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Culinary Delights

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MillymollyAmanda Report 10 Sep 2009 15:45

Hi Everyone

Vegetable Bake

1/2 Head Celery
1 oz Butter
1 tbsp oil
1 Red Pepper,cored ,seeded and cut into strips
8 oz Broccoli heads ,trimmed into florets
8 oz Cauliflower ,trimmed and cut into florets
4 oz Courgettes,washed and sliced diagonally
5 oz Garlic and herb cream cheese
1/4 pt Single cream
Salt and pepper
1 1/2 oz corn chips ,crushed
2 tbsp chopped parsley
6 oz Chedder cheese ,grated
2 Hard boiled eggs,cut into wedges

Cut celery into 2 inch pieces ,put oil and butter into pan and cook for 15 minutes,
add the pepper and cook for further 10 minutes ,set aside and cool

Blanch cauliflower ,broccoli and courgettes in salted water for 5 minutes ,drain and set aside

set oven to 200c/ 400f/Mark 6
Mix cream cheese ,cream and salt and pepper in a pan and heat through ,

In a bowl mix corn chips,parsley and grated cheese

Arrange the cauliflower,broccoli,courgettesand eggs in a 3 pint oven proof dish ,pour over the sauce and then sprinkle over the chip mixture .

Bake for 30 minutes

Debbie K

Debbie K Report 10 Sep 2009 15:46

Thanks Bridget

Yes it does make sense in what you said

Thanks for the reply

Deb K


SpanishEyes Report 10 Sep 2009 16:07

To Everyone

I have sent an email to a lady called Karen at SSAFA asking for advice and support. She is not in her office until next Monday so will keep you all informed. Meanwhile I am sure that if we simply state if a recipe is an adapted version passed down the family or from friend to friend etc, or if it is directly from a book I believe that will be sufficient BUT i am not a legal bod!!!


Debbie K

Debbie K Report 10 Sep 2009 22:20


Thanks for all your time and effort in this, and if the reciepie's do get printed and raise money for our boy's abroad Well I take my hat of to you for doing something

Thanks for doing something and if it dont happen at least it is a good Thread where people are adding usefull reciepe's Which is a bonus to anyone who reads it

All the best

Deb K


SpanishEyes Report 11 Sep 2009 07:02


Thank you for such a generous comment. Do you know someone who has been there?
I look forward to seeing some recipes from you.

To everyone.

Would it be a good idea to give hints or adaptations that anyone has done when trying these recipes because then we may have genuine NEW RECIPES...hope that makes sense.

Milliemolly Amanda

Your veg dish sounds tasty, I am going to try that, any more veggie dishes....

OK can we try again please???

What is you favourite three course meal was the original question to which I think we had the wonderful result of NIL. So here we go again.

IF you could invite 4 people to dinner who would they be and what would you serve. If you are feeling really good you may also say what wine etc you may have.

I will not post first as I want to see what happens and leave it to your imagination...IF there are no replies by later today or tomorrow then I will try to get the ball rolling....SHHHHHHH now you know why I have the name BB

Have fun everyone



SpanishEyes Report 11 Sep 2009 07:08


how was the BBQ and did the salads work OK



SpanishEyes Report 11 Sep 2009 13:59

Francis you have started so now I will add mine.

Husbands choice

Mulligatauny Soup

A good quality rare cooked steak with chips and salad.

Home made apple pie with cream or real custard.

Any good Rioja Wine.

My choice is


Lobster Thermador

Home made Lemon Sorbet

Chablis but only from France.



GRMarilyn Report 11 Sep 2009 14:09

Hi Bridget,

Yes BBQ went perfect, did the salad with the eggs !!
All looked lovely and pretty..LOL

I have been asked for the recipe for Debbie's Toms, Garlic & onions & Feta,
on bread........ felt chuffed to think they have rang me up the day after !!

P.S. I did not tell them it was passed onto me ..LOL



MillymollyAmanda Report 11 Sep 2009 16:27

Hi Bridget
Three course meal..

Creamy Veg soup
Roast Chicken
Apple Crumble and Custard

Another no meat dish

Pasta Stuffed Tomatoes

5 tbsp Olive oil
8 Beef Tomatoes
4 oz small pasta shapes
2 tbsp finely chopped Basil
1 tbsp finely chopped parsley
2 oz grated Parmesan Cheese
Salt and pepper

Brush baking sheet with oil

Slice tops off tomatoes and reserve for lid ,slice a small piece off the bottom of the tomatoe to allow it to stand ,

Scoop out tomato pulp and reserve ,stand tomatoe upside down to drain

Boil pasta until firm to bite,drain and set aside

Mix Basil,Parsley,Parmesan and tomatoe pulp in a bowl ,add pasta ,stir in remaining oil, season and fill tomatoes ,add lids .

Bake 190c/375f/Gas 5 for 15 to 20 minutes


Liz Report 11 Sep 2009 18:59

Another veggie one - but you could add some meat if you wanted to.

Pre-heat oven to about 200 degrees C.
Gently fry a chopped onion (and a pepper if you want) in a little oil. Add chopped cougettes and/or mushrooms, cook for a couple of minutes and hten add a tin of chopped tomatoes or a tub of pasta sauce. Heat through.
Cook some pasta and drain.
Make some breadcrumbs - I use a mini food processor for ease. (A couple of slices of stale bread or one bread roll is plenty.)
Grate some cheese (whatever sort you like - I tend to use a strong cheddar as then I don't need so much.)
Mix the grated cheese with the breadcrumbs.

Mix the cooked pasta with the vegetables. and put into an ovenproof dish. Sprinkle the cheese /bread mix on top and put in the oven for about 15 - 20 minutes until the top is golden.

You can use any different veg you like. An alternative topping is to scrunch up a bag of crisps and sprinkle them on top instead.


AnninGlos Report 11 Sep 2009 21:27

I have copied to here.

I am going away tomorrow until 19th so would somebody else please copy the recipes from here, just in case we lose the thread. I will take up again when we come back.



SpanishEyes Report 11 Sep 2009 21:58

Ann in glos

Enjoy your time away, and thank you for posting the request.


Debbie K

Debbie K Report 12 Sep 2009 17:12

Hi everyone


I do not know anybody personaly who is out there at the moment, but I do get a tear in my eyes every time I see the news, knowing there is not much people like me can do execpt write a letter which I have done as per thread 1172375 which purple has done, and what you are hopeing to do raise money. Finger's crossed these recipies can be printed.

At least we can all say we are trying to do something which is all good


Im so pleased someone is asking for the recipie for the toms,onion and garlic and I dont care if you did not say where you got it from, I just feel chuffed that it went down a treat as I just done it one day and it worked.

It may be in a book somewhere with that recipie in it but i never see it

As the person who is really bad in the kichen with no imagination belive me you have made my day :::)))))))

So the only other recipies I can put on here are from a book so finger's crossed I will try and make some differences so there is no problem in the furture and I will post them if they turn out ok

But in the meantime I have to do what everybody else is putting on

From the person who is rubbish in the kitchin
Deb K xxxxx


SpanishEyes Report 13 Sep 2009 07:49

Today we are having Loin of Pork so my challenge is to find a different way of cooking it so..I will see what I can do. If anyone has any ideas, and please remember that it is still rather hot here, I will pop back in a couple of hours to see if there are any suggestions...
Also I am only cooking for two.!

Happy cooking and have a happy day everyone



Valerie Report 13 Sep 2009 12:11

The pea puree sounds really nice Frances, I will definitely
have to try it.

Sorry I don't know how to copy and paste.

Val in SA.


SpanishEyes Report 14 Sep 2009 07:18

Carch thecat

I didn't see your recipe until after lunch, but will try it as it sounds delicious.

As I said I didn't want to use the apples on our new apple tree, the old one was diseased and taken out, so I looked in the fruit bowl and used instead som yellow plums.

My made up recipe!

1. I removed the stones from the yellow plums and then cut them into pieces,
2. I made small slashes in th pork and put the plums on top of the slashes,
3. I seasoned the pork, scatterd some mixed dried herbs over the top, wrapped it in foil and put it in the oven on c160,
4. looked at in after 20 mins, and put back in oven and at the same time put in the tray of mixed veg,
The mixed veg included
5. Onions, carrots, brocoli, courgettes, asparagas tips, red and green peppers and some small potatoes left over from Saturday.
6. Then I poured some olive over them ad popped them in the oven as well,
7. After ten mins I put the pork at the bottom of the oven and ccoked the veg at the top,

I then laid the table, had a glass of wine, looked through a UK magazine, cost a fortune in the local newsagents, and called OH for lunch.

Turned oven off anf removed the pork, removed from foil and sliced . Then served with the veg, and OH said it was delicious.

We had fresh fruit for desert.

Total cooking time 40 to 45 minutes, total prep time around 10 minutes.

Still have another piece of pork in freezer so will try your suggestion when we have that.

Will add a few more recipes today sometime. Have to think what to have tonight now. I bought massses of veg on Saturday including broccoli, carrots, celery, red and white onions, mushrooms, peppers, green beans, and courgettes. Always have potatoes, pastas, all types of rice,

Have some cold rare beef in fridge and ham, as well as eggs, cheese and various Spanish sausages. OH has also reminded me that we have the rare delicacy of English Pork sausages from Yorkshire,in the freezer, I think that is a hint!

Any ideas anyone as to what to cook, please remember we are still in fairly hot temps between 28 and 32 c



Liz Report 15 Sep 2009 08:02

Another easy veggie one:

Puff pastry pizza (serves 2)

Use packet of ready rolled puff pastry - get it out of the fridge half an hour before you want to use it.

Pre-heat oven to about 180 degrees C.

Slice a big onion finely (it looks like a lot of onion but soon cooks down) and cook slowly over a fairly low heat in a little oil till it's more or less caramelised - well cooked and slightly brownish.

Cut pastry in half - use second half for another meal.

Put pastry onto a baking tray. Spread with a thin layer of tomato puree. Spread onions on top of this, then a layer of whatever cheese you choose - I tend to use cheddar or double Gloucester but it's up to you.

Put it in the oven for about 15 minutes until the pastry at the edges is cooked, and the cheese is bubbling and golden.

Eat with some new potatoes and salad - or whatever you like!


SpanishEyes Report 15 Sep 2009 16:16

Oh Catch the Cat

No pork crackling for us as we cannot source it anywhere, so guess what we have when we go to UK!!!

Sorry I haven't posted anything for a few days re recipes, will do so tomorrow and thank you to everyone who is helping to keep this alive. I still haven,t heard anything form Saffa so will try else where, I would ask my son if I could get hold of him but I never know what he is doing or where he is!!!

Just hade English pork sausages fried with onions, new potatoes and fres green beans and carrots with a homemade onion and herb sauce, OH at a second helping so must have been OK. For desert we had fresh Raspberries



AnninGlos Report 15 Sep 2009 16:26

OK I have caught up with you, I have internet access so have copied to here on my netbook and will transfer to the pc when I get home.



Valerie Report 15 Sep 2009 16:55


I hope to try the peas at the weekend , and will let you
know. I will include the curry as we love curry.

Val in SA.