Friday, 1 August 2014

Word of the Week - Food

Posted by Rosie

The Reading Residence

Food

fuːd/
noun

any nutritious substance that people or animals eat or drink in order to maintain life and growth.



Without actually planning it the blog developed a foodie theme this week - from pizza vending machines, via pavlova, through energy saving cooking utensils and on to ratatouille every post had a food related theme.  Food has also taken up much of my time this week - produce is coming in thick and fast from the garden now so as well as freezing the excess I have been busy cooking.  

This week I have made the following for the first time:

I have also made for later: passata (bottled), jam and baked red cabbage (frozen).

How fabulous is the colour of this red cabbage?

I prepared first night supper for guests - lasagne, salad and pavlova and fed a steady stream of visiting children with iced buns.

And if that wasn't enough I have been busy adding new ideas to my "Food of the Future" board - recipes I want to try pretty soon.  Oh and I worked out you can make a passable gravy from scratch in the microwave when the gas runs out.

Yes, definitely a food week!

Have you cooked something new this week? Or can you recommend something else I can do with red cabbage as I still have several more in the garden!

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  1. Definitely the word for you this week! I'd only think of coleslaw, too - bubble and squeak any good with red cabbage? Hope you find something! Thanks for sharing with #WotW x

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    1. Red cabbage bubble and squeak may well work - I'll give it a go!

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  2. Mmmmm Food, this is a word that I like :-) its great when you can incorporate homegrown produce into the menu x #WotW

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  3. What a great word! Sounds like a fun week x

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  4. Ohh yum! Sounds like a tasty week! I do like the sound of the Elderflower and Cucumber Lollies!

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    1. The boys have not tried them yet - I hope they like them.

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  5. Berry swirl ice-cream sounds...YUMMY!!!!!!!!!! #WotW

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    1. I am going to try and make it again and write the recipe down this time!

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  6. That red cabbage looks beautiful. Coleslaw is always a winner, otherwise the only other way I can easily think of for it raw is very finely sliced, stuffed in a pitta with BBQ-ed meat a la kebab shop style :)

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    1. Sounds good and I have some pittas in the freezer.

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  7. Baked with apple and a dash of red wine works well - would that freeze?

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    1. That is similar to what I already do so it should freeze - thank you!

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