Sunday, 26 July 2009

Taking a break

Due to some Personal stuff I am taking a break from this for a while . In time I will be back with lots of great new stuff from where ever I may be in the world .


Wednesday, 22 July 2009

Pumpkin Leaves for eating

I love making use of as much of the plant as possible so I am so Delighted to find the Pumpkin Leaf can be eaten . I am reading that it is a southern Africa Dish

The Article

TIP OF THE WEEK: Keep an eye on your pumpkin plants. Restrict the production to two or three fruits max per plant to concentrate the energy of the plant into producing larger pumpkins. Cut away the unwanted babies when they are grapefruit-size, cook and eat.

Seasonal Recipe: Pumpkin Leaves in Peanut Coconut Sauce

This Tanzanian dish, know as M’chicha Wa’nazi, can also be made with spinach, chard or other greens.


30g / 2 Tbsp butter

Several large handfuls (about 450g / 1 lb) pumpkin leaves or other greens, washed and shredded

Sea salt

1 large onion, chopped

1-2 red chillies or to taste, deseeded if large, finely chopped

70g (1/2 cup) roasted peanuts

250ml coconut cream


Melt the butter in a large lidded pan and add the greens with a little salt. Fry until tender. Add onion and chillies and cook until the onion is soft and translucent.

In a blender, puree the peanuts with the coconut cream until fairly smooth. Pour into the pan, and cook, stirring, until slightly thickened, about 2 minutes. Serve with mash or rice. Serves 4

Dark green pumpkin leaves contain a great amount of vitamin A that is vital for a proper growth, healthy eyes and protection from disease. Moreover, pumpkin leaves are a great source of calcium, iron, protein, and calcium and they can be prepared in many ways. First of all, leaves should be washed every time before cooking and placed in boiling water. They should be eaten with coconut cream or other fats in order for the body to assimilate the vitamin A.


Some Reading


Tuesday, 21 July 2009

Bloggers Trying Korean food

I read a few blogs every now and then . I love when my fellow foodies try Korean food .
Here is one of the Blogs I like to read trying Korean Food

I haven't been posting as often as I use to I am taking a little break . Doing some gardening and looking for a job . I will keep posting every now and again . Dont worry I will be back.


Friday, 17 July 2009

Jameson Factory

I got a Diploma in Whiskey tasting .

As you may know I am in Love with whiskey so having a trip round the Jameson factory was a great treat .


So I am home

I have been cooking ever day . I have found Crazy amount black currants . So after making pots of jam I decided to make so cup cakes inspired by Claire from Violet cup cakes . Claire came and gave a fabulous demo at Ballymaloe.


Saturday, 4 July 2009

No Reservations - Ireland


No Reservations - Ireland Part 2


No Reservations - Ireland Part 3

part 4 and 5 on you tube


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