound.