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The Tart Tart11. April 2014

Stumbled across this super cool food blog called The Tart Tart, it’s run by Linda, a Brooklyn-based freelance writer and photographer and it makes me so hungry I could cry massive hungry tears of sadness. It looks likes she’s a beast in the kitchen as well as behind a camera, because everything on her site makes your mouth and eyes water.

I have a lot of baking to do today for some orders and for a friend’s birthday, so last night I went looking for some inspiration, found it here definitely.

- I’m originally from the San Francisco Bay Area, a.k.a. Elysian Fields of the most spectacular produce on the planet, from where my love for fruits and vegetables was born. On any given Saturday, you can find me at the Union Square Greenmarket, stalking stalks [of celery] and heads [of cabbage]. Otherwise, I’m probably cooking in my tiny New York kitchen, photographing the fruits of my labor in a designated work space way out in the boondocks of my apartment, or siphoning off the wifi at my local cafe.

 

TomatoSoup

Tomato soup 

FigTartlets-2

Fig Tartlets

BrooklynBlackoutCake02

Brooklyn blackout cake

ButternutSquashPasta

Butternut squash, sage and pine nuts pasta

HotChocolate

Decadent hot chocolate

BlueberrySourCreamIceCream

Blueberry sour cream ice-cream

YeastedAppleCiderDoughnuts

Apple cider doughnuts

SweetPotatoFries

Sweet Potato Fries

HoneyCupcakes

Honey Cupcakes

PistachioCake

Pistachio cake with honey buttercream icing

JapaneseStrawberryShortcake

strawberry short cake

PaneerCurry

Paneer Curry

BlackSesameMacarons

Black Sesame Macarons

ChocolateThumbprints

Chocolate thumbprints cookies

SummerGreekStylePasta

Summer Greek style pasta

AsparagusTempura

Asparagus tempura

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Chicken sausage and chorizo pasta with baby spinach24. March 2014

The other night I tried out Lindsay’s recipe for San Marzano pasta E Fagioli. I’ve never cooked pasta in a sauce before, so I was a bit intrigued and a bit worried, because there was a lot of sauce in my pot at one stage and I didn’t know if it was going to boil down enough, but it did and this dish turned out pretty good. I made a couple of changes to the original recipe just because I didn’t use spicy chicken sausage like she suggested. I added some chorizo and a bit of chilli, which worked out pretty well, I also added some sugar because there is a lot of tomato that goes into this.

I must warn you, this recipe makes a lot of food, so either halve these portions or invite some hungry faces over for dinner.

Thanks Lindsey for the recipe….

 

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INGREDIENTS
  • 450 grams chicken sausages in casing
  • 1 whole chorizo sausage – chopped
  • 1½ cups chopped celery, carrot, and onion
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1½ teaspoons ground oregano
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • A couple of dashes of chilli flakes
  • 2 tablespoons of sugar
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 790 grams tinned whole tomatoes
  • 400 grams of cannellini beans
  • 500 mls chicken broth
  • 450 grams small pasta
  • 160 grams fresh baby spinach
  • Shaved parmesan cheese for topping
INSTRUCTIONS
  1. Remove the chicken from its casing. In a large pot, brown the chicken sausage over medium high heat and drain the excess grease. Near the end of cooking add the chorizo sausage for a bit. Set the chicken and sausage mix aside.
  2. Crush the tinned tomatoes and sauce in a food processor and set aside. Drain the cannellini beans. Place in a food processor. Refill the can with water, add to the food processor, and puree until very smooth.
  3. In the same large pot as step one, saute the carrots, celery and onions, garlic, oregano, salt and bay leaf (with a little olive oil if needed) until soft and fragrant. Add the tomatoes, pureed beans, sugar and broth. Simmer for 20 minutes. It’ll be very saucy.
  4. Add the pasta and simmer for another 20 minutes until pasta is cooked through as sauce is reduced. Throw in the baby spinach and the chorizo/chicken sausage from step one. If needed, add water or broth to adjust the consistency of the pasta before serving. Top with some parmesan cheese.

