George’s Potato Yoghurt Salad

Potato Salad

Potato Salad (2)

Potato Salad (3)

George’s Potato Yoghurt Salad

Ingredients

2 large potatoes (cut into medium sized chunks)

3 tbsps of yoghurt (I used thick goats yoghurt, Greek Yoghurt would be equally as nice, but any will do)

1/2 a tin of chickpeas- rinse so they are not too salty

Small chunk of fresh ginger – finely diced

Handful of coriander, de-stalked and chopped

Handful of sultanas

Squeeze of lemon juice

Sprinkle of seasoning

Method

Cut the potatoes into evenly sized chunks and place in a saucepan. Cover in a kettle of boiling water. Bring to boil. Turn down and boil for a further 10-12 minutes. Then leave to cool.

Place potato in a bowl, and add ginger, coriander, chickpeas, sultanas and lemon juice. Season. Add enough yoghurt just to coat the potatoes. This should be around 3 tbsps, but put in however much you think best.

Enjoy :-)

Primal Family Nourishment

sweet potato latkes with poached egg

This post is to let you know that my mum, administrator of “Live Grow Nourish Create”, has started up a new paleo food blog, called Primal Family Nourishment (which you can check out here)

Viv, administrator of Primal Family Nourishment says here in her about page: “This blog is to document our progress as we transition towards a “primal” way of eating emphasising fresh meat, fish, eggs, vegetables, fruits, nuts and seeds, and minimal high fat dairy.”

Raspberry And Yoghurt Ice Cream

I got an ice cream maker earlier this month; A Magimix De Glacier, with a 1.1 litre freezer bowl. So far Ive made two ice creams with it. The first was made with coconut milk, and it was not as such ice cream… but a slab of ice… So this time we decided we’d make try and get a better consistency and texture, using yoghurt! Following a recipe that came in the box with my ice cream maker, we made a Raspberry and Yoghurt Ice Cream (Surely that’s a frozen yoghurt? :-) ) . Anyway, sweet, but taut, and actually looking and tasting very ice cream like, I was pretty pleased with it :-) Here’s the recipe:

Raspberry Ice Cream (2)

Raspberry Ice Cream (3)

Ingredients-

250g Raspberries

100g Caster Sugar

3ooml Yoghurt (We used St. Helen’s Goats Yoghurt, which has a thick and creamy texture; maybe this helped with the texture of the ice cream)

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We served it with chopped hazelnuts and chocolate chips. You could just as easily add these to the actual ice cream; just churn the ice cream for 10 minutes, add the chocolate chips/chopped hazelnuts, and churn for another 1o minutes.

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Day Dreamer Award

Right, I’ve been nominated for the Day Dreamer Award (Sounds like a suitable award for me :D )

Thanks to Tomas for the nomination! Looks like a cool award! Anyway, here are the rules of this award:

1) Upon receipt of this award, you are to take a mental vacation for five minutes. Gaze off into space, look out of the window, have yourself a wonderful day dream.

2) When you have returned from your day dream, you are required to take another one tomorrow.

3) Lather, Rinse, Repeat.

4) Award this to three (3) people. You can only pass on this award to three (3) people only.

I’m back from my daydream! Lol :D

Here are my three nominees:

http://overtimecook.com/

http://sherrisugarsnowshoes.wordpress.com/

http://inlovewiththelord.wordpress.com/

Blog Of The Year Award 2012- 4th Star

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I’ve been nominated for the Blog Of The Year Award 2012! Thanks to Tara Lee for nominating me! :D

And here are my nominations :

‘Please Pass The Recipe’

http://mumandleahcook.wordpress.com/

‘Daisy’s World’

http://daisysworld.net/

2012 favorite dishes

‘Creating Pictures’

http://cartoonrascals.wordpress.com/

Cottage

And to my nominees, here are the official rules of the award:

1 Select the blog(s) you think deserve the ‘Blog of the Year 2012’ Award

2 Write a blog post and tell us about the blog(s) you have chosen – there’s no minimum or maximum number of blogs required – and ‘present’ them with their award.

