Tuesday 25 June 2013

Salmon Fishcakes And Foreign Objects

Well. If you stop by Free From G on a regular basis you will know that I'm having some kitchen difficulties, I've totally lost the ability to nail recipes first try which is something I was quite proud of being able to do. My experiments have been one failure after another and I'm miffed, I just don't know what is going on.

Still, I keep plodding away thinking that my Kitchen Mojo will return but it hasn't and you know what? Last night I had something happen that I couldn't have made up in order to relay a funny if untrue story. There's some bad vibes going on in that kitchen.

Monday 24 June 2013

Warburton's Newburn Bakehouse Morning Muffins

newburn bakehouse morning muffins
So, So Good
Apologies for the quiet, can't believe that it was 10 days ago that I last posted. I've been caught up with the Tennis (as always) and I've been looking into a new work project. I also didn't have anything of interest to post about as my Kitchen Mojo is in hiding, it's currently unfindable :(

I do have a new discovery though so I thought I'd share. Saw these on Saturday and had been fancying something cakey so I got them. Oh My. I'm now on a weight loss diet, I've been beyond naughty.

Friday 14 June 2013

My Most Accomplished Recipe To Date

prawn bacon bites
King Prawns, Streaky Bacon, Primula Cheese, Oh And Chips
The Glutenite wanted to call these Pig Prawn Bites but I'm going with the more delicate version of Cheesy Bacon Prawn Bites. I actually prefer his name but I'm playing at demure.

Not taxing in any way but absolutely delish. I tried these out on skewers a week or so ago and they didn't end up looking how I wanted, done this way they look like little parcels but I still haven't figured out how to get the cheese inside and not splurging all over the foil under the grill.

Thursday 13 June 2013

Gratin, Gruyere And The Glutenite

seafood gratin
Before Cheese Was Added
As you will now know, this isn't a recipe post which can only mean one thing; something didn't go right. It was by no means a disaster but it wasn't good enough to share, not at this stage anyway.

It started off badly, the kitchen was a mess and I didn't have enough time to tidy. I have this thing where 8pm is my cut off point for eating, even if I've missed lunch no matter how hungry I am as 8pm rolls round I can't eat anymore. My stomach just goes Nope. I don't like to eat late but sometimes it's unavoidable and that just makes it awkward. Avoiding clocks doesn't help either. So that's why I didn't have time to make the kitchen more manageable to cook in.

Wednesday 12 June 2013

How I Develop My Recipes

prawns scallops squid
The contents of that odd photo are the main components of dinner tonight and hopefully a new recipe post for tomorrow. I've not been coming up with many new recipes recently, partly because of all the disasters I've had and partly because I've covered a lot of ground with the recipes that have been posted as you'll see if you go to the recipe section above.

Monday 10 June 2013

Chilli Pork Sliders

chilli pork sliders
My Mini Burgers
I'm back and with a recipe. If you're a regular reader you will know that the fact this is being posted meant it worked and worked well. My kitchen mojo seems to be returning.

The Glutenite suggested that I make these and I was more than happy to oblige as mini foods are very me, I like small portions. You can use any thick gluten free bread to make the buns for sliders but I opted for DS Ciabattas, they're a firm favourite here and worked a treat, each Ciabatta made two buns.

Tuesday 4 June 2013

When Experiments Go Bad

fermented black beans
Wanted Ingredient
I said last post that there may be a new recipe coming, but there isn't, I seem to have lost my kitchen mojo. It all started with the Fermented Black Beans that I'd been trying to get hold of for months. I eagerly anticipated using them and though the meal was okay, it wasn't post standard by any means.