Happy New Year 2011

1. Rice Paper Rolls, 2. BBQ Smoked Beef Brisket Tacos, 3. Red Rocket Sauce Ribs, 4. Spaghetti and Meatballs, 5. Courgette and Pea Fritters, 6. Salmon with Green Beans in Garlic , Lemon and Horseradish Cream, 7. Elderflower Marinated Salmon served with New Potatoes and Fresh Sorrel, 8. Strawberry Pavlova, 9. Purple Sprouting Dipped in Boiled Egg, 10. Trout Fishcakes with Broad Bean and Pancetta Salad dressed with Chive Mayonnaise, 11. Blackberry Cake, 12. Pork Ribs, 13. Blackberry Mousse, 14. Asparagus Mimosa with Sorrel, 15. Salt Fish Croquettes in Tartar Sauce, 16. Prawn Chilli Cocunut Soup with Kohlrabi Noodles, 17. Barnsley Chop with Root Puree and Purple Sprouting Broccoli, 18. Blackberry Bakewell, 19. Home Cure Gravadlax , Homemade Dill Mayonnaise and Homebaked Poppyseed Bread, 20. Devilled Kidneys, 21. Birthday Dinner, 22. Asparagus with Chill, Garlic, Sesame Seeds, Ginger , Soy Sauce and Lime Juice, 23. Mutton Tagine, 24. Char siu bao, 25. New Potato and Shaved Asparagus Pizza, 26. Coq au Vin, 27. Blackcurrant and Sloe Gin Sorbet, 28. Apricot Tart Tatin, 29. Fattoush, 30. Duck Breast with Flagolet Beans, 31. Strawberry Tarts, 32. Homemade Cheese , Homegrown Salad dressed with Rape Seed Oil and Blackberry Vinegar, 33. Birthday Pork Pie, 34. Beef Stew with Root Vegetable & Dumplings, 35. Chilli Beef Brisket Wraps, 36. Mushroom Burger with Spicy Pepper Relish and Celeriac Remoulade

A very belated New Year 2011, but I have not had internet access for other a month.  Two weeks before Christmas and six months after signing on the dotted line, Nick and got the go-ahead from developers to move into our lovely new eco-home, which meant I frenzy of packing and sorting, begging carpet fitters & sofa delivery people.

In the end the move went pretty smoothly and we are resident in one of the first twelve completed homes on this development though I never want to carry another box (Please can I have movers next time). All in all it’s been a  massive rush job and sadly sorting out internet access was at the bottom of the list which means I am belated in posting my New Years Summary of the previous years cookery ( others, 20102009 and  2008 )

It’s really nice going through pictures from last year which was definitely the year we discovered slow cooking on the BBQ, I did plenty of foraging canalside even finding asparagus growing wild but I am looking forward to 2011 our new house and location will certainly have an influence

Since our solar panels generate energy during the day a new
crockpot/slow cooker means I hope to enjoy plenty of stews and
casseroles cooked by the sun for free.  As soon as the weather warms up I
will begin stocking the south facing terrace with herbs and vegetables. some  features are taking a while to get used to, our new postcode is a challenge to the vegebox delivery , being told you don’t exist several times a day can batter a girl’s ego.  The fiendish induction hob meant some non-magnetic cherished pans have been consigned to the garage, I might have had a melt down if the Le Cruset pan hadn’t worked. 

Our central Nottingham location means that as well as being within walking distance of Nottingham  city market ,  there is a farmers market close by  two Saturdays a month that should get some use . The small  shopping arcade close by  includes a veg-shop and local butcher who does not shy away from the more unusual cuts including cow tongue and cow’s feet.

I hope everyone had a great New Year and is looking forward to 2011.

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3 Responses to Happy New Year 2011

  1. Aiko says:

    Happy New Year to you too Becky! And congratulations on moving house!
    ps… how s the baby coming along?

  2. Roger says:

    This is becoming a habit. Congratulations!

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