It is always a challenge to find new and exciting dishes to serve that is interesting to both the kids and us adults. The boys are still so young that they really prefer fairly simple dishes and would happily eat sausages everyday if they had been allowed to. And it is really difficult not to end up in a circle of serving the same dishes over and over. Every now and then I come across ideas for dishes that I can use to make meals we can enjoy together with the boys and that can fairly easily be made into an interesting meal for everyone. Continue reading
Again we have had some lovely and busy days on the weekend with exceptional weather on Sunday. That of course has an impact on the time to work on the blog. But not to worry, I have had the opportunity to work on some dishes, I just haven’t had too much time to write up the posts. In the garden, we have dug up loads and loads of dandelions. The boys have helped carry them over to the compost and have been such good little gardeners, sharing a kid sized wheel barrow and running back and forth in the garden. We still have loads of dandelions to get rid off, but a little at the time and we will hopefully get there in the end. It is very nice to be able to work in the garden and have the help from the boys and seeing how helpful they are and how nicely they can work together when they get the right encouragement.
This is not the most elegant looking dish, let me just start by saying that. When using red wine, it gets a much less delicate color than your normal risotto. But, it gives a different flavor profile and different depth to the risotto that the dryer white wine.
This simple little side is perfect for a steak dinner and quick and easy to make. I am not too fond of covering a nice cut of meat with a heavy sauce, I’d rather have something with a little bit of moisture on the side.
Onions are voracious eaters and require quite a bit of nutrition to grow to a nice size.
Mammoth onion from last year. This reached a size of just over 1 kg.
Planting from sets (which is a small onion really that was stopped from growing any larger) makes planting easier and also reduces the growing time slightly. Continue reading