 

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Baked goods. Good goods. Get in my mouth goods.20. March 2014

Thought I would share some of the delicious looking things I have been seeing on Pinterest lately…. enjoy. All links are below the pictures.

 

_blueberry-pie

Blueberry Meringue Pie

chocolate-cake

Chocolate cake- there’s no recipe for this one, but the lady describes what it is, I just like how it’s been decorated – I’m going to try it

Chocolate-Brownie-Mousse-Cake

Chocolate Brownie Mousse Cake

lavender-cupcakes

Lavender cupcakes

chocolate-celebration-cake

Chocolate celebration cake

lemon-doughnuts

Lemon Poppy Seed Donuts

Salted-Caramel-Smores-Tart

Salted Caramel S’mores Tart

Strawberry-Buttercream-Cake

Six-Layer Dark Chocolate & Strawberry Buttercream Cake

chocolate-and-zucchini-cake

chocolate and zucchini cake

peanut butter-chocolate-cake

Chocolate Peanut Butter cake

Plum,-Rosemary,-and-Brandy-Cakes

Plum, Rosemary, and Brandy Cakes

bombolini

Honey bombolini with vanilla bean custard

Lingonberry-Gingerbread-Cakes

Lingonberry Gingerbread Cakes

lemon-tart

Lemon tart

chocolate-cookies

Mini-chocolate-thumbprint-cookies

Meyer lemon iced raspberry yogurt cake

Orange-Olive-Oil-and-Chocolate-Cake

Orange-Olive Oil and Chocolate Cake, with flaked salt

Chocolate-Chip-Layer-Cake-2

Chocolate Chip Layer Cake

chocolate-mousse-cake

Chocolate mousse cake

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White chocolate cheesecake get in my face NOW. Ok.14. February 2014

Yesterday I made a white chocolate cheesecake for my dad’s birthday. It’s a fridge cheesecake so it was pretty damn easy to mix up and it tasted pretty damn good too. It’s sweet and smooth and quite decadent, but it goes down a treat, especially with a little bit of tartness offered up by some raspberries, in fact strawberries would of been good too.

Here is the simple recipe, so happy cheesecaking, happy birthday dad (he’s the tall, indie looking one with the mean ass sideburns) for yesterday and happy Valentine’s Day for today guys xx

Oh I have also posted some pictures of all the cupcakes I made this morning for Valentines Day. They’re all at Wolves, if you need some pink sweet stuff to charm the pants off someone today – we have Oreo cupcakes, Cinnabon cupcakes and red velvet cupcakes…

 

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Ingredients: 

  • 250g philadelphia cream cheese
  • 250g mascarpone cheese
  • 250ml double cream
  • 2 x 300g white chocolate bar
  • 250g biscuits, I used Tennis biscuits
  • Few knobs of butter
  • A topping for your choice, I used raspberries

Method: 

  1. Crush the biscuits either by hand or in a food processor. Then melt your butter and add it to the crushed biscuits until they bind nicely together to form a solid base. You don’t want to use too much butter otherwise the base will become too soft, I used about 110 grams.
  2. Pour the biscuit/butter mixture into a springform cake tin or a serving dish, either is fine. Pat the crumbs down with your hand until they are nice and flat and form an even base. Leave to set in the fridge for about 30 minutes.
  3. Begin melting your chocolate in a glass bowl over a a small pan of hot water on a low heat. Stir occasionally to prevent sticking.
  4. Mix the philadelphia and mascarpone cheese together with a whisk or a handheld mixer (it’s better if both cheeses are at room temp). Add the double cream, I stirred these ingredients together because I was afraid the cream would curdle, it said no whipping on the packaging.
  5. Once all mixed, add your melted chocolate and stir until nicely combined. The mixture at first might seem a bit ‘curdled’  but just carrying on stirring, it smooths out pretty quickly.
  6. Pour the mixture over the cooled and set biscuit base and return to the fridge to set for as long as possible. I had mine in the fridge for a couple of hours. I popped the raspberries on just before I served it.
  7. Eat.

