Sunday, 17 April 2011

Garlic Herb Chicken Skewers

Garlic herb chicken with pita bread
In my last post I promised to show one use of the pita style bread that I had made. Usually I would just cut it open and fill the inside with whatever I am eating, but for this meal, I was a bit more lazy and just put everything on top and folded it over.

I made some garlic and herb marinated chicken, and cooked it under a grill on skewers. It would taste even better on the BBQ, but it was a bit cold for that. Now that the weather is warming up, I will soon have the BBQ out.

Wednesday, 6 April 2011

Pita style bread

Pile of cooked breads
I promised to post some recipes, and I mentioned some lovely recipes I had made. Here is the first for a lovely pita style bread. I won't say it is pita bread, because I just made them on the spot without any real recipe, but they did the job, and tasted wonderful.

There is a slight problem with me coming up with things on the spot, any measurements probably won't be accurate since I just guess afterwards. For this it doesn't matter too much, the recipe would be constantly changing due to weather, flour, or whatever. Dough recipes tend to be like that, so it's best to start with a rough number to follow then adjust until it "feels right". This should be a particularly dry dough, we don't want the inside to puff up like bread, we want a nice pocket of air with some gorgeous tasting bread around it.

Saturday, 2 April 2011

Almost done

There is about a week left until the deadline for my final project for university. It constantly feels like I'm butting my head against the wall. I'm really not sure if I will manage to get anything decent done in time. Everything is just piling up on top of me and I have nowhere to hide from it all. I have some pictures of things I've cooked recently but right now I'm a bit too stressed to make any meaningful posts, perhaps later today or tomorrow I will post some. Right now I think its mini-cheesecake time, those things are lovely. They are just store bought ones, but I'll definitely be making some when I have the right ingredients. Once my project is done I'll have a bit of time to relax while I study for my exams. then during exams I'll have some money to make some lovely food. I can't wait to be making good food.

Wednesday, 30 March 2011

Baked Eggs in Tomato Sauce

Baked egg in sauce on pasta
Lately I've been sleeping more and more, so I haven't really done much work. That's a bit of a worry since I'm only 2 weeks away from my deadline, so I really need to focus on studying. Unfortunately that means I have less time to cook.

This recipe is a very quick and simple dish, it tastes great. I didn't think it through properly before making it though, so I put everything together in the pan which meant that on the plate it looked hideous. I forgot to take a picture of it on the plate before eating the whole thing at once, since it tasted so good. (Edit: Apparently I didn't forget, I just forgot that I took the pictures. They have been added in now).

Friday, 25 March 2011

Chilli Con Carne

A tasty, filling, cheap chilli.
I did have something in mind to talk about, but my mind has completely gone blank. I guess that's what I get for attempting to blog at 5:30am. My cupboards are getting bare, my freezer contains a single leek, and the fridge has 1 egg and two carrots. Bleak times indeed. Luckily I have some photo's of previous meals I've made, hopefully they will carry me over to when I next get some money and can start making some *real* recipe posts.

When there's need for a cheap and tasty meal, nothing beats chilli con carne. Well, some things might, but I can't think of any off the top of my head. I've read about people arguing about whether chilli should have beans in it or not, I think it should, otherwise you're just making a spicy Bolognese sauce. My normal chilli is a bit different to this one, but I used what I had on hand. It tasted great, and that's the main thing that matters.