Archive for the Sauce/Dips Category

RECIPE – Heston’s super stringy cheese fondue

Posted in 2 - Loveable :), Cuisine, Dinner, European, Funny, Lunch, Modern, Recipe Difficulty, Recipes, Sauce/Dips, Savouries, Simple with tags , , , on December 24, 2012 by Monitor Muncher

I’ve been watching Heston’s tv series ‘How to cook like Heston’ where he gives you (mostly) realistic recipes that the home cook can do. Some things do look time consuming, but nothing like 3-day extravaganzas that I’ve attempted before (more of my attempts at Heston Blumenthal’s recipe here).

This is a really quick & simple recipe and good fun too (but Heston told me I can play with my food…)

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Stretchy cheesy goodness

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RECIPE – Garlic Prawn Pate

Posted in 3 - Likeable :|, Cuisine, French, Modern, Recipe Difficulty, Recipes, Sauce/Dips, Savouries, Simple, Snack with tags , , , on March 21, 2012 by Monitor Muncher

Looks & tastes good, a lovely starter for a dinner party.

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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 – 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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