Culinary Week #6

It’s good to be back! After a week missed by sickness I was so ready to get back to cooking and baking(and thus eating really good food) It’s funny how accustomed you get to always having some homemade bread or baked good in the fruit basket(which occasionally houses fruit as well). Or some yummy leftovers in the fridge. My sister was constantly asking me what was for dinner and my sad answer was… frozen chicken tenders… again. Well we’re back and eating actual food! I mean there’s nothing wrong with frozen chicken… but real food is better.

This week as you will remember(and if you don’t here’s the last post in the series) our word this week was Redwall, based on the children’s series of books by Brian Jacques. A collection of epic adventures by rabbits, mice, moles and the like.

We actually cooked from the official cookbook written by the author himself! Which was fun and the recipes, since they’re geared more to children were simple and sweet… and vegetable based. No meat what so ever. But I guess a mouse wouldn’t eat pork now would they? So here’s what we made:

Vegetable Casserole A La Foremole 8 out of 10

We started off with this layered veggie casserole. The layers were made of potatoes, carrots, leeks and a turnip, topped with more potatoes and a breadcrumb cheese mixture. A very simple yet tasty meal.

Strawberry Frizz 5 out of 10

Basically a strawberry ice cream float. Tasty but not exactly wow worthy.

Spiced Gatehouse Tea Bread 8 out of 10

Soooo yummy and spicy! I used a vanilla, blueberry green tea for this recipe and it really lent it a sweet bloom to another wise dense bread. This is amazing toasted with marmalade- Yum city!

Roasted Squash 7 out of 10

So this was not from the cookbook, but I saw them at the store and just couldn’t resist. I feel any respecting badger or hedgehog would gladly partake of these brown sugar and buttered roasted acorn squash.

Hare’s Haversack Crumble 7 out of 10

A very, very simple blueberry crumble recipe that tasted exactly like it should. Though if I make it again I’d add my own spice combination for the crumble top to make it a little more exciting.

Stone Inna Swamp 10 out of 10

Our stand out recipe for the week was this amazing veggie stew topped with parsley and oat dumplings. I love this soup so much. Again simple flavors yet in this particular dish it’s so charmingly plain. Like in a good way.

So that’s it! Week #6 is all wrapped up in a pretty bow and we’re on to week #7!! Our new word is… coffee. Oh man! Guys it’s my week- lol!

Lots of love,