Saturday, March 24, 2007

Super Natural Cooking

I was very excited when a parcel arrived in the post from Amazon. I guessed it was a present from Sam (Mothering Sunday) and she'd hinted that it was something not yet available in England. I was actually chatting, on the phone, to Beccy at the time the postie rang the bell. This was good because if I'd been out and missed the delivery I would have had to collect it next week. You can imagine my delight when I opened the package to see I have this super cookbook that Sam was so excited about when she was given a copy by the author. I couldn't find the the post in her archives to give the link but I did find this reference on her fun Monday post when Beccy hosted.



When I did the meme earlier I think I said I had 81+ cookery books that should now read 82+. There is such a lot of helpful information in this book and I have seen several recipes I am really keen to try as soon as possible.

Big thank you Sam :) xxx

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13 Comments:

At 24/3/07 20:26, Blogger Sam said...

we are all mad for this book, mum!

I have just been at the market buying ingredients for the the farro with asparagus green onion and walnuts.

Spring has sprung!

 
At 24/3/07 21:40, Blogger ChrisB said...

Sam I really love it too and have been reading it this evening. I've now got to go and read all the ingredients on my dried food (aluminium free baking powder I didn't even consider baking powder would contain aluminium) and I have only just replaced this.

 
At 24/3/07 23:26, Blogger Sam said...

oh - I didn't read that bit yet. I hadn't realised either.

Now make sure you read about the oatmeal. Remember I was telling you about the importance of not using easy-cook porridge a while back and none of you believed me. Heidi will confirm what i said was true.

And the best bit is that she has a fool proof method of cooking it - just make a batch for the week on SUnday night by adding the steel cut oats to a pan of boiling water and then just leave them with the lid on overnight. Hey presto - when you wake up the next day they are ready to reheat.
I halved the recipe because it was too much for me for 5 days. But half the amount was perfect. It keeps well in the fridge for the following 5 days. Perfect!

 
At 25/3/07 09:50, Blogger ChrisB said...

Sam I haven't been having porridge lately, been having organic museli that I get from the food co-op with organic natural yoghurt and fruit. I thought I wasn't getting enough calcium but I will take note of the porridge but I'm still not sure I would want to make a batch and reheat.

Our clocks altered last night so we're back to the 8 hr diff.

 
At 25/3/07 09:53, Blogger Beccy said...

So I can look forward to some tasty food next time I visit.

 
At 25/3/07 13:11, Blogger ChrisB said...

beccy a definite maybe; I think you would like this book.

 
At 25/3/07 19:44, Blogger Sam said...

let beccy take a look at it and if she thinks she'd use it I will get ther one, but she didn't sseem to enthusastic about tsome of the ingredients.

It certainly needs a trip to a whoefood shop.

 
At 25/3/07 23:47, Blogger ChrisB said...

Sam she won't be coming here for a long time but I will show her when she does.

 
At 26/3/07 05:44, Anonymous Heidi said...

I'm thrilled to occupy slot 82 in your mom's collection Sam! If you end up sending any more UK-bound let me know and I'll sign them for you. Hope to meet you all in person at some point in SF! -Heidi

 
At 26/3/07 08:13, Blogger Beccy said...

It's not lack of enthusiasm Sam but ease in getting the ingredients. I needed polenta once and it took me ages to find it. I would have thought polenta would be easy to get. You have to remember Ireland is about 10 years behind the UK.

 
At 26/3/07 09:19, Blogger ChrisB said...

Heidi I love the book I think sourcing some ingredients will be difficult here in UK but I will have fun trying.

 
At 26/3/07 11:09, Blogger enidd said...

that looks like a book enidd should add to her us shopping list. yum.

 
At 26/3/07 19:04, Blogger ChrisB said...

enidd you should drop hints to 'the man'!

 

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