Wednesday, 30 January 2013

Cookery challenge January

The cookery challenge for December and January was :-

Photos of food you have made or eaten over the break.


For me the ingredients for memorable food are those that are freshly or traditionally prepared, made with love and eaten with family or friends, so choosing a few items to include here has been quite a task!
The first dish was at my nephews wedding on a very wet Saturday before Christmas, which despite the rain was a magical occasion. The Eton mess (above) was so beautifully prepared and is one of my favourite desserts.


Babsi from Country lovers sent us this traditional Dresden Stollen from Germany for Christmas.

Mary's Ginger Log a retro 70's pudding

Chocolate Marble cake made my daughter

Home-made bread. This recipe is so easy and  tasty you just need to mix the ingredients leave it overnight and cook in an enamel cast iron pot .It needs no kneading and the results seem to always be good!


 Home-made courgette and cheese soup and home-made wholemeal bread



We have a new pub/restaurant in Weymouth that specialises in home-made pies. This spinach and feta pie was fantastic.

What has been your most memorable food in the last 2 months ? Was it your Christmas meal or something else? Doesn't Christmas seem such a long time ago now! To see other participants see the following links:-


Lucent Imagery        http://www.lucentimagery.com/index.php/tag/cooking-club/ (cooking club founder)
Explody Full                                  http://explodyfull.com/category/cooking-club/
Adventures of the Ordinary   http://adventuresoftheordinary.wordpress.com/tag/cooking-club/
Christa to the Max                      http://christatothemax.wordpress.com/tag/cooking-challenge/
Polka Dot Pearls                          http://polkadotpearls.blogspot.com.au/search/label/cooking%20club 
Juanita Tortilla                             http://www.juanitatortilla.com/search/label/Cooking%20Club

If you are interested in joining future cookery challenges please contact Lucent above.

Sarah x

29 comments:

  1. As I scrolled down I was thinking, ooh yum I'll comment about that one. By the time I got to the bottom there were too many yummy things I could comment on! So, an overall big YUM! I agree that sharing food with family and friends is one of the great joys of life. xx

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  2. those chips are enormous! yummy post.
    Bec x

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    1. They were some of the best chips we have ever tasted too!

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  3. Oh wow my mouth is really watering now, there is nothing in the above photos which I wouldn't love, especially the homemade loaf!

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  4. Wow - that homemade bread looks amazing! I really need to invest in an enamel pot so I can make one.
    Megan.

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  5. I need a little bedtime snack now after seeing all that gorgeous food - you sure eat well in Weymouth - all I can remember of Christmas was our Cup a Soup Christmas Picnic Lunch it kind of sticks in my mind like it stuck in my throat. I'm coming to your house next year!! xx

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    1. That meal of yours was memorable for the wrong reasons! It made me smile previously when you recounted the strange looks your were getting from passers by while you were making your cup a soup in a car park on Christmas Day!
      Sarah x

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  6. Your homemade bread looks amazing! My breads NEVER turn out that nice!!

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    1. I'm sure if you tried this recipe you would have the same success -mine don't usually look that good!
      Sarah x

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  7. Hello Sarah:
    We absolutely agree about Eton Mess. Somehow that combination of strawberries and meringue is simply a marriage made in heaven. And, what a perfect pudding for the wedding, complete with heart decoration!

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    1. I agree the strawberries and cream is a marriage in heaven, why didn't I think of that when I was righting the post!
      Sarah x

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  8. Whauw Sarah, everything looks so yummy. I had eat my first pie in Australia and I like them very much. But the picture of your bread looks also very good. I like al you pictures maybe it comes I like food. I bake my one bread not every day but for some special days, and I like it to make some cakes oo I like cooking. Have a nice weekend Sarah, greeting Petra.

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  9. Good heavens what a LOVELY POST! This is a great idea! That homemade bread made in an iron casserole is on my list of things to make and your PUDDINGS have always intrigued me my dear Sarah!

    HERE WE GO, FEBRUARY! May yours be filled with much love my dear! Anita

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  10. Those look delicious! I especially love Eton Mess. I had it for the first time when I was in Scotland in the fall of 2011. I fell in love with it, and have made it many times since. In fact, after seeing it on your blog I have decided to make some today!

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  11. Oh this post has made me very hungry! What delicious looking foods - especially the bread. I have just seen something in the news that made me think, sea birds being washed up near you covered in 'a white waxy substance' - some have died, but others are being rescued. Very sad, I wonder what it is.

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    1. Hi Louise,
      Thank you for bringing this to my attention - I had been at work all day and hadn't seen anything about it - how strange and sad. Let's hope they find out the cause and prevent more birds suffering.
      Sarah x

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  12. the bread looks delicious I can imagine all sorts of scrummy things to go with it

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  13. Liebe, kleine Meerjungfrau,

    ich liebe Pies, erinnert mich an meine Reisen nach England.Hast du da ein Rezept für mich? Obwohl zur Zeit ein bißchen ungünstig, da ich ein paar Pfunde loswerden will und mich selber auf Diät gesetzt habe und beim Anblick deiner Speisen einem das Wasser im Mund zusammen läuft. Bevor mir gleich der Magen knurrt, gehe ich lieber ins Bett. Das Rezept darfst du mir aber trotzdem schicken, bitte, für die Zeit nach meiner Diät.

    Alles Liebe Babsi

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    1. I will pull out some recipes for pies and send them to you,hopefully tomorrow.
      Sarah x

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  14. Hi Sarah,
    I used to travel to Germany for work, where I tried Stollen. Delicious!
    And homemade bread is one of my very favourite foods today, especially with a hearty warming soup in this weather!
    Jessica.

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  15. It all looks scrumptious! I think the meal I've most enjoyed recently was a pub lunch with friends ... good company, good wine, and a perfect plate of kedgeree!

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  16. yum, that pie does look sruummie!

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  17. I like your blog and I am a faithful follower.I have already made some recipes of you (applecake) and I know they are absolutely delicious.
    Love
    Olympia

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  18. What a lovely idea Sarah and a delicious looking post! Eton Mess is one of my favourites too!

    Happy weekend,

    Madelief x

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  19. Everything looks and sounds delicious but what really caught my eye was that beautiful home made bread. I'm going to have a look at the recipe now.

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  20. Flippin' 'eck I shouldn't have looked at this just before I'm off to cook, I'm even more hungry now! That all looks so good. Suzy x

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  21. It all looks so amazing! I'm glad you had such a wonderful Christmas too. The Eton Mess has me drooling!

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