TAKE 5 DIARY

Take 5 for Students: Beef and Coconut Curry

Take 5: Beef, curry powder, coconut cream, tomato paste, onion. This curry was quite delicious, though I confess to not taking pictures at the early stages of making it. I had some frozen gravy beef and was busy doing other things, so I wanted something quickly put together for dinner – with, of course, only… [Read More]

Sweet Things: Ginger and Apricot Parfait

Take 5: Sponge finger, crystallised ginger, dried apricots, honey, cream. This is an easily assembled dessert. You can make it in the afternoon and eat it for dessert after the sponge fingers have had some time to soften. I made it in wine glasses (their second best use is for desserts), which adds a bit… [Read More]

Take 5 for Students: Barley with Smoky Paprika Chicken

Take 5: Onions, chicken, smoked paprika, barley, tomatoes. This is a one-dish dinner. I love barley and happily use it instead of rice in a recipe like this. I find barley nutty and chewy – it also takes longer to eat, so perhaps we eat a little less than we’d be tempted to do with… [Read More]

Sweet Things: Sponge Finger Sandwiches

Take 5: Sponge finger, sweet sherry, mascarpone, chocolate, toasted nuts. This ‘assembled’ dessert is a quick but effective one to put together. When sponge fingers come into view, my family immediately think of tiramisu – but tiramisu takes a good beater to whip everything, and I just have a bowl to work with while I… [Read More]