I’m in official holiday mode. And for me, besides the day time naps, booking reading and over consumption of food and booze, it means time for some new cooking. Time to pour over some cook books and magazines and get inspiration for some new classics for the year ahead. There is something about not HAVING to cook, that makes me want to cook. The not rushing around in a normal routine means that I try things I normally wouldn’t, and the results are always superior. Relaxed cook = good food.
Here are some simple things I want you to try in the next few days. They really are dead easy, all delicious and will impress visitors because they make you look like a legitimate cook! We have my sister and her husband arriving today (along with the gay Godfathers) so tonight I am making a huge batch of pulled pork tacos with the home-made tortillas. Delicious and everyone will be impressed! There will be no turning back once you give some of these a crack…promise!
1. Pickled cucumbers
I’ll be making another batch of these while we are away here because they are so dead set delicious and we used up all the others I made a few weeks ago. A cracker, some aged cheddar and a couple of these over the back and a crisp white wine and you are DONE. Heaven! Get the original recipe here (or click on the picture).
Instead of the haloumi whack in some fetta/ricotta and you will be transported to the nearest markets. Except you’ll be at home! You can even whack in some Christmas ham as well…SCHWING! Get the original recipe here (or click on the picture).
Without a doubt this has been the most popular recipe I have posted this year. I even converted my Mum with them! Just make them, it’s an order. Get the original recipe here (or click on the picture).
We had roast chicken last night so this will be on my to-do list today too. Too easy to do with such a great end result that can be used in so many other things. Get the original recipe here (or click on the picture).
Do you like to cook on your holidays?
Or this a time for you to do NOTHING?