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Weddings and Courgette Recipes…

I have been busy editing my summer weddings. Its a very busy time of year for me, as the editing is time consuming, taking 4 times longer than the actual wedding itself. But non the less a very satisfying process of making the finished result look its very best. However thing do have to give when you are pressed for time, and I find my cooking becomes limited to quick fix hunger solutions and -snack as you go- type meals, if at all! But I thought Id share two summer vegetarian recipes I made last month for Kitchen Garden Magazine on courgettes, as my courgettes in the garden are starting to look fantastic and are ready to eat right now. Enjoy! _____________________________________________________________________________________ Summer Courgette Cake with Pistachio and Lime Courgettes grow at a rapid pace during the growing months, so be sure to harvest them whilst still young. This delicious zesty cake is a good way to use up your harvested crop. With its super tangy lime icing, its a great treat to enjoy on …

Be My Valentine Macaroon

Be my Valentine Macaroon ‘ As a little valentines gift, I decided to make my Valentine a batch of Macaroons. They are sweet, romantic, pretty and a whole lot of hassle! I don’t want you to be under any illusions that these are quick to whip up! Oh no, they took me 6 hours and my kitchen was turned into total chaos by these dainty cakes. Half way through I was frantically texting my baker friend for help (got phone covered in sticky goo in process) due to the difference in texture between the two colour batches..and I thought all was lost…But, just like magic, they came out of the oven looking gorgeous and tasting fantastic. Phewww! What dishes do you find stressful to make? ‘ ‘I adapted Edd Kimber’s recipe, winner of BBC’s Great British Bake Off, by changing the filling from chocolate to custard. ‘ ____________________________________________________________________________________ Makes roughly 30 macaroons 170g icing sugar 160g ground almonds 120ml egg whites from about 4 medium eggs, separated into 2 equal batches 160g granulated sugar a …

Winter Warming Chickpea and Coconut Water Curry, with Homemade Peshwari Nan

Winter Warming Chickpea and Coconut Water Curry, with Homemade Peshwari Nan At my birthday, someone brought round a carton of coconut water….and left in in my fridge. I wasn’t immediately sure what to do with it, however after tagging along to by boyfriends gig with Nell Bryden, a lovely New York singer/songwriter, I saw her gulping down litres of the stuff and assumed it was tasty! Yet on returning home the next day and the coconut water soaked my pallet, I was surprised how icky it actually was served straight. There was no way I would be able to finish the whole carton, I thought to myself. So whilst making curry in the evening, I came upon the idea of using it in place of regular water. It lends itself really well in this recipe, with the subtle coconut flavour and ever so slightly salty taste. Worth a go, but just use regular water if you haven’t been laden with a big old carton that you don’t know how to shift! ____________________________________________________________________________________  Serves 4 a …