I know many readers are enjoying these In My Kitchen posts. I enjoy writing and photographing them. I cannot deny though, that they are a lazy way of filling a blog and I fear they may become repetitive. Already I can see too many dishes of tomatoes and too many plates of toast and jam and far too much flipping sweetcorn. I apologise. Things will change as the seasons do.
I am posting today rather than Sunday- my designated 'In My Kitchen' day, because I want to make room for another reader favourite. Apparently there are people who wait all year for me to not camp. Wait no longer for tomorrow sees the start of Not Camping 2014.
~ Stripy salad. A spread-out version of a layered salad. Once everyone has helped themselves from the plate it looks a complete mess.
~ Navarin printanier -yes another slow-cooked stew in this heat, I must be mad. Actually this lamb stew was delicious and not at all heavy or wintry to eat. New potatoes, young vegetables and lamb all in one pot. I used this recipe as a guide but there are plenty of other recipes for this classic French dish on the internet.
~ Blackcurrant jam on toast.
~ Meatballs baked in a muffin tin. The recipe is here . I used pork mince in place of beef and barbecue sauce in place of ketchup. We ate them cold with salad.
~ A batch of oaty biscuits.
~ Mushroom tart for Charlie and me, ham and sweetcorn for the kids.Tart how-tos here.