3 Please include a link back to this page ‘Blog of the Year 2012’ Award – http://thethoughtpalette.co.uk/our-awards/blog-of-the-year-2012-award/ and include these ‘rules’ in your post (please don’t alter the rules or the badges!)

4 Let the blog(s) you have chosen know that you have given them this award and share the ‘rules’ with them

5 You can now also join our Facebook group – click ‘like’ on this page ‘Blog of the Year 2012’ Award Facebook group and then you can share your blog with an even wider audience

6 As a winner of the award – please add a link back to the blog that presented you with the award – and then proudly display the award on your blog and sidebar … and start collecting stars…

Yes – that’s right – there are stars to collect!

Unlike other awards which you can only add to your blog once – this award is different!

When you begin you will receive the ‘1 star’ award – and every time you are given the award by another blog – you can add another star!

There are a total of 6 stars to collect.

Which means that you can check out your favourite blogs – and even if they have already been given the award by someone else – you can still bestow it on them again and help them to reach the maximum 6 stars!

For more information check the FAQ on The Thought Palette.

A Poll- What Topics Would You Like Me To Post About Most???????????????

 

 

 

Droplet (Wolferton)

 

Blog Of The Year Award 2012 (3 Stars!)

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I’ve been nominated for the Blog Of The Year Award 2012, for the third time, meaning I now have 3 stars!! :D

Thanks to Vagenda Vixen for nominating me! I am really grateful! :D

Here are my nominations:

http://liv2write2day.wordpress.com/

http://elisabethberg.wordpress.com/

http://illustratedbites.wordpress.com/

http://benlocke.wordpress.com/

http://awhiskandaspoon.com/

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And to my nominees, here are the official rules of the award:

1 Select the blog(s) you think deserve the ‘Blog of the Year 2012’ Award.
Write a blog post and tell us about the blog(s) you have chosen – there’s no minimum or maximum number of blogs required – and ‘present’ them with their award.
Please include a link back to this page ‘Blog of the Year 2012’ Award – http://thethoughtpalette.co.uk/our-awards/blog-of-the-year-2012-award/and include these ‘rules’ in your post (please don’t alter the rules or the badges!)
Let the blog(s) you have chosen know that you have given them this award and share the ‘rules’ with them
You can now also join the award’s Facebook group – click ‘like’ on this page‘Blog of the Year 2012’ Award Facebook group and then you can share your blog with an even wider audience if you choose to
6 As a winner of the award – please add a link back to the blog that presented you with the award – and then proudly display the award on your blog and sidebar … and start collecting stars…
Yes – that’s right – there are stars to collect!
Unlike other awards which you can only add to your blog once – this award is different!
When you begin you will receive the ‘1 star’ award – and every time you are given the award by another blog – you can add another star!
There are a total of 6 stars to collect.
Which means that you can check out your favorite blogs – and even if they have already been given the award by someone else – you can still bestow it on them again and help them to reach the maximum 6 stars!

Blog Of The Year Award 2*

I’ve been nominated once again for the Blog Of The Year Award 2012! That means I now have 2 stars!! Woo-hoo!!! :D

Thanks to KnowledgeKnut for nominating me. Please check out her blog here!

As you may have noticed, I’m really into cooking at the moment. I’ve been making liver and bacon, pancakes, kale crisps, chocolate truffles and more. I’ve been helping in the kitchen and spending most of my time looking through my favorite cookbooks! So most of my nominees today are cooking blogs. Here are my nominees:

http://ridhaskitchen.com/

Crab rangoon

http://cincinletseat.wordpress.com/

HotChocolateStick3

http://lauralovinglife.org/

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And to my nominees, here are the official rules of the award:

1 Select the blog(s) you think deserve the ‘Blog of the Year 2012’ Award.
Write a blog post and tell us about the blog(s) you have chosen – there’s no minimum or maximum number of blogs required – and ‘present’ them with their award.
Please include a link back to this page ‘Blog of the Year 2012’ Award – http://thethoughtpalette.co.uk/our-awards/blog-of-the-year-2012-award/and include these ‘rules’ in your post (please don’t alter the rules or the badges!)
Let the blog(s) you have chosen know that you have given them this award and share the ‘rules’ with them
You can now also join the award’s Facebook group – click ‘like’ on this page‘Blog of the Year 2012’ Award Facebook group and then you can share your blog with an even wider audience if you choose to
6 As a winner of the award – please add a link back to the blog that presented you with the award – and then proudly display the award on your blog and sidebar … and start collecting stars…
Yes – that’s right – there are stars to collect!
Unlike other awards which you can only add to your blog once – this award is different!
When you begin you will receive the ‘1 star’ award – and every time you are given the award by another blog – you can add another star!
There are a total of 6 stars to collect.
Which means that you can check out your favorite blogs – and even if they have already been given the award by someone else – you can still bestow it on them again and help them to reach the maximum 6 stars!

ADVICE WANTED!!!! (Buying An Ice Cream Maker) + Cooking Progress Updates

  • I am thinking about buying an Ice cream maker soon, and I’d really like some advice on which one would be a good one to buy. I’m looking for a cheap, but good-quality ice cream maker with a relatively small freezer dish. I’d love if you could give me some advice on which ice cream makers match my wants, or ice cream makers you’ve bought and have been very pleased with. Thank you! :D
  • Now, since my post: Pancakes, Masterchef And Weird And Wonderful Foods, I’ve been doing much more cooking. I helped Dad prepare some spicy kale chips for dinner, I chopped the liver and the bacon for the Liver And Bacon stew yesterday, and I helped make some deeeeeelicious Chocolate Truffles coated in chocolate sauce, having the idea to coat some dates in the leftover sauce before pouring it away! I’ve helped at every opportunity, and have been noting down important notes in my Cooking Notes Book! And I’ve been having lots of fun! I’ve discovered recently just how much I love cooking! I’m really pleased! :D

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Pancakes, Masterchef and Weird And Wonderful Foods!!!

I’ve really been getting into cooking recently! I’ve made lunches, roasted things in the oven, experimented, and helped with dinners. Then, this week, I decided to attempt to make my own batch of pancakes. I was surprised how well I got on. I felt quite relaxed once I’d got a rhythm going. Pour in the mixture. Flip. Take the tray of previously-made pancakes out the oven. Spatula the pancake into the dish. Pour in the mixture. Put the glass dish back in the oven. Flip… etc, etc. Some could have done with a little bit more cooking to make them a bit crispier and I haven’t quite got hang of making swishing the mixture around the pan quite quick enough… yet. But I was quite pleased with myself… and was delighted that my mum, dad and brother liked them and had 3 each! :D :D :D

Pancakes

Since then, I’ve helped to make Mince Pies with gluten-free flour (which believe me, is very, very hard! :D), helped chop the chicken and leeks for yesterday’s cheese, leek and chicken casserole, and much more! I’ve felt really enthusiastic about cooking, and made myself a goal to learn to cook well! :D

I think one of the things that really inspired me to want to cook was watching Masterchef, and reading the Masterchef Cookbook (Which I might just have to buy; I only got it out of the library!) I was also very inspired by Heston Blumenthal and The Fat Duck! :D I absolutely looooooooooved the look of his dessert- The BFG (Black Forest Gateau). I thought the idea of using the chocolate paint to almost hide the 9 layers of perfection beneath was amazing! Ingenious! And the bacon and egg ice cream, such a strange… and yet beautiful dish. I love how Heston turns meals on their heads… Savory lollipops…… hot AND iced tea…… snails that actually taste nice :D I was really inspired by his cooking! Inspired to cook and experiment, inspired to help mum in the kitchen at any opportunity, inspired to start keeping a cookery notebook… inspired to want to  learn to cook well!