 

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Come and get them xx

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Things you can make and eat on Valentines Day. Yum.11. February 2014

Valentines Day is just around the corner and I thought I would share some cool recipes with you guys that you can make for your loved one, slash yourself (secretly). I think homemade stuff for things like Valentine’s Day are the best and who would be sad to get any of things below? No one. Impossible, unless your’re bat-sh*t crazy.

I saw a bunch of cool pink and heart shaped delicious looking things floating around, so here they are in all there googey loveliness. Enjoy and if you try making any of them, good luck and happy face stuffing.

 

heart-cake

heart-cake-2

Let’s make out cake – so cute

heart-doughnuts

Heart doughnuts

Conversation-Heart-Cakes-22

DIY-Conversation-Heart-Cake-11

DIY Conversation Heart Cakes

blood-orange-doughnuts

Blood orange doughnuts

heart-marshmallows-2

Pink heart marshmallows 

Red-Velvet-Macarons

Red Velvet Macarons

heart-cookies

Heart-Shaped Chocolate Sandwich Cookies

Pavlova-Hearts

Pavlova Hearts with Chantilly Cream

hairy-hearts

Hairy heart cookies - love these!

chocolate-heary-cake

Chocolate Hidden heart cake

sugar-cookies-2

Sugar cookies

_Kit-Kat-bars

Homemade  Kit Kat bars

Homemade-Valentine’s-Day-Mints

Homemade Valentine’s Day Mints

Rice-Krispies-Treats

Rice Krispie hearts

chocolate-chocolate-raspberry-cake

Chocolate chocolate raspberry cake

sugar-cookies

Heart shaped sugar cookies

pancakes-and-bacon

Red velvet pancakes and heart shaped bacon

homemade-marshmallows

Homemade marshmallows 

pom-pom-cake

Cute cake topper – D.I.Y. pom pom heart cake topper

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Local Milk23. January 2014

Local Milk a.k.a Beth, Elizabeth Evelyn has a really cool blog with really cool photos of food that she makes and scenes that she styles. I follow some of her boards on Pinterest and she really has a good eye for things. I went through her blog and pulled some food shots (which all come with recipes, so don’t fret) off for your drooling pleasure.

So here is Beth and her amazing work…How delicious does all this stuff look?

 

COCONUT-TRES-LECHES-CAKE

Coconut tres leches cake

PEANUT-BUTTER-AND-DARK-CHOCOLATE-LAYER-CAKE

Peanut butter and dark chocolate layer cake with fleur de sel

Faux-Smoked-Slow-Roasted-Pork-Shoulder

Faux Smoked Slow Roasted Pork Shoulder

GRILLED-SAUSAGE

Grilled sausage with herbed muscadine sauce and roasted corn & okra goat cheese

Chocolate-Dipped-Pistachio-Shortbread

Chocolate-Dipped Pistachio Shortbread

Cornmeal-Brown-Butter-Scones

Cornmeal Brown Butter Scones

PUMPKIN-COFFEE-CAKE

Crème fraîche, cornmeal, & pumpkin coffee cake + pepita streusel

_RICOTTA-RAVIOLI

Stinging nettle and ricotta ravioli

muffin

Tomato ginger muffins

BROWN-BUTTER-WAFFLE-CAKE

Brown butter waffle cake

SALTED-SPICY-DOUBLE-CHOCOLATE-CHILI-COOKIES

Salted spicy double chocolate chilli cookies

ice-cream

Vegan Ginger Ice Cream Sandwich

WHITE-PEACH,-ROSE,-&-BASIL-HAND-PIES

White peach, rose and basil pies

pear,-gorgonzola,-and-walnut-pie

Pear, gorgonzola, and walnut pie

Rapini-&-Potato-Pizza

Rapini & Potato Pizza

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