My kitchen diary
My Christmas present to myself this year was Nigel Slater’s cookbook, The Kitchen Diaries. I love Slater’s approach - simple, fresh ingredients, regular local shopping, and where possible, growing your own.
Tonight I made basil and bocconcini stuffed beef tomatoes, with toasted bread and olive tapenade. I would have photographed it but I forgot and ate it up so quickly there was nothing left to snap!
New Year’s Eve I made a delicious herb and barley broth, threw in the last of the dark meat leftovers from Christmas and served it with some really simple soft turkish bread.
There’s lots of leftovers so lunch is sorted, and with the insides of the tomato I made up some Spanish rice, which is a great accompaniment for mains this week.
Every now and then I’ll post my own kitchen diary posts here, reflecting my journey towards buying more local, cooking from fresh, feeding the family more healthily, and who knows, maybe even growing my own!