Monthly Archives: January 2019

My 2019 Holiday Day 1

It’s been a while since I’ve had any time off when I have been at home and had some energy to do some cooking! So, this week ahead, I have some good food plans, some restaurants to visit, and of course some lovely wine to drink 🍷.

Today has been a relaxing day at home with a lovely lunch and dinner.

Wild Boar Tortellini with Flatbread

This beautiful rose Sancerre was crisp, full of rose petal perfume, and made me think of sunshine despite the grey skies outside. To eat…. I’d like to say that I made these tortellini but they came from Pasta Evangelists, a mail order fresh pasta company. Their pasta is beautiful, rich pasta with well seasoned fillings. What they have also taught me is the use of nuts to add texture to a pasta dish, in this case hazelnuts. The pasta is drizzled with a hazelnut butter then sprinkled with chopped hazelnuts, and this really adds a fantastic dimension to the pasta…. I don’t know why I hadn’t thought about it before!

I thought I would add some flatbread to use up some bits in the fridge so I topped a flatbread with salami, tomatoes, red onion and green olives, Popped it in the oven for 10 mins, and a wonderful bit of bread to mop up some of the tomato sauce I made to accompany the tortellini. Happy days ☀️👍☀️

So after an afternoon snooze and an early evening watching the Newcastle match (sad days 👎) it was time for dinner.

Tuna and Greens Cashew Stir Fry

I sautéed a sliced onion with some red chillis and added some mange tout, broccoli, red cabbage and greens. After stirring for a couple of mins I added some cooked rice, a splash of soy sauce, and a generous sprinkling of roasted cashews. I pressed some sesame seeds into tuna steaks and popped them under the grill for 3 mins per side, then sliced into thick strips.

I enjoyed it a lot, C thought it was ok, but it was a big hit with next doors 🐈!

Tomorrow we are going to a coffee roastery for a tour so it will be a caffeine charged day ☕️☕️☕️

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