Archive for the Simple Category

RECIPE – Mayonnaise

Posted in .My personal ratings, 3 - Likeable :|, Basics, Cuisine, French, Recipe Difficulty, Recipes, Sauce/Dips, Simple with tags , , , on March 17, 2012 by Monitor Muncher

I’ve never made mayo before – I always figured it was too hard, took too long or the sauce would split. I finally decided to give it a go and it was surprisingly easy to whip up.

Home-made mayonnaise

I only used a whisk, no electronics, and it took only a few minutes for things to emulsify.

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RECIPE – Heston Blumenthal’s Perfect Roast Chicken

Posted in 2 - Loveable :), Main, Meat, Recipe Difficulty, Recipes, Savouries, Simple with tags , , , , on February 14, 2012 by Monitor Muncher

Okay, so I’ve attempted another of Heston’s recipes in his ‘In Search of Perfection’ series.

This time I’ve gone for the ubiquitous roast chook.

It’d definitely simpler than the other Heston recipes I’ve tried before (see list here) but still takes time as there are things that need to be done the night before.

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RECIPE – Halloween Graveyard nibbles

Posted in .My personal ratings, 2 - Loveable :), Cuisine, Dinner, Halloween, Recipe Difficulty, Recipes, Sauce/Dips, Savouries, Simple with tags , , , on February 8, 2012 by Monitor Muncher

Graveyard with tombstones and dead bodies

Basically, this is a twist on the Frankfurt green sauce recipe I did earlier. (For more Halloween recipe ideas click here)

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RECIPE – Frankfurt Green Sauce (Grüne Soße)

Posted in 2 - Loveable :), Cuisine, German, Recipe Difficulty, Recipes, Sauce/Dips, Savouries, Simple with tags , , , , , , , on November 5, 2011 by Monitor Muncher

I was in Germany recently and tried the usual foods (Schweinshaxn, schnitzel, pretzel, etc)

There were a fair few things that I enjoyed that I haven’t really found outside of germany (currywurst anyone?) and a few things I’ve never heard of.

One of which was this suspicious green sauce also known as Gruene sosse

It’s not big outside of Frankfurt and I think they’re even trying to apply for designated origin thingo for it.

Basically, it’s a healthy, tangy sauce packed with herbs that goes fantabulously with boiled eggs, potatoes, frankfurts (of course) and other meat – actually, I think it could go with almost anything savoury.

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RECIPES – Halloween goodness

Posted in .My personal ratings, 2 - Loveable :), Cuisine, Dinner, Funny, Halloween, Lunch, Main, Meal Type, Meat, Medium, Modern, Recipe Difficulty, Recipes, Sauce/Dips, Savouries, Simple, Snack with tags , , , on October 31, 2011 by Monitor Muncher

Halloween is a brilliant holiday, with so much creative potential – food & otherwise.

A bit of pazzaz is needed on this night of nights so here’s a list of some of my Halloween recipe ideas.

The devil is in the detail, I like to have signs for the dishes up before I bring them out because the guests are then thinking about say eyeballs and expecting eyeballs. Hence, eyeball-y items will come out looking much more like eyeballs in their mind – the power of suggesting thinking.

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RECIPE – Pumpkin Pasta Bake

Posted in 3 - Likeable :|, Cuisine, Dinner, Funny, Lunch, Main, Modern, Pasta, Savouries, Simple with tags , , , , , on July 14, 2011 by Monitor Muncher

Okay, so the only pasta I had left in the pantry was teddy bear pasta? Why? I have no idea – I must have bought it when it was on sale or something…

So here we have my pumpking & teddy bear pasta bake.

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RECIPE – Blue Cheese Burgers

Posted in 2 - Loveable :), American, Burgers, Cuisine, Dinner, Lunch, Main, Meal Type, Meat, Recipe Difficulty, Savouries, Simple with tags , , , , on May 30, 2011 by Monitor Muncher

Mmm…blue cheese – is there anything you can’t go with. I was watching one of Heston Blumenthal’s tv series before where he made a chocolate fondant with blue cheese – this is something I shall have to try to make at some point.

Anyway, I digress, I felt like a burger & I had a bit of leftover blue cheese – why not combine them?

Blue cheese burger pattie on some caramelised onions & mushrooms, topped with butter lettuce on toasted turkish bread – yum.

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RECIPE – Onion Soup

Posted in 3 - Likeable :|, Cuisine, Dinner, French, Lunch, Main, Meal Type, Recipe Difficulty, Recipes, Savouries, Simple, Snack, Vegetarian with tags , , , , on February 7, 2011 by Monitor Muncher

A french classic that only takes a handful of ingredients & is very easy to cook.

Top it off with some fresh baguette – grilled with some Gruyère cheese – mmm…

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RECIPE – Ploughman’s lunch

Posted in 3 - Likeable :|, Cuisine, English, Lunch, Main, Meal Type, Recipe Difficulty, Recipes, Savouries, Simple, Snack with tags , , , on January 30, 2011 by Monitor Muncher

Not so much a recipe per se, but the stacking together of ingredients on a plate to make a cold lunch.

The famed English Ploughman’s Lunch – one of the best things to go with a pint.

The end combination is up to you, but usually involves crusty bread, cheese, pickled items, meats, etc.

Very quick to put together and extremely satisfying.

My Ploughman’s Lunch

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RECIPE – Goat’s cheese & cranberry on sourdough

Posted in 2 - Loveable :), Breads, Cuisine, Modern, Recipe Difficulty, Recipes, Savouries, Simple, Snack, Vegetarian with tags , , , , , , on January 19, 2011 by Monitor Muncher

Very simple but amazingly tasty.

You won’t believe the flavour combination until you try it – I highly recommend you try it.

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