Friday 24th May 2013

Here is a sneaky Bellini to welcome in the sunshine!

ImageThis has accompanied a Friday night curry from the Teddington Tandoori- always delicious and tonight did not disappoint.  I was supposed to be cooking a roasted vegetable tart but it took 2 hours to drive home from work and it would have been very cruel to make me cook…

Yesterday, however, was my day off. A lovely restful day interspersed with some good food. Lunch was a healthy and yummy tabbouleh.

Tabboulleh

Small handful of bulgar wheat

2 large tomatoes, seeded and chopped

6 spring onions, chopped

Large bunch coriander, chopped

Large bunch parsley, chopped

Small bunch mint, chopped

1 lemon

1tsp garlic oil

Salt & pepper

  • Pour boiling water over the bulgar and leave to stand for 20mins or so until it has softened and is a good texture to eat. Drain and cool.
  • In a large bowl mix all of the ingredients, squeezing over as much lemon juice as you like- I use the whole lemon as I like it quite sharp. Don’t be stingy with the salt either as the tomatoes really love it.
  • Eat immediately!

This is great for a tasty lunch, but we often do it as part of a mezze type meal.

ImageLunch is sitting on top of a pile of Olive magazines from the past couple of years. I am continuing my cull of magazines so spent the day going through and tearing out recipes to try. Actually got through them all but spent the entire say starving, looking at such great foodie ideas. Lots to inspire me in the weeks ahead!

For dinner the old fav- spaghetti bolognaise. Pleasing as always, and as always I have eaten too much……

2 thoughts on “Friday 24th May 2013

  1. Barbara Thomas 1 May 27, 2013 at 2:47 pm Reply

    Like the look of it and shall give it a go! When are you opening your own fine dining establishment?! xx

    • frenchthomas May 27, 2013 at 4:08 pm Reply

      Well thank you! Planning the curry extravaganza at the weekend, and a very special cake…… xxx

      Sent from Windows Mail

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