Category Archives: white wine

Red & Green

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Sorry about the radio silence – work is manic. It’s 2014’s first financial quarter end, UK financial year end, and quite possibly the End of the World’s Financial End as well. Plus the Financial End of the World. But I spotted these two, which put together look rather pretty don’t you think? Of course I forgot to buy any white wine for the risotto. And forgot to add the butter to the chicken dish. And the risotto rice isn’t uncooked arborio but some left-over cooked white long-grain*. And I didn’t have any white onion so had to use a couple of shallots. And I nearly forgot to buy the savoy cabbage, necessitating a mad dash back across the supermarket (thank you, patient Supermarket Cashier Person).

The rice dish is courtesy of http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2014/mar/26/jack-monroes-risotto-primavera-recipe, whilst the “chicken” curry comes from a Reader’s Recipe Swap – Curry in the same newspaper, which had disappeared from the online edition by the time I got home and was therefore created, from scratch, from memory. Valiant Curry Recipe Provider, I salute you, and apologise for any omissions. (Apart from the omission of actual chicken of course).

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*you have no idea how much fuss The Right Rice was causing over at the Comments section on the Jack Monroe recipe….

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Vegetable & Borlotti Bean Stew

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Weather still rainy, grey and miserable. Bits of the country underwater/cut-off for the third week running (Hi Somerset!). And the electricity bill and rent on AnxiousFlat has just gone up (although not by as much as it could have on the rent, due to my negotiating skills, hard-won knowledge of the UK renting market, plus a hint of “you must be bloody joking, right? Do I look stupid?”).

Time for a comforting and economical vegetable and bean stew, methinks!

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Fake Chicken Cacciatore Avec Le Belle Pesto Sans Merci

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I’m more in and out of my flat right now than the hokey-cokey, but here’s what I knocked together out of various store cupboard and fridge bits, with a little help from http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2013/nov/08/one-pot-winter-recipes-hugh-fearnley-whittingstall.

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