A bit of a foodie post today. This is our lunch today, a Greek salad with garlic and zatar pitta breads.
This was our Easter lunch- mechoui-style roast lamb. I got the idea from this book which is full of fabulous easy ideas for everyday food.
I mashed a chunk of butter with six cloves of garlic and some cumin, cayenne and paprika. I smeared this all over the lamb and left it overnight then roasted it. It was gorgeous. We ate it with roast carrots and potatoes. The children particularly enjoyed it. They love spicy food.
This was our supper this evening. Leftover lamb pilaff. More spices, this time a blend called Baharat which is another middle eastern mixture. For this I cooked some onions and garlic in butter and olive oil, then I added the spices, half a tin of chopped tomatoes, some sultanas and dried apricots and then some leftover lamb. I cooked the rice separately and mixed the two mixtures together. I ate mine with some plain yogurt and a green salad. It was delicious.
I still have lamb leftover. Tomorrow I will make stock with the bones and supper will be harissa spiced lamb and chickpea stew to eat with couscous. I'm definitely having a bit of a middle eastern thing at the moment.
I put together an Easter sampler today.
I do love putting these samplers or mosaics together. I admit I shamelessly pinched the idea from Lucy at Attic24. Her mosaics are gorgeous and are one of the things that inspired me to start this blog. Making these samplers certainly makes me happy!