Friday, 31 October 2008

Meze Platter

This is a meze platter (or mezze platter) which contained the following:

  • Hommous and Olives

  • Aubergine and Goat's Cheese Rolls

  • Ratitoullie

  • Sundried Tomato Ciabatta

  • Pitta Bread

The next four recipes I post will be for the elements of the meze platter (apart from pitta bread, as that was just got from the supermarket).

Have I built up any tension with people not being able to wait to see the recipes?

Wednesday, 29 October 2008

Onion Marmalade

This is a nice quick marmalade recipe which goes really well in a bread roll with mature cheddar.


  • 750g red onions, finely chopped

  • 3 tablespoons vinegar

  • 1/4 pint water

  • 4 tablespoons sugar

  • 1 tablespoon mustard

  • 1 tablespoon cumin

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1 teaspoon corn flour


  1. Mix all the ingredients together in a pan.

  2. Simmer for 2 hours stirring frequently or use 'Jam' setting on your bread maker. If the bread maker 'Jam' program doesn't last for 2 hours, repeat it once it has run once.

  3. Heat the jam jars in an oven at 120 degrees for 5 minutes to steralise them.

  4. Use oven gloves to remove jam jars from oven and fill with the marmalade.

  5. Leave to cool with the lids just resting on the top. When cool, tighten the lids and you're done.

Makes 2 jam jars worth of marmalade.

Sunday, 26 October 2008

Regular Blogging Time

I've decided to start blogging regularly.

I'm going to blog every Wednesday and Friday at 6pm GMT.

Hopefully it'll last. Well, it'll last at least six and a half weeks as I have 13 posts lined up. Hopefully it'll continue after that.